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For those of you who have never tried making digital art,  check out some of these cool and free (or almost free)  softwares that you can just instantly download.

Artweaver- The free version has limited features, but the cool thing about this software is that you can actually record the entire process of painting.   With other art programs you don’t get to see the process, but this one allows you to save it and replay it later.     http://www.artweaver.de/products-en/artweaver-free/

Tux Paint – Suitable for very young children.  http://www.tuxpaint.org/

Art Rage – It’s $1.99 right now to download their app for iPad.  Normally, I think it’s $7.00.   For regular computers it’s not entirely free but you can try out their demo version for 30 days.  And it’s only $20 to purchase their older version.   http://www.artrage.com/

Dogwaffle 1.2 – This free version has a powerful tool for different artistic expressions.  The newer versions are fairly affordable as well.      http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/free/index.html

Gimp – Great photo retouching tool! It also has painting and animation tools.  Free!  http://www.gimp.org/

Please share links to useful free art software programs you’ve tried.

– by Nancy Choe