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Apps with 'Custom Brushes' feature

  1. GIMP icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    199 alternatives to GIMP 

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

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    1.  Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Dark ModeGIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
    8.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    9.  Works OfflineGIMP can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  2. Krita icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • Epic Games Store
    137 alternatives to Krita 

    Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Non Destructive EditingKrita allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    5.  Drawing Tablet SupportKrita supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    7.  Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    8.  PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Color PickerKrita allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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  3. Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.

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    1.  Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Hardware AcceleratedAdobe Photoshop can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    3.  Color PickerAdobe Photoshop allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    4.  Non Destructive EditingAdobe Photoshop allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    5.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Photoshop allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Photoshop.
    7.  Content-Aware FillAdobe Photoshop can quickly remove objects from your photo and it will fill in the picture based on the rest of the available content.
    8.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe Photoshop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    9.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Photoshop supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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  4. Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core.

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    1.  Support for LayersAffinity Designer supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Works OfflineAffinity Designer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAffinity Designer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  WYSIWYG SupportAffinity Designer integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Affinity Designer.
    6.  Support for scriptingAffinity Designer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    7.  Ad-freeAffinity Designer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    8.  Dark ModeAffinity Designer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  Color PickerAffinity Designer allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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  5. Procreate is a multi-award winning, creative illustration app built from the ground up for iPad with a pocket-sized variant for iPhone. The app features a complete, professional toolset that's accessible while still providing the power and flexibility of desktop counterparts.

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    1.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Procreate.
    2.  Ad-freeProcreate doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Dark ModeProcreate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportProcreate supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Procreate without registration.
    6.  Support for 4KProcreate supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  Support for LayersProcreate supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    8.  Onion skinningProcreate allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    9.  Pressure SensitivityProcreate can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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  6. Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.

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    1.  Automatic AlignmentAdobe Illustrator lets you position and snapping objects in relation to each other magnetically through gridlines and anchor points.
    2.  Works OfflineAdobe Illustrator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Support for LayersAdobe Illustrator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Color PickerAdobe Illustrator allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    7.  Support for CMYK ModeAdobe Illustrator allows you to work using the color scheme for printing, combining the primary pigments (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key).
    8.  Drawing Tablet SupportAdobe Illustrator supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    9.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Illustrator can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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  7. MyPaint icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    123 alternatives to MyPaint 

    MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

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    1.  Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportMyPaint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Distraction-freeMyPaint has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    5.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MyPaint.
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  8. MediBang Paint icon
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    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    70 alternatives to MediBang Paint 

    MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

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    1.  Pressure SensitivityMediBang Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MediBang Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Support for LayersMediBang Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportMediBang Paint supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Dark ModeMediBang Paint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MediBang Paint.
    7.  LightweightMediBang Paint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  9. ibis Paint X icon
    • Android
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    • Android Tablet
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    • Windows
    40 alternatives to ibis Paint X 

    ibis Paint is an easy yet powerful drawing app made with tools for sketching manga right at your fingertips.

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    1.  Pressure Sensitivityibis Paint X can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    2.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in ibis Paint X.
    3.  Support for Layersibis Paint X supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  10. Tayasui Sketches icon
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    68 alternatives to Tayasui Sketches 

    Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else.

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    1.  Distraction-freeTayasui Sketches has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportTayasui Sketches supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  Support for LayersTayasui Sketches supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Tayasui Sketches.
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  11. Concepts icon
    • Windows
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    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
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    22 alternatives to Concepts 

    Concepts is the digital design sketchbook of the future. It’s powerful, flexible and smart, so you can go from quick sketches to beautiful and precise illustrations in a single app. Enhance your creative capabilities with our infinite canvas, flexible multi-touch shape guides...

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    1.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Concepts.
    2.  Support for LayersConcepts supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Concepts without registration.
    4.  Ad-freeConcepts doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  12. openCanvas, popularly abbreviated as oC, is a popular Japanese image editing program.

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    1.  Support for LayersopenCanvas supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportopenCanvas supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    3.  Dark ModeopenCanvas supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in openCanvas.
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  13. Sculpt+ icon
    • Android
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    7 alternatives to Sculpt+ 

    Sculpt+ is a digital sculpting and painting app, designed to bring the sculpting experience to your smartphone or tablet.

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    1.  LightweightSculpt+ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  3D SculptingSculpt+ offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    3.  Pressure SensitivitySculpt+ can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    4.  Procedural ModelingSculpt+ can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    5.  Dark ModeSculpt+ supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Support for LayersSculpt+ supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    7.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Sculpt+ to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    8.  Color PickerSculpt+ allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
    9.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Sculpt+.
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  14. RoughAnimator icon

    RoughAnimator is a fully featured hand drawn animation application that runs on Android, iOS, Mac OS, and Windows.

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    1.  Support for LayersRoughAnimator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Pressure SensitivityRoughAnimator can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in RoughAnimator, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in RoughAnimator.
    5.  Works OfflineRoughAnimator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    6.  RotoscopingRoughAnimator supports creating animated sequences by tracing over live-action footage frame by frame.
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  15. Artflow Studio icon
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    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire
    17 alternatives to Artflow Studio 

    Convert your tablet, Chromebook, or phone into digital sketchbook with more than 80 paint brushes, smudge, file and eraser tool. This fast and intuitive painting and drawing application will unlock full power of your imagination.

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    1.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Artflow Studio.
    2.  Support for LayersArtflow Studio supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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