Artweaver

Artweaver

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    34,526
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 17, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    26
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Artweaver is an art supply store and a blank canvas all rolled up into one. With it, you can create your own masterpieces and experiment with the multitude of built-in tools. Choose from paint and calligraphy brushes, pens, pencils, crayons, and even sponges and brushes made to mimic famous artists like Van Gogh.

Artweaver's interface is very similar to Photoshop's. Creative professionals and hobbyists who are familiar with Photoshop will be able to navigate their way through its palettes and windows with no problem. This helped us get up and running with the program easily and made our experience more fun. Many of the same tools that Photoshop and other graphic programs have are included in this Artweaver's toolbox, such as selection tools, move tools, color swatches, a paint bucket, and a clone stamp. Artweaver has layers, which makes experimentation easier. You can create a background layer and then create another layer for brushwork so that you can paint away without damaging your original background layer. Each brush has a control palette that opens when you select it. Users have an enormous amount of control with each tool and can fine-tune every aspect of it with the control palette.

Artweaver installs and uninstalls easily and has a great Help file that people new to graphics software and creative professionals alike will find beneficial. It's a robust program that has many features that are usually available only in expensive graphics programs, but Artweaver is free. You can't beat that!

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Not Photoshop, more like Painter"

December 12, 2012  |  By Kreanga1

 |  Version: Artweaver 3.1.2

Pros

People are comparing Artweaver to Photoshop, but its more like the old Painter Classic. Actually a very powerful program. The airbrush feature is not quite as good as Painter Classic, but most of the other brushes are. You could easily produce high level illustration with this program with more ease than photoshop. Its a great sketching and drawing/illustration tool.

Cons

none other than above.

Summary

If you are an artist, download it. Use it as your rough sketch and concept art program. It opens easier that the big programs and it comes at a great price.

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4 stars

"Haven't done much yet"

November 18, 2011  |  By rburtnick

 |  Version: Artweaver 1.2

Pros

looks like Photoshop

Cons

looks like Photoshop

Summary

The only thing I have actually tried to do so far was to do a quick edit on a photo. I was actually not the right tool. Unlike a lot of other less powerful tools I have been using (like MS Office Picture Manager) it doesn't have an Auto Correct.

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5 stars

"A Favorite Paint and Photo Program"

June 18, 2011  |  By brianfrazer

 |  Version: Artweaver 1.2

Pros

Great for Photo and Paint, but My favorite function is it has support for Scanners. You can scan documents and immediately export as PDF!

Cons

Could have more functions

Summary

A great Paint and Photo Program, perfect free Paint Program

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4 stars

"Lightweight but capable of original work."

February 12, 2011  |  By artquilt

 |  Version: Artweaver 1.2

Pros

Has the basics - layers, adjustments (including curves), selections and filters (limited in the freeware version - but, hey, it's free). Change the brushes to yours heart's content. Good help files.

Cons

No big quibbles. Some of it isn't totally intuitive, but that's what the help files are for.

Summary

It's not Photoshop - but it's free and offers a nice set of tools.

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5 stars

"great brushes"

April 23, 2010  |  By shogimaster

 |  Version: Artweaver 0.5.7

Pros

it has the best brushes I have even seen. you can do just about anything with them.

Cons

with that it does bring it some cons since there are so many brushes and costume things you can do sometimes it gets a little confusing

Summary

yet I glad I found this program since so many free ones can lack in the area. it is in my collection of art programs to stay. now I just got to remember how I made that special brush but I guess I could of saved it... -_-

here is a short list of awesome free art programs

artweaver
photobie
paint.net
gimp 2
openoffice
painttool sai
they all have something to add to your art collection and they are free

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5 stars

"it surpassed my expectations"

December 26, 2009  |  By alexisjicinta

 |  Version: Artweaver 0.5.7

Pros

this product allows the average user to create digital masterpieces

Cons

wish it had even more features

Summary

looove it

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4 stars

"A non-expert review"

December 22, 2009  |  By BunnyNotIncluded

 |  Version: Artweaver 0.5.7

Pros

The software is very easy to use for a beginner like myself.
It works well with my tablet.
Has all the tools I need for drawing. (Haven't tried it for photo editing really)

Cons

Has occasional glitches, which are to be expected from Freeware.
Doesn't have quite the level of response I expected for use with my tablet's pressure sensitivity.

Summary

All in all, Artweaver is a very good program for someone like myself who is artistically inclined but new to the field of digital art. It's a very good program for experimenting with digital techniques and styles without the heavy financial investment that programs like Photoshop require. It certainly doesn't seem to have the photo editing features of photoshop, but that's largely because Artweaver isn't designed to be a photo editing software as much as it's meant to be a painting software (at least from what I can tell). It's worth downloading and playing around with. It's free, so if you don't like it, no harm no foul. :)

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4 stars

"good program for editing photos"

November 10, 2009  |  By Rudy Kallock

 |  Version: Artweaver 0.5.7

Pros

easy to use

Cons

wish it could be combined with the Gimp program

Summary

economy program that has Photo Shop qualities

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5 stars

"This is one of my favorite photo editing programs."

August 18, 2009  |  By rronenow

 |  Version: Artweaver 0.5.7

Pros

Everything is good about this program. It is easy to use and does good job on your photos.

Cons

No Cons just all Goods.

Summary

This is a great free program

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5 stars

"Very very good"

May 14, 2009  |  By poulstaun

 |  Version: Artweaver 0.5.7

Pros

It can do a lot --In a easy to work with way.
I especially like writing on fotos.
And its so very free

Cons

What could that be ````

Summary

After avirus had bitten my pc--Artweaver was one of the first I searched to reinstalate.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Boris Eyrich
Publisher web site http://www.artweaver.de
Release Date August 16, 2013
Date Added August 17, 2013
Version 4.0.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.61MB
File Name Artweaver.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,526
Downloads Last Week 26
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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