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.
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 ArtRage Studio and Studio Pro's Stickers make creating craft projects on your computer easy and fun.
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.
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.
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 Studio and Studio Pro offer selection tools, flood fills, 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.
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.
If you have a touch screen you can work directly on the canvas to further heighten the experience. If you have a Multitouch screen you can use familiar shortcuts to navigate your canvas and control the interface.