Pixia is a raster painting program and graphics editor specifically wellsuited for many forms of digital painting.
Pixia offers a lightweight painting environment for digital painting and artwork of all types! Unlike other digital painting and editing tools, Pixia strips the bloatware features away, leaving a fast, focused environment that ensures you can paint without any distraction.
The original Japanese Edition of Pixia was created and developed by Isao Maruoka and has been aggressively raised by its fans ever since! Read about Isao's vision for Pixia here (from Google Translate).
Tablet Pressure Support
Pixia boasts full pressuresensitivity compatibility with today's top brands of Tablets, such as Wacom and Intuos. Now you can draw beautiful line art and paint with professional ease!
Paint masterfully with layers! Pixia supports over a dozen layer modes (such as Hybrid [Multiply], Lighten, Darken, Highlight, Luminosity, and Overlay) and full layer masks with advanced Alpha Channels.
Enjoy creative painting with Pixia's builtin brushes panel. Increase or Decrease brushes sizes dynamically with Pixia's brush size scale. Flip brushes vertically and horizontally and make your own, too!
Essential Painting Tools
Experiment with painting techniques with Pixia's Color (Paintbrush), Blur, Rub, and Blur 2 tools. For those who like advanced tools, Pixia offers Dodge, Burn, Clone, Noise, and Stir as well!
Palettes and Rich Color
Define colors with Pixia's 6tier Color Palette panel. Enjoy blending and painting with millions of full color. Use Pixia's wheel, triangle, or square and 4 additional ways to view and change color.
Photoshop PSD Support
Work on and save your artwork files as PSDs. Never worry about being unable to crossedit your illustrations. Open them in Pixia, Photoshop, or any other PSDcompatible program!
Pixia comes with several builtin filters for your painting fun, such as Blur, Mosaic, Edge, Shadow, Sharpness, and Toning (great for comics)! Pixia has many custom filters you can download, too!
Paths and Selection Tools
Don't like to draw line art with a tablet? Use Pixia's Bezier (Paths) tools to draw smooth, crisp lines! Or use Pixia's plethora of other selection tools from traditional Circles and Squares to Line, Polygon, Free Bezier, and more.
Apply gradients to your canvas like you've never done before! Specify color and textures in all 4 corners to make gradient designs like you've never been able to in other painting tools!
Create and apply textures to your canvas as fills or use them as a Brush Pentip! Pixia's Partsbox is your personal Texture database. You can also define and save your own Textures!
Advanced Image Adjustments
Modify and enhance your image and line art with ease using Pixia's color and tone correction tools: Color Adjustment, Color and Contrast, Color Balance, Tone Balance, and more.
Never paint outside the lines again! Use Pixia's Transparency tool to "lock" color in where you've already painted. No more wasting time erasing outofbounds color, or messing with masks!