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FireAlpaca program review by Unsubs FireAlpaca program review by Unsubs
hello everyone. today i am going to do something that i have never done on dA before; review an art program.

introducing FireAlpaca! it is freeware available on both MAC and WINDOWS operating systems. this is nice because a) most art programs cost money and b) it is hard to find art freeware for mac. (note: freeware = costs no money) it comes in a few languages, i believe. at least the website has many language options, haha.

it seems to be very similar to sai. the main issue, for me, is that the pen pressure is not as sensitive as it is on sai. this doesn't affect me too much- i don't rely very strongly on pen pressure when i draw.

this program has a handful of features that sai DOESN'T have- a gradient tool, blur filters, perspective tools, etc that make it completely worth the less-sensitive pen pressure for tablet users.

i found it to be a very fun program for pixel work. checking the "AntiAliasing" box while drawing converts the current brush to a brush for pixel art. so there are a few more options for pixel art than with sai.

i haven't played with the marker or watercolor brushes yet. i'm going to do that now!!

so far, this program has been very impressive. i encourage everyone to download it and give me their opinions, too!!

website link: [link]
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CrimzRose20 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Is there an English site that has the download to this? I'm really in need of this type of program for my artwork. The online sites don't give much to work with and makes pictures look .....simple. hmm 
FluffyTurtle1223 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
If you go to the site and look at the top. Look for the US flag and click on it. It should translate the page into english :D (Big Grin) 
arttsan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's like Sai and Gimp had a baby but then they divorced and Gimp kept the child so it became a free program
uberdude3252 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Just the review I was looking for :)
Just a few question:
Do you still use?
Any problems with it?
Is there anything it doesn't do as well, or have that Paint Tool Sai does?
snoopcat99 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Does anyone know how it compares to GIMP?  I haven't had the best experience with that one.
arttsan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've had experience with both, and I just think Gimp is more of a graphics type than an artist type program, which firealpaca seems to have qualities of both.
vulpix15 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is safe to download, right? it looks perfect for my needs but I'm a paranoid butt when it comes to downloading
LucianTheDemon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's definetly safe. I've been using FireAlpaca for nearly a year, now, and it's quite magnificent.
vulpix15 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that was my only concern I think I'll be getting it then. :3 thank you
LucianTheDemon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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