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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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:iconcrimzrose20:
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 
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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) 
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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
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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LucianTheDemon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconvulpix15:
vulpix15 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^.^
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LucianTheDemon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^w^
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:iconvulpix15:
vulpix15 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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:iconlucianthedemon:
LucianTheDemon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
=P
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TinahMustang Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh cool this is what I use for my pictures and stuff. .3.
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Doodleniks Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You mentioned the marker tool in your description but I use Fire Alpaca and for some reason do not have it? Is it just a later version that has it?
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LucianTheDemon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There are two brushes that you see first. "Pen" and "Pencil". Pen is the marker tool.
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AlyArmadillo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I may have to go check it out. :la:

Now that I finally know if it's worth the time downloading. /immalazyass/
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Inu-shadow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wait whats it called???
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Unsubs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
firealpaca! the link to the website is in the description
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Inu-shadow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok:D
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DShain Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is a great idea!
Pretty awesome, I may have to check it out!
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Unsubs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ITS SUCH A CUTE PROGRAM GO DO THAT
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GOVERN0R Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used it for 2 minutes
never going back to SAI
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Unsubs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg really
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GOVERN0R Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes
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GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for sharing!
I will check it out c:
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oakbear Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Seems nice and easy to use ouo
I think I'll give it a try uvu
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Unsubs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the quality is gross: feel free to download the image
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