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Beginners Friendly: Applications I use as a Newbie Digi-illustrator

Beginners Friendly: Applications I use as a Newbie Digi-illustrator

We are all beginners at some point in time, no one is born a professional right? Being a beginner lets you explore things that interest you, whether you want to stick with it or choose another path. And as you grow you will learn from both mistakes and experiences. I am far from being a professional. In fact, I still consider myself a rookie when it comes to digital art, I’m still learning and have a lot to learn. I’m going to share some of the applications I tried and the ones I used, for reference purposes.   

Applications for beginners

Autodesk Sketchbook

Autodesk sketchbook is an application for drawing, painting, and sketching. It’s used by creative professionals, including architects, concept artists, and designers. Autodesk sketchbook allows them to create a stunning piece of artwork that only consumes less time. This app focuses mainly on drawing and sketches and also gives huge attention to the details.

It’s user-friendly and easy to navigate on both desktop and mobile versions. However, the desktop version has all the advanced tools. Recommended for beginner digital artists who are still trying for a more comfortable experience. I personally use it for sketching when on the road or if my computer is not available. This app is very handy especially if you suddenly have an idea for the next project you can sketch on this right away.

Paint Tool Sai

Sai Paint tool is a graphic painting software whose forte is drawing, painting, and illustration. A tool perfect for the artists whose art style is more into anime and cartoons. Most beginners in Digital art started with Sai as their first application. However, it’s used by artists of all kinds whether beginners or professionals. Sai is commonly used with Adobe Photoshop if the art is in the final rendering.

This app is very easy to navigate, its functionalities are not that complicated compared with Photoshop. The basic and important functionalities that are in the Adobe Photoshop are also in this application. I mainly use Paint Tool Sai for my Illustrations, it’s so easy to navigate. I prefer this app than any other.


Canva is used to create professional-looking designs for almost every purpose. It gives the user a very simple design platform that allows them to create amazing and quality graphic designs. With Canva, anyone and everyone have a user-friendly. It has reliable tools that make it easy to turn your idea into a professional design. Whether it’s in print or online, Canva’s simple navigations help anyone even people who are not into editing. 

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I use Canva mostly for academic stuff like publication materials. Sometimes I use it when I’m making the background for my drawings. The elements of Canva are very useful for Illustrations.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop CC is a design editing application used mostly by professional artists, graphic designers and photographers, and designers. This app is part of Adobe Creative Cloud services that provide different kinds of software for the different mediums of art.

Adobe Photoshop CC features a variety of unique tools in this industry it’s a very powerful editing application and it requires more time to get familiar with every tool that it offers. Nevertheless, it’s better to try and get familiarize with its tools and learn the basics. Still, for me, Adobe Photoshop CC requires more time to learn but the basic tools are easy to use.

Enjoy learning new things.

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