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For drawing, I've been using SketchBook Express, but have recently upgraded to SketchBook Pro — much nicer.

For vector graphics, I've been using Intaglio. Its O.K., but very old school. 

For photo editing, I use Acorn. I love it.

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Sep 13 10 2:36 PM

I love working on Sketchbook Pro, but there is no lettering tool I can find for this program.  As a result, I save my work as a PSD file, and then open it in Photoshop Elements to do my lettering.  I am interested in finding a better way to do this, as Photoshop is so memory intensive.

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Sep 13 10 9:09 PM

I have the same issue with Sketchbook Pro. I use Intaglio for text placement. As noted, it is a bit old-fashioned, but it is easy on the resources and memory.

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Oct 13 10 3:58 AM




I use the free sketchbook program that comes with the modbook, but I've also purchased ArtRage and the Adobe Design Premium package.
I also use a bunch of free programs such as:

Blender for 3d work—the 2.54 beta is really nice.
http://www.blender.org/

Pixen for pixel art (I'm involved in a few indie game development projects)
http://opensword.org/Pixen/

Also, I'm finding Alchemy ( http://al.chemy.org/ ) to be a very valuable tool in all my projects. It's a vector based program which enables me to produce some really quick concept sketches. There are also loads of different effects that you can fiddle about with in order to create some interesting shapes/patterns etc.
You could at a push just use this program to produce some really effective artwork, but as it doesn't have an undo option, that could prove to be quite a bit of a headache—although, I seem to be using it more frequently and for longer periods of time.
I particularly like using the pen pressure option and the mirrored effect, it's tripled my concept art output that's for sure.
You can export as either bitmap or in vector format for further editing elsewhere, which is really handy if you like working with vector programs such as Illustrator or the free program Inkscape ( http://inkscape.org/ ).
I really can't big this one up enough.

Another great free program that I've come across, and that I've just started to get to grips with is Sculptris ( http://www.sculptris.com/ ). It's currently a windows based program, so you could use bootcamp to access it.
Although, here's a link ( http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?t=91628&highlight=mac ) to a working mac port—I say working, it is missing a few minor features such as texture mapping (which you could do in another program such as blender if you like).
Basically, this is a really neat sculpting app that again compliments the modbook greatly. Go check it out.


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Dec 5 11 12:25 AM

Hey, all!

I don't know if anyone's seen this before.  But I came across a very interesting application called Alchemy.  It's designed to help generate initial ideas and it looks pretty interesting.  It's almost like it's made for the ModBook.

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