Firealpaca is a free image editing app developed by PGN Inc. With its layer support and a wide selection of creative brushes, Firealpaca is a great free alternative to paid painting programs like Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai.
Firealpaca’s interface is composed mainly of the canvas. Around that canvas, users can arrange windows panels around the canvas according to their preferences. All of the main tools that users will need to paint are easily accessible if all the window panels are kept open.
Firealpaca offers more brushes than standard image editing tools. Firealpaca brushes come in different shapes like arrows, stars, flowers, leaves, and more. Pixel pencils and airbrushes are also available for more precision. Brushes can also be customized further. Users can set brush opacity, minimum width, scattering strength, angle, and more. With this, users will have more creative options for their works.
As Firealpaca is geared more towards digital painters than editors, layer support and tablet pressure sensitivity are necessary features to have. Fortunately, the program does have both. Firealpaca works with most modern graphics tablets such as Wacom, with pressure sensitivity working quite well. Its layer panel is a bit rudimentary, but it does have important features like blending options, clipping masks, and layer locking.
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