The best digital art software of 2013 that I’ve used thus far is of course, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended. I am a starving artist so the CS6 I have experience with was a free trial. CS6 Extended is a really great tool for design and art. The 3D editor is awesome and the drawing and digital paint tools are nice. I will not be able to purchase CS6 anytime soon, the price is just too high. Adobe does offer the Creative Cloud with monthly payments for those who want access to CS6 and the other software tools offered by Adobe. They are having a 60% off sale right now 3/25/13, which makes the monthly $19.99, not bad! If I saved up my cash for the newest Adobe software of my choice, it would be much less expensive over time than the Creative Cloud, however, having access to all of the software by Adobe is a great idea so the Cloud does work well if you need all of the tools.
The best free art software that I use now is called PicMonkey. The idea that PicMonkey is a free online photo editor thrills me to no end. Being the starving artist is much easier when I have a website like PicMonkey to create art with. I decided a few months ago to sign up for a pro account at the Monkey, it only costs a couple of dollars each month because I paid a full year in advance. Paying monthly makes it a bit more expensive. The tools and cool buttons I have access to with pro account are awesome! I have created some of my best artwork since joining the Monkey. PicMonkey is fully aware of the digital art I make with their software and they LOVE it It makes me so happy that I get some serious support and inspiration from this company. They have also shared my artwork with others, which is so great, about 6000 people saw one of my artworks in one day because PicMonkey said hey look at this awesomeness. wow! Thanks Monkey!
The featured image is called Urbicolous Dissection from the Urbicolous Series of 2012. To see more of this digital artist’s Urbicolous Series, visit the Urbicolous Gallery.