Digital art has been around for a while. With advances in technology it has become an excellent tool for artists. It is not just to manipulate photos,but there are a full range of tools brushes,pencils,erasers,paper textures, etc. It still takes a certain amount of skill to produce art digitally. I have just started on the digital path to art creation and it is a blast. I still do traditional painting,but the digital world is opening up a whole new world of creativity for me. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?