You can find a whole range of graphics software and programs for digital artwork. Two such programs are Paint Tool Sai and Adobe Photoshop. We take a look at the features of both programs and see who would benefit from using either.
Paint Tool Sai
– Full support for graphics tablets
– Basic set of brushes with customization
– Advanced color selection and pallets
– Various shape tools
– File management and layer management
Paint Tool Sai is a basic drawing and raster graphics program that has a simple interface and is easy to use. Also, it has a good brush selector, and you can easily change the size, weight, flow, and color of your brushes. This gives good freedom for drawing.
For advanced color selection, there is a color wheel, or you can use hex codes. Also, there is also various tools so you can easily create high-quality and accurate anti-aliased drawings.
– Detailed raster graphics tools including shapes and lines
– Full layer creation and management
– A range of selection and editing tools for shapes and layers
– Customizable brushes
– Ability to import patterns and textures
Photoshop can be used for raster graphics, photo editing, and drawing. For raster graphics, it has various shape, line, fill, and gradient tools. Also, it has an advanced color selector, and the ability to create custom gradients and patterns.
For photo editing, you can edit basic image parameters such as contrast, brightness, and saturation. Also, it is also compatible with Camera RAW which is a full RAW photo editing program.
Finally, for drawing, Photoshop has a brilliant array of brushes, and you can customize them too. You can import your own brushes and install brush packs from third-party developers.
Who are The Apps Suitable For?
Photoshop could be suitable for digital artists, web designers, and graphic designers. You can use it to create detailed web graphics and images for print media. Alternatively, Paint Tool Sai is geared towards drawing and creating basic digital artwork. It is more suited for hobbyists and may not have the same level of features as Photoshop for professional-grade work.