OpenCanvas

OpenCanvas

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5.18
  • Total Downloads:
    101,056
  • Date Added:
    July 29, 2013
  • File Size:
    2.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    54
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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As a straightforward drawing program, OpenCanvas Plus 3.0 offers a top-notch brush tool that includes several effects, 22 layer options, and an extensive filter palate. The smoothness of the brush stroke is outstanding and while it works well using a mouse, the program responds best to a stylus and drawing tablet. One drawback is the interface, which has multiple tool windows that crowd the screen and complicate the creation process. The most useful feature is the event file function that offers users the ability to record drawing sessions for step-by-step replay. You also can master advance techniques by downloading and reviewing event files from other artists. If you're new to computer-assisted drawing or looking for a low-cost drawing program, try the 30-day free trial before you buy. But if you need an all-in-one graphics program, OpenCanvas Plus 3.0 will not meet your needs.
 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "EXCELLENT DRAWING TOOL...."

    April 28, 2013   |   By smendlovitz

    Version: OpenCanvas 5.5.15

    Pros

    SATISFIED SO FAR....

    Cons

    NONE.... .......

    Summary

    VERY INTUITIVE AND EASY TO USE....

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  • 4 stars

    "Great little prog :)"

    June 25, 2006   |   By desirai

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    This is a miniature photoshop. As an artist, I can tell you this is a great program to create paintings and CGs with, especially if you are unable to acquire photoshop, paintshop pro, painter, etc. :). It can be used just like high-end digital imaging products.

    Cons

    LoL the only part of this program that REALLY gets on my nerves, is when using the crop tool. It ALWAYS leaves extra space around the image after cropping!! Grrr. :P

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  • 5 stars

    "I like this software"

    December 11, 2005   |   By lzq217

    Version: OpenCanvas Plus 3.05E

    Pros

    all above

    Cons

    nothing

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  • 4 stars

    "This program is great for editing and transforming pictures"

    November 08, 2005   |   By matty_h90

    Version: OpenCanvas Plus 3.05E

    Pros

    Well... it had so many graphics buttons to try, and you can zoom right in and still not see the pixels.

    Cons

    there are too may boxes at the beggining. but they are easy to close

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  • 5 stars

    "Beatiful Program"

    March 16, 2005   |   By peser_74

    Version: OpenCanvas Plus 3.05E

    Pros

    Este programa es bastante bueno para los que cuentan con una tablilla digital, a los ilustradores les encanta, pero es dificil trabajar con solo el mause, y no se mantiene en un rango de colores pes si pulsas otro el anterior no se guarda...

    Cons

    No es un buen programa para hacer diseƱos graficos, solo para ilustrar...

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent drawing platform."

    November 24, 2004

    Version: OpenCanvas Plus 3.05E

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple to use, and produces great results."

    October 10, 2004

    Version: OpenCanvas Plus 3.05E

    Summary

    Although I sometimes have problems with it crashing unexpectedly about once a month (save often!) this is most definitely my favorite drawing program. The brush engine is wonderful, creating smooth lines and really reacting well to tablet pressure. Although it may look confusing at first since it's so simple, it doesn't take long to figure it out. Once you do, you'll be glad of the simplicity.
    For those learning to draw/color, the single most useful feature of oC is the event file. On the portalgraphics website, event files drawn by other artists are available for download, which is extremely helpful for learning new techniques.

    The only thing I would complain about is it takes a bit of extra effort to resize pictures, select/move areas, and layers can't be grouped. These are pretty small issues though. oC is awesome.

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  • 5 stars

    "A very good & cheap alternative for digital coloring"

    August 23, 2004

    Version: OpenCanvas Plus 3.05E

    Summary

    What I really like about OpenCanvas is its brush engine. It really suits my style...

    Furthermore, it has the ability to view 'event files' uploaded by other users to view how they did their work. Portalgraphics.net also contains some tutorial to help you start through. A very nice program for coloring.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice product"

    July 25, 2004

    Version: OpenCanvas Plus 3.05E

    Summary

    Very nice, but also very similar to photoshop... I use it on a regular basis, but can not afford to purchase it outright....prices are a bit much....but still cheaper than photoshop....at about $500....

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.5.18
    Version 5.5.18 fixed issues with eraser tool of a pen tablet gets activated while applying Free Transform, malfunction of the layer window preview when duplicating a layer with an image drawn outside the visible area, and saving a JPEG file with "Transparent" being checked did not retain an opaque area information.
    General
    Publisher PGN
    Publisher web site http://www.portalgraphics.net/en/
    Release Date July 26, 2013
    Date Added July 29, 2013
    Version 5.5.18
    Category
    Category Graphic Design Software
    Subcategory Illustration Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.66MB
    File Name setup_oC5518_en.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 101,056
    Downloads Last Week 54
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day/300-use trial, some features disabled
    Price $59

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