Artweaver

Artweaver


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

Version:
4.0.1
File Size:
8.61MB
Date Added:
August 17, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
33,756
Downloads Last Week:
32
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 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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