I’ve been trying out this new program of Paint Tool SAI, which is an awesome paint package and I am absolutely totally in love with it. It makes increeeeedibly smooth anti-aliased lines, which you can’t get in Paint Shop Pro, and also it’s great for paint effects which is utterly brilliant if you are the kind of person who makes lots of mistakes and also can’t afford to buy real paints and paper. The problem is it is only a 31 day trial, what I am going to do when it runs out I don’t know.
Rabid fangirl is rabid!
I am also feeling quite utterly disillusioned with Paint Shop Pro at the moment. Firstly, if I use the graphics tablet, even on another application, I can no longer use the mouse to paint. I don’t know why, nothing happens, although the airbrush tool still works. So I have to exit and reload the application, which takes a while. Also as well, I am sick of it always crashing. Thirdly, you don’t get smooth lines like you do in SAI. I still think PSP is awesome for vectors, especially when you need to do precision stuff and might need to resize and tamper with lines a lot, but I hate the way the ends of the vector line are so blocky, you’d think they’d at least have a way to smooth the edges, but you can’t have everything I suppose.
Would anyone like to donate £40 so I can buy SAI?
What happened was, my How to Draw Anime book which I ordered last month, seems to have got lost in America somewhere – or something – anyway the upshot is, I can’t be bothered waiting for it, and £15 crumbs! So I’ve cancelled that, ordered it second hand and also ordered Manga for Dummies, which in total together, cost me about 12 quid.
Sooooo, I hope that in 2 weeks or a bit longer I should have my books, and by then I hope to be able to produce some new work and say What an improvement!