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Painter is a tremendously powerful partner, but are you?
on December 17, 2012
This is an excellent art and photography application that can give you just about anything you want, artistically and creatively speaking. It's like Photoshop on steroids, and if you're a user of Photoshop (which Painter works with and resembles in many respects), that's a good preamble to decide if you need something more. I probably didn't, but I used Painter years ago and remembered, fondly, how I could get bells and whistles that Photoshop didn't provide, plus an outstanding level of control. And today's Painter 12 is far more sophisticated than it used to be, and outstrips anything else out there in terms of its ability to help you turn out impressive illustrations and the like.
But not everybody needs steroids, and Painter's cost does include a learning curve -- especially if you're not familiar with Photoshop or similar programs. So the best thing to do is download a test of Painter to try before you buy.