ArtRage 4

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What is ArtRage

What Is ArtRage?

ArtRage is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer.

Its wide range of artistic tools lets you get right down to the creative process without forcing you to learn complex or technical controls.

Discover ArtRage 5

Discover ArtRage 5

The new version of ArtRage contains all of the tools you know from Studio Pro, plus new ones like paint symmetry and a cloning tool. The new version updates the user interface and provides new ways to interact with your painting.

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Upgrade to ArtRage 5

Upgrade discounts when purchasing ArtRage 5 are available to owners of previous versions that came with a serial number. Click here for more information on how to upgrade and whether you are eligible for the discount.

Natural painting tools and powerful utilities for everyone from beginners to professionals

ArtRage 4 – The Latest in Natural Art Software

A realistic painting program for Windows and Mac OSX that mimics traditional media

Whether you want to switch from real world painting to digital artwork while keeping that natural feel and artist freedom, perhaps do your own calligraphic inking, find a less frustrating way of learning watercolours, or have some carpet-friendly glitter for your kids, then ArtRage is for you!

  • ArtRage 4 offers professional level features, and is incredibly easy to use, allowing everyone from children to professional artists to make the transition from traditional to digital art.

  • ArtRage allows you to mix up your own paints, smearing realistically and mimicking real world art canvas textures and paint thickness.

  • It has been refined by ongoing feedback from real artists to create the most realistic chalk, oil paints, watercolours, inking pens and more.

  • It also offers highly customisable brushes, an intuitive interface that stays out of your way, and more fun and creativity than any other digital art program.

Also available as Android and iOS apps, ArtRage 4 is fully compatible with the mobile editions, allowing you to swap between field sketches to a powerful editing suite on your computer, and replay your recorded mobile works at larger resolutions.


Key Features

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Natural Paints

Natural Paints

ArtRage simulates real world properties of paint like wetness & thickness so that the tools work like the real thing. Smear paint, blend colors, and work with canvas textures to get natural looking results without complex digital processes.

ArtRage Easy Interface

Easy To Use Interface

ArtRage presents the important tools in a simple, clean interface that gets out of the way while you paint. This means you don’t get distracted by complex digital controls and can stay in the creative zone while you work.

Refs and Tracing

References & Tracing

Sometimes it can be handy to have other images open while you work. If you want a visual guide you can pin Reference Images to your canvas, or load a Tracing Image overlay that can apply colors for you automatically.

ArtRage Layers


ArtRage supports Layers – Transparent overlays that let you paint on your canvas without damaging the paint beneath. Each Layer can have its own blend mode so that you can easily generate shading and other effects.

ArtRage Workbench


The new ArtRage 4 Workbench module lets you collapse the entire interface down in to a single toolbar with a customisable pin-board where you can store the tools and presets you want to use for your current project.



ArtRage enhances its natural toolset with utilities tailored to give you the convenience of a computer paint package without getting in your way, like: Undo and Redo, paint symmetry, and automatic file backup.


New in ArtRage 4

ArtRage 4 introduces several major new features, and is a far more professional and powerful painting program than previous editions. If you currently own ArtRage 2, ArtRage Studio or Studio Pro, then these are some of the fantastic new features you can look forward to.

Paint Symmetry

Paint Symmetry

Automatic mirroring of paint strokes.

Scraps and Views

Scraps & Views

New Ref types for mixing & navigation.


Toolbox & Workbench

Customizable toolkits & workspace.


Clone Tool

Duplicate existing paint in new strokes.


Gradient Fills

Fill with smooth color gradations.


Non-Uniform Transformations

Perspective and freeform transforms.

New Interface

New Interface

Cleaner and clearer workspace.

ArtRage and more

And More…

Stylus control, file backups, and more…

Even more FREE features for ArtRage 4.5…


Instant Digital Download

There’s no additional fees, no shipping costs, once you have purchased ArtRage 4 you get access to download your software (both for Windows or Mac OS X). Install it on your computer and unlock it with a serial number that will be provided after purchase sent to your email. You can also sign up for a Member Account and register your serial number there to keep the download links and receive FREE updates.

ArtRage Members Area…

FREE upgrade to ArtRage 4.5

If you already own ArtRage 4.0, you can download ArtRage 4.5, and any future updates to edition 4, free of charge, to provide you with 64 bit performance and even more advanced features.

FREE upgrade to ArtRage 4.5…


ArtRage 4 Reviews

ArtRage moon and stars
‘The best thing about ArtRage in my opinion is its incredible capability to understand the sculptural qualities of real paint combined with the ability to customise the characteristics of the paint. Thick, textural, impasto highlights; wet paint dragged from thick to thin with a palette knife; glazes running into the furrows of brush strokes. When I’m in ArtRage I feel connected to the media more than I do in any other program.’
‘It is just one of the finest digital painting tools out there, and believe me, I looked at them all.’
‘If you’re a longtime painter, I think that the price is more than fair for an app that provides you with such an unbelievable amount of customization and control. If you seriously want to begin painting, this is a great way for you discover which medium is most attractive to you.’ 5 Stars
Freshly Squeezed Reviews (Apple Daily Report) – Dec 2014
‘ArtRage is a fantastic and affordable drawing and painting program that is easy to use for beginners and has enough features that professionals will continue to enjoy it.’
Yahoo! Voices – July 2013
‘ArtRage feels deep and capable, but remains accessible and easy to start with. The attractive price tag doesn’t hurt, either.’ 4 Stars
‘ArtRage is a tool easy enough for the hobbyist and advanced enough for a true artist. ’ 4.5 Stars
Hassan Al-Zahrani (Examiner) – June 2013
‘…the more I fiddle around with ArtRage 4, the more I realize I have literally zero complaints about the program. If you are in need of a painting program, you need to pick up ArtRage 4. Straight up, no excuses. It’s easily one of the best painting programs on the market.’ 5 Stars

Rated: 4.8/5 based on 958 review ratings

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System Requirements:

  • Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 ( requires Desktop mode for Windows 8)
  • Mac OSX 10.6 or later ( Intel Macs only ).
  • 1024 x 768 or larger screen size

Note for Windows XP Users:
ArtRage 4.5 does not support Windows XP. All ArtRage 4 owners will still be able to download the last version that supports Windows XP (ArtRage 4.0.6) from our Member area.