A Photoshop Version for Amateur Artists!

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Just as Photoshop Essentials serves amateur photographers, I'd love to see a package specifically for amateur artists. I don't need tooth-whitening or red-eye removing features of Photoshop,nor do I need the professional mass-production tools of Illustrator but I really love the undo feature, easily corrected layers, ability to put shadows behind layered elements, freedom from cleaning up paints or worrying about wasting them, gradients, filters, the convenient use of dodge for highlights and burn for shadows, and other tools. It makes me ten times a better artist than I could be otherwise. But I could use something more tailored to an art hobbyist's needs.

This could include

Palette options that mimic standard paint such as burnt sienna and Payne's gray

A perspective-grid feature that would snap to the size of the picture

A gradient brush option--that is, a way to apply linear or reflected gradients to a brush so that strokes would duplicate the effect of a double-loaded brush.

Filters that would duplicate painting effects such as salted watercolors.

A way to randomly scatter the tilt of the brush while painting (the option seems to exist in fullgrown Photoshop, but amateur artists need it more than professional photographers, and I can't afford to buy a huge professional package full of features that I won't use.)

Wraparound easel options. That is, an option where, if you scroll far enough in one direction, you wind up back where you started. This would be great for creating seamless website backgrounds, teeshirt designs, can and bottle labels, all kinds of handy things!

Jessica fractal diffusion filter. This would duplicate all kinds of natural painting effects and be soooo useful!

I'd love to see you come through with this! Thanks!
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