Monday, March 12, 2012

My Favorite Apps/Programs

I thought I would do a post highlighting some of my favorite apps/programs that I use to create art on various devices. Some I have been using for years. Others are brand new, but I already have found great use in them. Check them out below...

On my PC - 
CorelDraw X5 - this is the program that I use the most and one in which I am very well versed. I have been using CorelDraw since 1993 or 1994 with version 3. The latest version, X5, is actually version 15 and there have been leaps and bounds in the capabilities.

Sumopaint - This a a great painting app that is available for download on the Chrome Webstore within the Chrome browser, or just go to You can also download an offline version for twenty bucks.

Camstasia Studio - This is a brand new app that I used to do a screen video capture while I created a Lion in CorelDraw. I then took the video that was captured and tweaked it, as well as speeding it up from 30 minutes to 6 minutes. I have been thinking of various new things I can make with this cool software tool.

Sketchbook Pro for PC - It's made for a touchscreen surface, but it has great uses and reminds me of my favorite Android Tablet app!

Adobe Dreamweaver CS 5.5 - This is what I use when I need to get detailed in website creation. I can also just notepad to edit some html code or even CorelDraw for very artistically produced website designs.

On my Xoom Android Tablet - 
Sketchbook Mobile Pro - Has to be my all time favorite app ever created for any mobile device! I can use it to create quick sketches or full shaded, colorized pieces of artwork that can be used in final project versions.

Pixlr-o-matic - This is a very packed photo editing app that can change all sorts of color options, borders, special effects, etc...

On my Windows Phone 7 - 

Fantasia Painter Free - Very versatile little app for the Windows Phone 7.

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