DeliaS (Sherry D'Elia) wrote: > Subject: Software???? > > Hi all...I'm a new member, 1st time writer. I am in the process of > choosing drawing and photo software for a new art/tech Mac lab where I will > be teaching computer graphics to high school students. > A few ?'s Adobe Illustrator vs Fractal Painter....which is better? > Is there another software anyone has used that is cheaper but close or > comparable in quality and options? We are pushing for 32 Mgs > ( opmtimistic ) but is 16 mg power Macs reasonable for this software? > > Has anyone found anything better (or comparable) to Photoshop? > > Any info on 3D software, such as Bryce 3D? > > It's easy enough to find software...but not so easy to try them out for the > best buy...so any imput is helpful. It's nice to know we're not alone > out here.
Try Color-it.. It is cheap but really very powerful. Takes most
photoshop plug-ins and as a paint program is a lot easier to learn than
Painter. (NB Painter and Ilustrtor ae VERY different programs... one is
Vector drawing the other Pixel painting (with some vector))
Try http://www.Microfrontier.com for a downloadable version
Make sure in your MAc lab that you have enough Video RAM for at least
24bit color display.