ArtRage Studio Pro 3.5.4 Multilingual MacOSX | 75MB
ArtRage is a painting and drawing package that simulates real world tools on your computer. 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? By providing a set of painting and drawing tools that simulate familiar, real world tools ArtRage lets you try out a wide range of different artistic styles in a single, easy to use application. Read on for more information...
Who can use ArtRage?
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.
What kind of computer do I need?
ArtRage runs on most computers. You don't need a high powered machine or fast graphics card to use it either.
Because the interface gets out of the way as you work, the size of your screen isn't as important. You can dismiss the entire interface with a single mouse tap if you want even more room. ArtRage Studio and Studio Pro have been additionally optimized to give you access to as many important features as possible in a very small area of the screen.
While using a graphics tablet with ArtRage makes painting feel that much more natural, you can paint happily with a mouse and let the software simulate some of the dynamics of natural strokes.
Natural Painting Tools
Get painting without having to learn complex digital tools. ArtRage provides painting tools that behave like real world tools so you can use familiar techniques as you work.
The Oil Brush and Paint Roller place strokes of paint which can be blended with other colors under the brush.
ArtRage tracks more than just the color of the paint on your canvas. The application understands the thickness of the paint, how wet it is, and how reflective your metallic paint is. This allows the tools to work more like real tools than digital tools.
ArtRage knows how much paint is on your canvas so as you smear thick oils to flatten and spread them they thin down until they won't spread any more. When thick paints meet their colors mix together until they dry out, so you can create natural looking blends. The texture of the bristles shows up in the stroke while you paint, but you can smooth it out with a Palette Knife if you want a flat result.
Sketching & Drawing Tools
Take advantage of the texture of your canvas with freehand sketching and precise drawing tools.
The Pencil Tool has adjustable softeness so you can do everything from subtle shading that picks up the paper grain, to bold line work. The Chalk and Crayon tools are great for block coloring.
The Inking Pen and Felt Pen create solid ink strokes or highlights that interact with color already on the canvas.
Special Effect Tools
Add a touch of the unusual to your artwork, or create complex scenes easily using the special effects tools in ArtRage.
The Sticker Spray can create complex scenes in seconds. Create flocks of birds, piles of gold, dense forests and more using images from Sticker Sheets.
You can post-edit every element of the scene after it has been sprayed, taking the guesswork out of the process of using an image spray. Delete that one tree that was out of place, scale and rotate the bird that doesn't look quite right, you don't need to undo the entire stroke to correct that one stray element.
A set of utilities work alongside the natural tools in the product to add a touch of digital convenience to your workflow.
The Transformation Tool can pick up any object to resize, position, and rotate it directly so you don't need to worry about getting it exactly right when you start.
Presets & Settings
Want to load your brush with more paint, thin your watercolor, or use a softer pencil? Each Tool has a range of options that can be adjusted to create many different variants.
Tool Settings that reflect the natural properties of the tool can be adjusted to create a wide range of different, realistic effects.
How you pick colors is central to the process of painting and the best way to do it can vary from person to person, or even painting to painting. Do you blend color on the canvas and sample it, do you use an artistic color picker, or do you store samples of your favorites for later use?
The Color Picker supports variants of HLS and RGB color picking in its corner-wheel configuration. ArtRage Studio Pro also provides a Tint/Tone picker that gives you a gradation between the pure selected hue and black, white, and gray for a more natural approach.
Stencils & Rulers
Rather than requiring you to change tool modes or define selected areas to create straight lines and masks, ArtRage gives you a freeform, flexible Stencil and Ruler system that lets you work precisely using any tool, without needing to change settings.
With a Ruler on the canvas, you can paint a freehand stroke that snaps to the edge as soon as you get close, then you can draw along the edge as if you were using a real ruler, and away from it back in to a freehand stroke without lifting the stylus.
If you want to add preconstructed elements like trees or pebbles to your paintings, or if you want to construct craft-projects using scrapbook images, the Sticker system is just what you need.
Stickers are predefined images that can be peeled off sheets and stuck to your canvas. Each Sticker carries its own color, texture, gloss, and metallic settings so you can add complex objects to your images in one operation.
Stickers are stored in Sticker Sheets that gather together images of a similar type in to a single pane for ease of access. ArtRage Studio Pro allows you to create your own Sticker Sheets.
Canvas / Paper
The type of surface you paint on can add a lot to the final feel of a piece of art. ArtRage lets you define the properties of your canvas including texture and color to create a huge range of different surfaces.
Choose from a range of Canvas Presets, store your own, or just tweak properties on the fly. Personalising your Canvas can turn it from a blank background window in to an integral part of the artwork.
Canvas Texture can be removed and the surface made transparent for exporting images with transparency masks.
If you want to use an existing photo as a guide while painting, you can import one as a Tracing Image and use it to help you work.
Import photos as Tracing Images. Images are overlaid on to the canvas and remain visible while you paint.
Automatic Color Selection makes ArtRage sample color for you from the Tracing Image as you paint so that you can focus on your brush work. This is great for beginners who are just getting used to painting.
Sometimes you want to use a photo as a reference while you paint. Rather than forcing you to open another file, or worse shrink your working window down so you can see another application, you can pin photos directly on to your canvas.
Layers & Blend Modes
ArtRage supports industry standard Layers and Layer Groups, transparent overlays that allow you to paint in to your image without damaging paint that was previously applied. Using Layers, you can paint elements of your image and edit them independently of other elements, allowing you to make changes without disturbing the rest of your work.
Image Editing & Filters
ArtRage Studio Pro contains a set of tools for applying tweaks to color values and supporting other production requirements.
Built in Color Adjustment and Blur filters let you manipulate the final look of your image.
ArtRage Studio Pro supports a wide range of Photoshop compatible Filters that can be used to process the contents of your Layers without leaving the product.
The Interface is designed to let you focus on your creativity and get out of the way while you work so that you can spend your time painting rather than navigating panels.
Important functions such as tool and color selection are presented in a first tier of the interface, while deeper functions that requires less common use are kept aside in Pods to avoid taking up too much space. The interface is organised to maximize the space you have for painting, without requiring you to hunt for functions when you need them.
The interface is entirely customisable. Panels can be torn off the canvas and moved to other monitors, interface tint can be changed, and you can scale and rotate any of the floating panels in the application. Shrink down a panel you're just using occasionally, and expand one that you need to get quick access to if you want.
File Formats, Import & Export
In order to maintain paint volume, wetness, and other features unique to the application, ArtRage uses its own file format to store your paintings. However, you can import and export a number of different formats if you want to work with images from other applications, or export copies of your paintings to display.
Import and Export standard image formats including PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, and others depending on your operating system.
Import and export Photoshop PSD format files, maintaining your Layer and Group structures, Text Layers and Blend Modes as you pass information between the two applications. Download