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Just like you will eventually need a computer, no matter how you make your comics, you'll eventually need software. If you you crap software, your book is going to look like crap, but that doesn't mean that good software should break the bank.
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ArtRage: I mention ArtRage as well because it is something that I’ve really been enjoying to use. ArtRage is a software that allows you to create digital paintings as naturally as you would on canvas that also mimics the look of real paintings on canvas. I even use a brush stylus when I’m working in ArtRage, so it feels authentic, like I’m painting on the screen of my tablet. There’s a wide variety of tools and media, from watercolor, to oils and acrylic, colored pencils, fine point pens, and art markers are all simulated to realistic perfection. The brushstrokes look like real brushstrokes in real paint. You can even take an imaginary tube of paint, squeeze it on your canvas, and flatten it with a palette knife. You will see all the ridges, air bubbles, shapes and edges that you would in real life. This is a great tool for any art enthusiast or someone who wants to paint a comic book or their own cover. ArtRage ranges at around $50. This lower price point makes it so much more affordable than other software.