Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.6 or higher
Processor type(s) & speed: Intel
RAM minimum: 512MB
Video RAM: 1024 x 768
New in ArtRage 4.5:
4.5 comes in 32 and 64 bit flavors for Windows and Mac OS X. Both versions are available from a single license so you don’t need to worry about getting the wrong one.
64 bit processor support makes ArtRage 4.5 faster than earlier versions when you’re painting on standard canvases. The extra speed lets it manage larger projects too.
64 bit lets ArtRage take advantage of more memory on your system so you can paint on larger canvases if you’re aiming for print resolution.
Grid overlays provide structural guides laid out on the canvas and reference images for when you want a guide to proportions or to be a bit more precise with your layout.
Live Pencil Tilt
The Pencil now supports tilt while you draw with compatible styluses. Switch between precise tip sketching and broad edge shading without needing to change tool settings.
We’ve added manual reordering of swatches and toolbox items, a resizeable swatch drawer on the Pinboard, touch pad gestures on OS X, a font picker, and more!
Paint and draw with natural tools on your computer
What Is ArtRage?
Ever wanted to try oil painting but not had the equipment and been worried about the mess? Or perhaps you’re an artist with a computer but no desire to learn complex new tools in a digital environment or a digital artist wanting a touch of real media?
You can paint with thick oils that smear and blend naturally, draw with pencil and chalk that reacts to the texture of your canvas, and get realistic results without needing to resort to post-processing techniques. It all happens automatically while you paint.
ArtRage is a computer painting package with a difference. It’s designed to bring out your creative side with a set of natural painting and drawing tools that simulate familiar, real world tools. This means you can get straight in to painting without needing to re-learn how to do it.
The advanced paint simulation is hidden behind an easy to use interface that gets out of the way while you paint and gives quick access to the things you need for your current task. It’s like an easel: Put the tools you want on your utility shelf and leave the rest in their box for another day.
Who can use ArtRage?
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Because ArtRage is designed to work like real painting and drawing tools, it can be used by almost anyone. The interface is easy to understand and gets out of the way while you are working so you don’t spend time configuring panels when you could be painting. What’s more, it’s fun to smoosh around paint and blend colors right there on the canvas.
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Beginners: If you’re new to painting and drawing, you can take advantage of the Tracing Image system to import a photo as a guide while painting. Let ArtRage pick colors from the image for you and you can focus on your brushwork and developing your skills. Tools like Glitter or Stickers make creating craft projects on your computer easy and fun.
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Teachers: If you’re an art teacher, ArtRage can be a great bridge between working on paper and working on a computer. Take the skills you’ve taught on paper and see how those work on the computer before branching out and exploring more technical features like layers. The focus on natural creativity in ArtRage frees students from fiddling with pixels and lets them develop their art.
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Traditional Artists: If you’re a traditional artist who has avoided digital art tools, you’ll find ArtRage pleasantly familiar. Rather than spending time learning a whole new set of tools and methods, you can take many of your familiar techniques and work with them inside the software. Lay down blobs of color and blend them with a palette knife, and work with settings that reflect how you work with real pigment. You can even pin reference images to your canvas while you work. Prototype your paintings in ArtRage without needing to spend money on canvas or pigment, and use your computer as a companion to your traditional work rather than a replacement.
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Digital Artists: If you’re a digital artist who wants to add some natural paint to your images, you can still work with layers, blend modes and other digital tools. ArtRage offers selection tools, flood fills, cloning and text to make the workflow easier. Support for PSD images imported and exported with their layers, groups, blend modes, and text layers intact makes it easy to use ArtRage alongside your other applications.