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United Kingdom
Born and raised in Scotland. Moved to London in 1995 when I was still a session musician, and have remained there since.

I used to do a bit of art in my school days, was pretty good with pastels. Started dabbling with digital art around 2006, and have (hopefully) been improving since then.

Looking to revive my musical side while keeping up with the digital art side.
So we can't all afford to use Photoshop... there's GIMP - we all know about GIMP - but what if we don't like GIMP, did you know GIMP is not the only free option available?

GIMP is probably still the first alternate choice as it's available on Linux, Windows and Mac...

Chasys Draw IES is only on the Windows platform - it doesn't even try to imitate Photoshop so might be dismissed by many, but it has a suite of tools that make it very interesting, ranging from image editing to creating animations, CD or DVD labels, icons and cursors, or capture videos of desktop activity. With a RAW file processor, image viewer and converter also included, Chasys Draw IES is UAC aware and is designed to take advantage of multi-core processors, touch-screens and pen-input devices, which all adds up to an impressive free package...

Sumopaint is a web-based flash app that is great for painting and has a collection of some very cool tools if you're prepared to pay a one-off fee.  That said, it might not be as ideal as some other apps for image editing (a.k.a. postworking renders), but why not try for free and see if it's any use to you... for Windows - whaaaaaat? Not that bleeding Microsoft garbage - surely I must be joking...  Well no, I'm not joking - often automatically overlooked for being a basic bitmap editor from the "good old days", but like everything else that has remained in circulation for so long, improvements have been implemented over time.  Sure, it's not exactly going to replace Photoshop by itself, but having ability to work in layers should never be overlooked...

PhoXo for Windows - like to think of themselves as the "mini photoshop", and there are several really useful features such as adding custom watermark to an entire folder of images, thousands of free clip-art, frames, patterns, textures and shapes, image transformations, effects etc etc etc...

PixBuilder Studio for Windows - tries to ba a no-nonsense image editor and seems to do a pretty good job at it too...

Aviary Photo Editor is specifically iOS and Android (possibly Windows 8 but not 100% sure) - more of a fun app that can be used to add effect filters to photos (or renders)...

Pixlr Express for iOS, Android and web browser (I think, I don't use iTunes store so haven't installed it) - available in the iTunes store by those industry heavyweights Autodesk, it has over 600 effects, overlays, borders etc along with many of the "standard" image editing tools...…
  • Listening to: Best Of Whitesnake
  • Watching: Game Of Thrones (now fully up to date)
  • Playing: I want to, really want to - but just too busy
  • Drinking: hot chocloate

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paulsgruff Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the favourite :)
StoneSorceress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Welcome by StoneSorceress

welcome to the Stone Sorceress gallery Jabba
please enjoy our visits :D
lucia45 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
Vaskania Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
tman300 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Enjoyed my visit to your gallery. Interesting themes and renders. Thanks. :)
JV-Andrew Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like  :)
Slide3D Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I want to make a female character for Genesis2 Female.
I ask you to vote for the team of girls whose faces you like .…

JV-Andrew Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's easy... Team 4 all the way  :)
Slide3D Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Correction, I meant :iconprimitive-fantasy:, LOL
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