Making music artwork. Alternatives to Adobe?

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KVRAF

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2289 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:42 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:15 am
smd12 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:44 am
I use Corel Painter, Paintshop and Draw. They do have subscription service but you can you don't have to do it.
best option financially, if things arent urgent, is wait and buy them all for £20 or whatever from Humble Bundle...
I can probably stretch to £72 for the 3 Affinity apps in the meantime.

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KVRAF
5016 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:39 am

Considering how much we spend on audio plugins, that's not that much actually. After watching quite a few Affinity tutorials, I bought the suite yesterday.

KVRer
7 posts since 15 Mar, 2021

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:20 pm

Affinity. You can also find many quality tutorials just like adobe.

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KVRAF
5016 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:24 am

I'm browsing the additional stuff the Affinity store sells. GASing at additions for graphics software, I never thought I'd experience such feeling... :scared:

KVRAF
2091 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Post Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:02 pm

e@rs wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:24 am
I'm browsing the additional stuff the Affinity store sells. GASing at additions for graphics software, I never thought I'd experience such feeling... :scared:
Cool! Have fun! :tu:

(My favourite is the ability to add an arbitrary number of star beams in Designer. The filters in Photo are quite versatile, and within easy reach. Some good thinking there.)
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KVRAF
3733 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:22 pm

Personally, I use PS, Painter, Gimp, all of the Affinity stuff as well as Twisted Brush, Art Rage, Clip Studio Paint, some stuff from Toon Boom Animation and Black Ink https://blackink.bleank.com/ Heh I think that's it.

* I use an older wacom tablet and stylus as well, because I can actually draw and paint well.
(heh sry that last bit was a knod to another thread that I happened to read that I'm not
gonna point out :hihi: )

KVRist
67 posts since 5 Jan, 2007

Post Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:59 am

Affinity all the way. Got rid of my CC sub a couple years and never looked back!

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KVRAF
3733 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:09 pm

For many, getting rid of the Adobe stuff is not an option due to client constraints. I keep it deactivated most of the time save for the photo sub, which is like $9 per month and I've had it since they started it. I just reactivate the full sub when I need to use something. Though it's been a while and I need to update to win 10 before I can use most of it. :shrug:

*The adobe stuff is still generally better, despite some great alternatives.
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KVRAF

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Post Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:15 pm

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KVRian
1441 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:17 am

pekbro wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:09 pm
For many, getting rid of the Adobe stuff is not an option due to client constraints. I keep it deactivated most of the time save for the photo sub, which is like $9 per month and I've had it since they started it. I just reactivate the full sub when I need to use something. Though it's been a while and I need to update to win 10 before I can use most of it. :shrug:
You can do pretty much anything Photoshop does with "GIMP". To do this,
however, you have to get involved with the slightly different operation and
the peculiarities of GIMP.

With customers who still use Photoshop, you can easily agree on an
intermediate format such as TIFF, which works wonderfully.
pekbro wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:09 pm
*The adobe stuff is still generally better, despite some great alternatives.
This is your personal opinion.

I see it differently. Adobe may be the market leader, but there are so many
other software tools out there that are just as good - e.g. GIMP and KRITA.

And - to say the least:

The super-new HEIF format from Apple cannot be opened by Photoshop,
but GIMP can open HEIF- and HEIC-files. GIMP is just more professional. :tu:
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Beware the Quoth
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Post Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:31 am

enroe wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:17 am
You can do pretty much anything Photoshop does with "GIMP".
CMYK yet?
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KVRian
1152 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Post Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:10 am

^ just convert using krita
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KVRAF
3733 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:40 pm

enroe wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:17 am
pekbro wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:09 pm
For many, getting rid of the Adobe stuff is not an option due to client constraints. I keep it deactivated most of the time save for the photo sub, which is like $9 per month and I've had it since they started it. I just reactivate the full sub when I need to use something. Though it's been a while and I need to update to win 10 before I can use most of it. :shrug:
You can do pretty much anything Photoshop does with "GIMP". To do this,
however, you have to get involved with the slightly different operation and
the peculiarities of GIMP.

With customers who still use Photoshop, you can easily agree on an
intermediate format such as TIFF, which works wonderfully.
pekbro wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:09 pm
*The adobe stuff is still generally better, despite some great alternatives.
This is your personal opinion.

I see it differently. Adobe may be the market leader, but there are so many
other software tools out there that are just as good - e.g. GIMP and KRITA.

And - to say the least:

The super-new HEIF format from Apple cannot be opened by Photoshop,
but GIMP can open HEIF- and HEIC-files. GIMP is just more professional. :tu:
Well not really, but whatever, take my word for it or don't. :shrug:

KVRAF
28120 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:41 pm

Open Source zealots rock.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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