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Dear friends! I have good news for you - there is a new software for CG drawing called "Paintstorm Studio".
As you may have noticed, I almost haven’t posted any pictures for the last two years. And the reason for that is as follows: all this time I was busy creating my own software for painting

Yes, when once again, I was dissatisfied with the functionality of the software I was using, I suddenly remembered that in fact I am a programmer by education, so I decided to try to create my own software. It was an absolutely crazy idea, because, as I have heard, software development is thousands of dollars to manage and dozens of programmers to involve. However, it seemed to me that it's not very difficult (naive).

At first, it was just interesting (like how to solve puzzles or playing chess). Then I really became interested in and, as usual, it turned out to be something like "so much already done – nowhere to retreat!" :)

So, I have done a tremendous amount of work (thousands of hours - almost all of my free time I was spending on programming) And now, two years later, my software is finally ready.

It's called Paintstorm Studio. Please visit www.paintstormstudio.com You can download and try drawing.
You may now want to ask me: Why is Paintstorm the software to pay for? There are many of free of charge programms from reputable companies. Why should you need to buy this software from an unknown developer?

Indeed, at first I wanted to do Paintstorm free of charge, when decided to create a small utility for personal use, that collects all of my favorite features from all the programs I have been used to and combines them into one, but at some point the project has grown into something bigger and more important, and I began to realize that Paintstorm is really good and convenient.
Of course, it may be be missing some tools and filters for image processing, and it has little drawbacks. Paintstorm, though, is all about brush drawing and I tried to make it the maximum quality. Besides, Paintstorm studio has several unique features you won’t find anywhere else.

I would be really thankful and happy if you could do me a favor and tell your friends about Paintstorm. Even if you do are not very interested and you are totally happy with about current painting software, perhaps your artist friends will find Paintstorm helpful. After all, I am not Adobe, and I do not have millions on advertising.
I created it exactly for you, for artists, so you are the only ones to try Paintstorm, tell your friends, if you like. Hopefully other people will also get to know about it.



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MickeyMauser Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loving Paintstorm. Great job there. I found out about it via Borodante's youtube channel. And the license price blew me away. Totally affordable and quality functionality. The physics are just sublime from spreading on initial strokes to blending. I'm still developing my personal style but so happy with Paintstorm, I tell everyone that will listen how good it is, hehe. 
I made a huge canvas for a very basic sketch and paint job 8535x11378 pixels, res 72. Had some memory issue moments but mostly because of background app usage.
I've really only touched the surface too, need to develop not just my artistic skills but knowledge of customisation of brushes and paint physics, which is all right there to play around with.
Thanks for a great app! Very affordable quality. 
PC: i7 4770k 3.5 Ghz, 16Gb ram, GTX 980.
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
"8535x11378 pixels" If video memory will be overloaded - all will be started to work 2x slower. You can monitoring GPU memory by a free soft called "GPU-Z"
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MickeyMauser Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't usually go that big. And its generally not a problem if I have less running in the background. 3000x25000 300res is my default canvas, and its fine with apps in background.
Thanks for the heads-up on GPU-Z. :) 
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Uncle-Timmy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wanted the app and wanted to support one man band. So I bought two licenses (Windows). I really love it. It's fast, it's stable and I can now really paint in real time with large brushes. Can't wait what performance/features future will bring for us :-)))))
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diallo41 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I have had the desktop version (MAC) now for two weeks enjoying it quite well, then it crashed.  Now, I cannot seem to get beyond the below screen.  Despite clicking on re-open, it will not reopen.  I deleted and reinstalled it several times it still won't take me past this screen.  Any insights would be appreciated.
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oOAudacieuxOo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, um, bought it today and I can't even use it. It's so laggy, I can't even draw anything! Can anyone help?!
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Write to info@paintstormstudio.com
Describe issue with more details and also point out what version do you use: win/mac/ios? 
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oOAudacieuxOo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I downloaded the latest version, 2.10, and I use windows. As soon as I open the app and try to move my mouse within the workspace, it lags a ton and I have to wait a second or two for it update its position to where I moved it to. Also, the windows that automatically appear when the app is opened, creep towards where they're supposed to be. It's like watching a cartoon one frame at a time. I checked my system, I have all the requirements. If there isn't a fix for this version, would an older version work better?
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
Try to update graphics card drivers.
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oOAudacieuxOo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
My computer says I already have the best one installed for me, is it possible to get a refund?
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
write to info@paintstormstudio.com
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Klam-Digguh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Student General Artist
I don't know if I'll get an answer here, but I was wondering if I would have to buy two licenses for Paintstorm Studio if I wanted to use this on Mac, but then eventually move onto Windows. Sorry if you saw this question on your website already, I just want an answer before the Black Friday sale ends. Thank you in advance! c:
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
Yes, you can activate the license on Win, mac, linux and transfer to different OS and PC it. (but iPad version is separate) 
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Auctave Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man my wacom lags so hard on paintstorm 
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017
Do you use Wacom wheel and buttons? Some version of Wacom drivers has a bug that wheel starts to slow movement. Or what kind of lags do you mean?
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Auctave Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i use wacom intuous pen and touch. when updated to new paintstorm version , my brush lags. like your mouse thing lags when your computer is slow. it still detect it but lags really hard makes it hard to draw. so my solution was to revert back to previous paintstorm version before 
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
do you use wheel and button on your wacom tablet? Try to launch Paintstorm first after Windows restart and draw something, is it lagging? 
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Phoenix-B-Meadows Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Student General Artist
Omg, paintstorm was made by one person??? This just adds an entirely new level of respect XD.
I managed to break my demo and need to reinstall it (I don't think it's an actual program bug, my computer is just freaking out), I'm stuck on the interface color tool. Forever. Reloaded the program, still stuck on it and can't fully open it because of that
*shoots self in foot*
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017
Try to delete "Documents/Paintstorm studio" folder manually and restart.
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Phoenix-B-Meadows Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Student General Artist
That probably would have worked, and I probably should have thought of that, rip me. I ended up uninstalling it and putting it back, which worked fine. Thank you!
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NMEZero Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Any chance of an Android version of Paintstorm any time soon?
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Smith123a Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 In order to use this software on the MAC, what hardware is required to use a touch sensitive pen? I think it works wonderfully on the ipad pro with the apple pen, but too difficult to use with my mouse.
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
the better tablets are the Wacom tablets, but also the most expensive. You should search some articles like "how to choose graphic tablet" google or youtube
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M05HE Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017

I purchased two copies of Paintstorm  and it is a fantastic program I'm recommending it to my partners.

Could you add TIF files?

Thank you so much!!!

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Willie1129 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
It looks awesome, I´m gonna try the demo first, but for now...I like it.
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TorgoPrang Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I was searching forums today re: "Artrage vs Painter" just a little while ago, and a poster mentioned "Paintstorm Studio" as one of his favorite apps.  I looked it up and it looks fantastic and just right for me.  I like the look of the interface and of course the dynamic brushes.  I have several painting apps already, but Paintstorm Studio seems to combine features that I like from several of those and add some new tricks of its own.

It's amazing that you charge so little for it, but I'm sure that price is much appreciated by many younger artists who don't have much money to spare.  

Anyway, I am very glad to have found this. I have just bought a license and I will certainly spread the word to my friends.

Thank you and best wishes!
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Thank you!
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sliiide Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait you MADE this??? Lol I remember seeing some of your paintings a couple weeks ago, so I did get the trial. It kinda crashed on me for being too slow at saving o-o ... did seem like a trial thing. So with the Black Friday deal I'm glad to have added Paintstorm to my tool set xD I'm yet to master it but I do see a lot of promise. Probs will use it for my painting needs as Clip Studio seems to be best at crisp lineart and manga rather than painted landscapes. Or maybe that's just my inexperience xD but as I said last time, I really like the feel this program is capable of. It's sort of soothing. I do hope to see more Paintstorm works, see how different artists make use of it
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QTMarx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow this ended up in my email this morning so I had a quick look and was impressed enough to buy it site unseen. The cost for two licenses was very reasonable so I went with that option. Looking forward to downloading it and trying it out this evening! :)
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Thank you!
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saltytowel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
This is a great piece of software, I'm considering making a move from working professionally in Photoshop to Paintstorm. Really worth the money so far, I'm having a blast! <3
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Thank you!
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irismuddy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Hang, I think your efforts in making this software are amazing. It is so great to see someone do something so impressive. I bought it to show support and I think it will be really really fun to use. Good luck with everything :)
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Thank you!
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FERACORE Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hola, oye sobre los requisitos del programa que tarjeta de video que recomiendas de la marca NVIDIA de las gtx.
deberías de poner un software pare ver si es compatible con nuestra maquina. Gracias lo eh probado con un amigo y me +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove 
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
just test Trial version before buy
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FERACORE Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ok
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assassin-10 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Any chance of having a home activated phone call for serial number so I can put it on my offline computer
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LavenderTM Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there, I want to buy Paint storm - Studio but I have a connection time-out error after I clicked Buy( the $19 version). Please fix it somehow because I really want to buy it :(
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danobewan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
sweet program soon to buy no doubt!
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Thank you!
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rea-ker Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I downloaded it today and I'm so in love with it. I'm so going to buy it, it's definitely worth all the money.

Though I'm still trying to figure out how to change the workspace's colors? (like in the video at 2:24)
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
To change colors use "roller tool" 
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benofbens Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015   General Artist
I got this at the "regular" price of $29.00, and at that price, it's a steal. All I've ever wanted from digital art programs is to simulate natural media, but with some extras like layers, and perfect erasing, that digital can easily afford.

This blew me out of the water, it's very easy to learn, and I still haven't "done" anything with it, because I'm still having so much fun trying different brushes and settings.

This is a must have.
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Thank you!
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anotherwanderer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I just bought Paintstorm, it's awesome! A bit buggy (froze twice in a hour but got back on track by itself), but overall it's totally worth the price. I really hope it catches on, if only it were a bit more stable it would blow the expensive programs out of the water when it comes to painting functionality. 
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Thank you!
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VirgilMihailescu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for making this amazing painting app!! It's totally worth more than just the $15 I just payed for. It's definitely one of the best painting software, in many ways better than all of them. It might not have the funky G'mic Colorizer of Krita or the advanced image editing tools of Photoshop, but it has a fantastic brush engine with customizable curves and for painting or drawing it's much better than everything I've tried so far. It might even replace TVPaint, which until now, for me, it's been the ONE art tool to rule them all. Basically... because of animated brushes and a powerful, very customizable brush engine. If you could allow your scatter tool to work with color, not just alphas... and maybe if you'd implement some basic flipbook/animation tools... so I can paint on several frames and see the difference between my drawings by flipping [and not via layers of course, layers are still needed for other reasons]... that would be massively EPIC!!
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Hangmoon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Thank you!
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