Nov 26, 2009 2
Doing some illustrations for a school book.
Nov 2, 2009 9
[edit: I am not sure this article is still relevant. Still interesting, but not exhaustive. There is a few new methods I did not know about (thanks tom) that I have to try…See the comments for more details]
Ok, I have been trying to code in AS3 in Ubuntu.
All I can say is Adobe is not making an easy life to the coder who doesn't want to use Windows.
I have been on the lookout for a solution for quite some time now…Just to be clear from the start: I did not find a suitable answer. But keep on reading, there is half-baked solutions here.
Nov 2, 2009 0
I am trying my hand at Corel Painter. It revealed to be much harder than I thought. It is not as convenient and "clean" as Photoshop, and not as rough as real media. It borrows some of the problems of both worlds. I quite do not know yet how useful it can be, but I like it.
I did not have time yet to stay on a drawing for long.
This is what I have achieved so far:
Five minutes after opening Painter for the first time, this is what I was able to come up with.
I know, don't tell me, you did not feel any artistic orgasm while looking at it.
After spending some time being puzzled by the gigantic amount of options and brushes that all look the same to me, I decided I needed to draw something, fast. So I did this:
Still not the piece of art my ego requested.
A bit frustrated, I went to Amandine to get a crash course, and after listening to her wise advice, and more importantly, watch her use Painter for some time, I was able to understand a bit better how the whole thingy works. Alternating seats, we both drew this:
It's alright for a ten minute thing.
I'll be posting my progress, but I never met such a steep learning curve in any software in my life.