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Old 12-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
Ronald
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Default Trouble Choosing Free Software for Intuos4

I just received my Intuos4 tablet in the mail today and am eagerly installing it. The Wacom site allows me to choose various free software, none of which I've used before. However, I can only choose two of the following three:

- Adobe Photoshop Elements
- Autodesk SketchBook Express 2010
- Corel Painter Sketch Pad

May I get some advice on which one's best and what they emphasize? Once I choose my software, I can't go back, so I'd really appreciate some comments before committing myself to anything. I currently have Creative Suite 2 and frequently use its Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I'm curious what's different/superior in any of the aforementioned software than what I already have in CS2. I also read that I might need a certain graphic card for SketchBook.

Oh, and I might be getting a laptop in the next year. Would I be able to reinstall these programs when reinstalling the Intuos4?

As for what I need, well, that's pretty broad. I'm a freelance graphic designer and work in photography, illustration (pencil, pen, etc.), and some web design. If one of the software allows highly realistic illustration, I'd probably take it.

I also get Nik Color Efex Pro 3 WE6 and Wacom Brushes 3, but I get them both so that's an easy decision.
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