Great changes with version 4, except for two incessant bugs..
I really like the program smoothdraw. I have been... MoreGreat changes with version 4, except for two incessant bugs..
I really like the program smoothdraw. I have been using it to make math and physics videos for my classes on youtube. I updated from version 3 to version 4 several months ago. In the updated version there were a few things that might be nicer, a new modifiable menu at the top of the screen is the biggest, nicest change; allowing you to define commonly used pens, and switch between them easily. But a bug was introduced... I had been using CTRL-Z for undo, quite a bit with the old version... This worked great, but now, when you use CTRL-Z to delete the last thing you've drawn in a particular color, it resets the color to white. Also, there's another issue that was introduced with the new version. If you move your pen past the region where the pen-tip-resize zone is, it will resize your pen. It used to be you had to press down on the resize region, so you wouldn't accidentally resize your pen. Since those two issues happen every 30 seconds to five minutes, for me, it makes it much more time consuming to use. But the other features added with the new edition are quite nice.
Pros: Customizable Menu palette of pens, erasers, tools Layers allow combination of images Pressure sensitivity Customizable Color Palette Huge Palette to work on Great for making screen-capture talks and demonstrations
Cons: Undo Function should not reset color to white Pen size should not change on rollover. Would be nice to have a straight-line tool (only free-hand is available) Would be nice to be able to rotate and skew selections.
SmoothDraw is an excellent free program for the digital artist..
SmoothDraw is the easiest program to use for di... MoreSmoothDraw is an excellent free program for the digital artist..
SmoothDraw is the easiest program to use for digital drawing and painting the I have tried. It is also very versatile.I have produced near photo quality portraits with this program, and without having to study a manual. It works well with a wacom tablet and allows me to produce paintings without have to spend any additional money for software.
Pros: The color picker, color diagram that allows selection according to hue, value, and chroma The chalk brush and the airbrushes are my favorite
Cons: It saves the work in a low 72 dpi resolution It would be great to use the color picker outside of the program when it is open to examine the colors in a reference photo
NICE PROGRAM,DOES WHAT I NEED IT TO DO.
REALLY GOOD PROGRAM, I WAS ABLE TO DO SOMETHINGS THAT I COULD'NT DO WITH... MoreNICE PROGRAM,DOES WHAT I NEED IT TO DO.
REALLY GOOD PROGRAM, I WAS ABLE TO DO SOMETHINGS THAT I COULD'NT DO WITH SOME OTHER EDITORS,PAINTERS AND GRAPHICS SOFTWARE.
Pros: USER FRIENDLY FOR THE MOST PART,GOOD UTILITIES AND FUNCTION
Cons: COULD NOT CONVERT THE SDDOC FILES TO ANY OTHER IMAGE FILE TYPES IE; JPEG,PNG,JPG,TIFF,GIF ETC. TRIED TO GET HELP FROM SITE