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    Black Ink Alternatives

    Black Ink is described as 'digital painting software that uses your computer's rendering hardware to provide a perfectly responsive experience no matter your picture's size' and is a Digital Painting Tool in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Black Ink for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Android and iPhone. Most alternatives are Digital Painting Tools and Image Editors. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Black Ink are Adobe Photoshop (Paid), MyPaint (Free, Open Source), Tayasui Sketches (Freemium) and Corel Painter (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 18, 2022

    1. 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 withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.
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    2. Adobe Photoshop is the commercial image editor that set the standard in creative illustration and design work with a sophisticated, layer-based workflow and robust, professional feature set.
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    3. 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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    4. Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else. Sketches is the ideal canvas, perfect for getting down ideas, illustrations, painting, anything your creative mind can imagine.
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    5. Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking.
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    6. Fotor is a online picture editor and graphic designer, allowing you to use online photo editing tools, such as add filters, frames, text, stickers and effects…and apply design tools to make creative photo designs and graphics.
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    7. Rebelle is a one-of-a-kind paint program that lets you create realistic watercolor, acrylic and dry media artwork, using real-world color blending, wet diffusion and drying.
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    8. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.
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    9. Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMPs technology and uses the same native file format.
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    10. Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gestures through the use of velocity and other motion controls.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in October 2014, can be still downloaded from the Facebook page.

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