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Angel Speed Painting

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I just upgraded from my limping G4 iMac to a brand new model. Since CS2 is (apparently) not happy on the non-PowerPC platform I also upgraded my Photoshop to CS5.

I saw `blackeri 's review in ImagineFX and decided the painterly brushes would be the first thing I tried out.

OMFG. WOW. CS5 where have you been all my life?!?! I'm in love with the new brushes. This was 30 minutes work. 30 minutes! I haven't tried to paint in this style in yeeeeaaars, I'm surprised it looks like anything at all.

The difference in the computer itself is amazing, it didn't crash out once. I could run the interwebs and Spotify at the same time as photoshop without being able to make a cup of coffee between brush strokes. Wow.

Model :iconmizzd-stock: as usual
Image size
1000x1000px 1.24 MB
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Holy smoke, phantoms, this is one beautiful painting! You did a great job with it.:D

I myself would love to get the Photoshop Creative Suite program, but it's too much expensive, so I have to make due with humble Paintshop Pro 12. I also have Photoshop Elements 8, but I know only a few functions, and I still haven't worked up the courage to use Layers because I heard it really gobbles up the space on the hard drive. :(
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phantoms-sirenProfessional Digital Artist
Aww thank you!!

Photoshop is shockingly expensive for what most people use it for, I probably only use about 14% of the functions in it, and Illustrator really scares me (though I am determined to get qualified in it this time!).

Layers do make an image huge, which was the cause of most of my problems with the old machine, most of my unflattened Photoshop files are 100mb+ each.
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Yeah, that's why I stick to just using the Background layer on my Paint Shop Pro 12 program. Not only is it much easier, but it takes up far less space on my computer's hard drive. :)

The Photoshop Creative Suite series is actually for professional photographers, and graphic artists, and advertising artists. That's why it's so pricey and it's also why Adobe developed Photoshop Elements. It costs a fraction of what Creative Suite costs. :)
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phantoms-sirenProfessional Digital Artist
Yet alas Photoshop Elements doesn't do 60% of the things I need it to so I still have to pay for the full version :p
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*Sigh*, yeah, you're right about that. And the annoying thing is Photoshop Elements gets buggier with each new version. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you've noticed this yourself with your Creative Suite program. And what's really infuriating is that Adobe apparently does not believe in providing patches to correct the bugs, which you've probably noticed as well. :mad:
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Beautiful work :love:
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