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  PD Artist 8

now based on PD Pro 8 
& delightfully affordable
                                  Howler also supports animation &

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Professional & Affordable Digital Painting for your PC!
now powered by PD Pro 8 (for more details see PD Pro Howler edition)
(PD Artist is a subset of PD Howler, essentially Howler without the Animation/Video tools)

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     What is PD Artist 8?

PD Artist is a subset of PD Howler (PD Pro Howler edition), specifically version 8, but without the animation or video tools. The result: a lean, mean painting machine that's even more affordable.

PD Artist 8  is built on PD
                        Artist 8.2c powered by PD Pro 8the same super-fast core engine as the one used in PD Pro 8 and thus benefits from interface improvements, multithreading, SSE2 acceleration, speed enhancements and other optimizations found there.

All of the features of PD Pro 8 are intact.  Just the features used for animation / video work have been removed. A few animation tools remain though, namely those related to creating and managing animated brushes. (which consist of image sequences too).

Some animated filters were removed. Some filters that had animation options were modified to exclude the animated portion. The Animation menu is gone. Tools and plugins made for animations such as the Timeline editor, the brush keyframer, the exposure sheet and frame painter, those are tools made for animation or post work on videos and thus were removed from the Artist edition. However, animated brushes are still included! You can still load an existing AVI video clip or an image sequence straight into the custom animated brush system in order to then 'paint' it over your artwork!

painted in seconds with the new foliage system

     Why PD Artist 8?

PD Artist 8 is based on the same engine as PD Pro Howler 8. If you can't afford PD Howler (PD Pro Howler), or if you just really don't need or care for animations or video and don't want to pay extra for such features that you wouldn't be using, then PD Artist is the better tool for you. 

When v8.0 of Howler was released, we took a few weeks and then released 8.0 of the Artist edition. When 8.1 Howler was released we didn't have the resources to make 8.1 Artist. Now with 8.2 Howler out (released in February 2013), we have caught up on Artist 8.2 as well. PD Artist 8.2c includes a few bug fixes beyond 8.2, which may soon also be released for Howler. Most importantly, PD Artist 8.2c is the first of the Artist editions to also support the GPU where available. (technically, we had 8.2b out first for a week but found a bug under Windows XP and decided to build another release, so 8.2c it is).


     How to Order PD Artist 8

  PD Artist is available for purchase here

     Help, Installation Notes, Misc....

More coming soon, but for now, refer to the PD Howler information and simply ignore any reference to animations. (except when we're talking about animated brushes, which are supported in PD Pro Artist too.)

Also consult the general F.A.Q. and the general Dogwaffle Help pages.


This tutorial made with PD Howler 8 - most tools also found in PD Artist 8

8.2 Showcase

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PD Artist:

What's New in 8.0?

What's New in 8.2?


(the following was a 8.1 Howler release only, but is now also in 8.2 Artist, if applicable)

What's New in 8.1?

Earlier versions:

v7 (PD Pro 7)

v2 (PD Pro 6)

v1 (PD Pro 3)

new brush effects

custom brushes

                    new tools

lifting of pigments into another watercolor
                    brush strke
lifting of water color pigments

3d tools
                    and lighting effects

                    clone fill for removing people from a photo,
                    standing in front of a duck pond
Removing details from a Photo

new foliage system

spherize - new options

adjust slider values in small increments

crystalize filter


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