Photoshop is the undisputed industry standard digital imaging solution, and is also widely used for sketching and painting. However there are many valid alternative specialized applications, either free or with an affordable price point.
UMake is a design app for iOS currently under development that aims at offering designers a 3D natural sketching experience. They are currently looking for talented creatives to join the beta test team.
At SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013, researchers from Scientists Tel-Aviv University in Israel and Tsinghua University in Beijing have presented an experimental software capable of recognize and extract 3D models from simple photographs.
Adobe has announced that the next releases of software (CS7) will be available only through their Creative Cloud subscription plans, which is raising a controversial reaction from the existing user-base.
Following a long beta testing period, the final version of McNeel's Rhino has more than 3,000 enhancements and new features. Until tomorrow it is possible to upgrade from previous versions at a reduced price of 345€/$.