Anonymous said: Heya Vivi. Listen, as an anon, I was curious to know where you got your copy of photoshop cs6? People have been telling me they've torrented it and I've been looking for cs6 for the longest time and I can't seem to find a free download or torrent of it. Please forgive me. I'm in need of a huge upgrade for creative reasons. :c
Sorry kid, my copy of CS6 is 100% legit. I believe I have the Adobe design and web premium package, with a student discount (I think it’s 60%?). It was a hella expensive birthday present (and I realize I’m extremely lucky to have a family that can afford it) which I plan to stick with it for a very long time, because Adobe is switching over to a subscription plan ($50/month for the suite, but it’s an annual commitment, so it’d be more accurate to say $600/year, or $360/year for students/teachers, or $240/year for photoshop only).
So if you’re not up to having Adobe attempt to suck you dry, other decent painting/drawing programs I’ve tried and can vouch for include:
- Autodesk Sketchbok Pro ($60)
- Manga Studio ($80)
- Paint Tool Sai (5250 JPY, approx $60)
- GIMP (free)
- Opencanvas (version 1.1 is free, version 2 onwards is about $60)
- Firealpaca (free)
- Mischief ($130)
- Corel Painter 12 ($300, Painter Lite is $70, and a package with Painter Lite and a Wacom Bamboo Splash tablet is $100)
I feel it’s also worth mention that sometimes tablet packages will come with (slightly outdated) software (and sometimes software will be packaged with older tablets). I swear when I got my intuos3 a good 8 years ago it came with some old version of photoshop, and I know when you buy a Wacom tablet now there are some basic drawing programs that you can download through the Wacom site. It’s worth searching the internet for that information if you’re thinking of upgrading your tablet anyway.