Why don’t you try freeware art programs like Fire Alpaca or GIMP? Sorry, I don’t have a spare Photoshop Elements. :/
I’m unfamiliar with both, so that’s why. :/ Plus I doubt they’re as…
What does software have to do with how great the art turns out? Software has nothing to do with skill. Both are free to install, so it doesn’t hurt to try.
I still need to see if Fire Alpaca is good. I’m only familiar with GIMP, but friends say they like Fire Alpaca.
I’m not sure if your school is like this, but for art students they can buy Adobe Creative Suite (whatever the current number is) at like 80% off to use. If they still don’t have the money, they can use it on the school computers, but then that’s not really for personal/hobby art.
Software has actually everything to do with how the art shall turn out, as the result is pretty dependent on how smoothly things will run. :( It’s not about just the skill, it’s also as much to do with the touch, the feel, the general usability of the program, how well it runs on my computer and how compatible it is with my tablet, the special features it has, everything. Without those, drawing skills mean next to nothing since then you could as well me making everything traditionally and get close to equal results, and probably much faster.
It’s true, but unfortunately with the new Creative Cloud of Adobe, the general lower prices mean next to nothing since once you’re no longer a student, the monthly fee you pay to use the program goes back up or something and it’s ridiculously high. …At least I think so. From what I’ve understood they only sell the latest products anymore anyway. Could be wrong though…. I hope I am. I’d love to have a working, legal copy of CS3.
I could give these free ones a try but I’d rather use a program I already know how to use. :( Thank you for your suggestions though!