So, it’s been a very busy week. I haven’t had the time I want to start working on several tutorials that are on my list. I did run across this tutorial from David Revoy though.
David is the concept artist for this year’s Blender Open Movie, Sintel. If you have a creative community at your church and they haven’t checked out Blender or Gimp, they should. Both are highly capable media and graphics packages with a huge feature set. Both also have the main complaint being that the user interface is hard to use. Both are doing huge user interface redesigns this year to help remedy that.
Gimp Paint Studio is really just a add-on set of tools for Gimp to help make it more like Corel Painter. David does some amazing work with Gimp and Alchemy. He also used to be a Photoshop user which is proof that you can make the switch! He also created the content for a Blender training DVD that shows you the professional workflow he used to create his art with all open source software. You can support the Blender Foundation by purchasing it, but like all Blender Foundation training DVDs it is released under a Creative Commons licensing so downloading a copy is completely legal. You don’t have an excuse not to check it out.
Anyway, if you are a creative type and are tired of paying through the nose for your software, I can tell you there is a ton of professional level open source software and Gimp Paint Studio is one of them. Hope the tutorial is helpful.