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    Drawing Software

    I am helping an older gentleman with his new computer. He is a very good artist and does "line drawings". He would like to do drawings with his computer. He has tried PAINT and found it to be lacking. What programs would you suggest for him. He typically does landscape or nature settings. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Drawing Software

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    Re: Drawing Software

    Trebor, I don't know how much your friend is willing to shell out, but if he's a drawing type used to pencil and paper, you may want to investigate Wacom tablets as a solution. I don't own one currently, but I used to use one and loved it. I've heard similar affection from many others as well.

    You could also investigate the possibility of a scanner set to line-art or grayscale, which would allow for high quality import of a completed design.
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    Re: Drawing Software

    To add to Cowboy's lead about Paint Shop Pro, I've worked with a web team at our educational television network and all the graphic artists use either Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop. I like the sound of Mark's idea too. This same team of artists all use Wacom's and seem to love 'em.....

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    Re: Drawing Software

    Mark - apologies that this is no help whatever to the original poster, but your suggestion brings to mind the wonderful Dilbert cartoon, where he gives an Etch-a-Sketch to his boss as a laptop!
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    Re: Drawing Software

    Another suggestion Corel Painter , which is more intended as a painting tool rather than for retouching Photographs.

    Corel also do a graphics suite which includes a vector Drawing application as well as a PhotoShop clone.

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    Re: Drawing Software

    Along with Adobe Photoshop, there is also Adobe Illustrator 10
    This is more for drawing than photoshop is...
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    Re: Drawing Software

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> and all you need to do is shake it when you need a reboot....
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    Re: Drawing Software

    A good and <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> suggestion is PhotoPlus. It works with layers and has many useful features. Hope it helps.
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    Re: Drawing Software

    I wonder if any of the new "tablet PCs" have a drawing application? Seems like a natural to sit in your chair by a babbling brook, sketching the scenery with your stylus...

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    Re: Drawing Software

    I second the use of a drawing tablet. We have an older model that, as I recall was under $200C when I purchased it 6 years ago.

    The best comment I've ever heard about using a mouse to draw with, equated it to "drawing with a potato". <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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