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Rose Santuci-Sofranko

10 Days Ago

Art Programs/software That Mimics Poured Paint?

Do any of you know of any art software that lets you mimic pouring paint? Especially any free/low cost alternatives?

Thank you in advance for any help with this. God bless!

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Bee-Bee Deigner

10 Days Ago

Hi Rose,
I am a very keen user of GIMP (free, cross platform). I ran a quick search on Google about "mimic poured paint gimp tutorial" and I found this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3gdb31ghBc

Maybe this could be a sort of starting point for you?

Hope this helps! :)

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

10 Days Ago

Thanks so much, Bee-Bee!

 

Becky Titus

10 Days Ago

You might check out Rebelle, from Escape Motions. I'm not sure it will do poured paint, but it might!

https://www.escapemotions.com/products/rebelle/index.php

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

10 Days Ago

Thanks, Becky! Will do.

 

Jack Torcello

10 Days Ago

The Mixer brushes in Photoshop CC, and ArtRage.

 

David King

10 Days Ago

I have ArtRage, I wouldn't say it can mimic poured paint, not even dripping paint. Something like that would require a very complex fluid dynamics program, probably beyond the realm of inexpensive let alone free art software. Of course you can do it manually with any software (like that GIMP example) but I don't think that's what Rose is looking for.

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

10 Days Ago

Still trying to figure out Rebelle...and Gimp is kindof complicated, but I've been trying out the effects and forgot "Little Planet" was one...I tried Gimp years ago, but didn't remember what effects were on there. Thanks ladies!

 
 

Becky Titus

7 Days Ago

Here is an excellent overview of Rebelle. I bought it awhile back, but haven't had much chance yet to experiment with it, plus I'm (slowwwly) saving up for a Wacom Cintiq; I think it will work much better with that than with my current small regular Wacom.

https://ellietaylorartist.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/rebelle-3-a-watercolor-painting-application/

 

Thanks, Jack and Becky!

 
 

Two questions... do you have an iDevice and do you need to be able to control your paint as opposed to just adding to it?


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Borja Robles

6 Days Ago

ArtRage for the iPad is very realistic.
Procreate is more powerful, but less realistic IMHO.

 

Jack and Borja, thanks! I'll check those out.

Susan, I have an iPad and I have a stylus for my Dell touchscreen laptop. Never tried a stylus on the ipad! Hmmm....hadn't thought of that. I guess I'd like to try to do both "control" and just "add" it? I've never tried "pouring" paint at all, but the examples on here intrigue me...I know that they are done physically (not digitally) but I don't want to get that "deep" into it and just want to try it digitally.

ArtRage...is that a free program?

 

I just checked out ArtRage on the iPad....not free, but very reasonable price... $4.99... are we able to save what we create? Going to watch the tutorial that Jack posted.

 

Of course you can save what you create. And you pretty much have to use a stylus on an iPad if you want any kind of control (even more if you have fingernails).

I don't remember pouring any paint with either of the two mentioned but they are good ones, especially Procreate. Lemme poke around some of my abstract apps and see if I have anything that's still in the App Store.


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Susan Maxwell Schmidt
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Btw, if you can't save artwork in any app because they try to extort you into buying the ability to do so AFTER you unknowingly spent hours making something, just take a screenshot before you delete the app and leave the deserved 1-star feedback for the unscrupulous developer.


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Susan Maxwell Schmidt
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Artist Extraordinaire

 

Thanks so much for your help Susan, and everywhere...I'll search on the iPad too...hadn't thought of using anything other then my laptop for this. No worries if you can't find anything else....I can search more. I appreciate everyone's help and am still checking things out. God bless.

 

Darryl Brooks

5 Days Ago

Check out the products at JixiPix. They have a lot of painterly type filters. I use the Premium Pack as it seemed to give me the best and simplest bang for the buck, but they have a lot of different packages.

 

Thanks Darryl, will do!

 

But DON'T buy the expensive JixiPix Pro versions, sooooo not worth it (I have two, I know of where I speak). The HD versions are, tho. There's just not enough difference between the HD and Pro versions to justify the price. All you'll end up doing is working harder to achieve the same effect.

Also, JixiPix inexplicably forces you to buy both iPhone and iPad versions of the same software, so make sure you are buying the iPad version.

Also also, no paint pouring.

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Susan Maxwell Schmidt
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