ArtRage 5

ArtRage 5

Express yourself with natural painting tools and powerful utilities for everyone from Pros to Beginners!

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The free demo allows you to try all the features of ArtRage 5 for an unlimited time. It does not require an email sign up or internet connection. You cannot save your work in the demo version. Learn more about ArtRage’s demos and trial versions.

ArtRage is a full featured digital painting program for Windows and macOS that brings together the convenience of digital editing tools, the realism of traditional paint texture and colors and the fun of creating art in one easy to use, professional level, program. With the release of our latest premium version, ArtRage Vitae, ArtRage 5 has been retired, and replaced by ArtRage 6. Those who already own ArtRage 5 can still download it from our Member Area

Operating System: ArtRage 5 is compatible with macOS 10.8 and later (it will run on 10.6 & 10.7, but they are not officially supported) and Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10. Your licence covers downloads for both Windows and macOS. Hardware: You can install ArtRage 5 on any desktop, laptop, or touchscreen device that runs a supported operating system. Please try the demo before purchasing if you have any concerns about performance or compatibility.
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Installation and Updates
Installing: ArtRage 5 is sold as a digital download. You will be sent a download link after purchase. ArtRage 5 does not require a subscription or internet connection to install or use. We respect your privacy and do not automatically register your purchases in our member area. Updates: Unlimited downloads of the latest version are available from the member area.
Upgrade discounts are available for ArtRage Lite users and owners of older desktop editions. See the Upgrades page or register your serial in the member area for details. Change log

What Does ArtRage 5 Let You Do?

ArtRage makes art fun again and lets you work with realistic tools!

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Check out specific features on the ArtRage 5 Features page!

ArtRage 5 helps you create art more easily, letting you just start painting without struggling with either the cost of materials or figuring out complicated brush settings. It also offers many advanced features designed to help you get exactly the result you need.

Richly Realistic Traditional Media

ArtRage has always been well known for traditional media, and that hasn’t changed in ArtRage 5. The Watercolor tool still allows you perfect control over your art, and the Oils let you blend and mix as realistically as ever, but now it comes with a very natural pencil, flexible custom brush editing, and faster performance!

Traditional Canvas Textures

ArtRage’s brushes interact with your canvas as you draw. Customize your paper to get exactly the effect you want, whether that’s a smooth digital background, fine sketch paper, rough canvas, or a custom pattern of your own creation. Skim the bumps of your canvas with the pencil, watch the watercolors spread around cracks and crevices, scumble with oils and turn up the texture effects with your custom digital brushes.

Ideal Software for Traditional Artists

Whether you can’t afford the materials, have run out of space in your sketchbook, break all your pencil leads, keep smudging your inks, don’t want to wait while paint dries, the cats keep eating your pastels, or you are allergic to solvents, you can transfer your traditional skills over to digital and keep working with all the same familiar tools. If you would like to learn a new painting medium, then ArtRage is also a low cost, low pressure way to familiarize yourself with paint and pencils, or create quick studies before attempting a complicated project.
ArtRage 5 realistic oil portrait painting by Phil Galloway Paint with incredibly realistic, textural, oils.
ArtRage 5 - The Canyon by Steve Goad Use custom digital brushes to create stunning digital art.

Designed for Digital Artists Too!

If you aren’t into real media, but are looking for something closer to Photoshop, then ArtRage 5 still has plenty to offer you. The latest edition lets you design custom brushes, composition tools, masking, adjustable selection tools, Pattern and Gradient Fill, filters, an airbrush, customizable stylus properties, automatic line smoothing, highly controlled color picking, and the most intelligent flood fill around.

Flexible Graphic Design Tools

Plan out your composition using grids, guides and perspective, and easily mask areas and draw custom shapes with Stencils. Use the perspective transform option to map your drawings to one or two point perspective in perfect scale and draw more easily with the snap to line and symmetry functions.
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Switch to Docking Mode and customize your workspace efficiently. Collect all your frequently used colors, resources, and tool presets into a single Toolbox menu.

Personalize Everything

You can make ArtRage yours and adapt the software to your needs. Save your own presets for every tool, set up your own custom canvas textures, design a custom perspective grid, and rearrange your workspace to enhance your workflow and creative process. Import new stencils, add new custom brushes and stickers from your own images, create color samples and color pickers, and build the perfect drawing tool to help inspire and assist your art.

Layer Editing

Tweak your images using filters, layer effects, layer blend modes. Use Photoshop standard blend modes like Multiply and Screen as you work, and add editable glow, emboss and drop shadow effects to individual layers. You can even emboss your image using custom textures. Clean up your scanned sketches to remove dirty white paper so you can color the lines with the Remove Color Matte and distort your images using Warp (liquify). You can add blur or noise, or easily adjust the colors and contrast of a layer. If you need to repaint a layer, use the Lock Transparency and other selection and lock options to control your changes.

Multiple Platform Support

ArtRage comes in both desktop and mobile editions, with fully compatible file formats which will preserve paint data and layers between different versions of ArtRage. This means that you can paint a field study on your iPad Pro and then continue it with the same tools on the desktop. Or sketch ideas on the train on your Android phone, and develop it properly when you get to a more powerful computer. You can also easily switch between macOS and Windows without any problems.

Record Your Paintings

ArtRage offers script recording, which lets you record the entire painting process and play it back later in ArtRage 5. This is extremely useful for screen recording sessions, studying your painting process, and recreating your smaller mobile paintings at a much larger size. A script will repaint every stroke at your chosen size, so you won’t lose painting quality by resizing your image.

And So Much More

ArtRage 5 has many more features worth mentioning. If you need to know if ArtRage 5 will let you do what you need, check out the detailed feature page, visit the product comparison page, check out the amazing art work in the Featured Artist section, try the free demo, or contact us with your questions.
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‘Easy to use but capable of producing stunning results, ArtRage 5 is a must-have digital art package at a bargain price.’

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Cost & Upgrade Discounts

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  • ArtRage 5 offers performance and features found in far more expensive programs, but we believe in keeping our software as affordable as possible.
  • Purchasing ArtRage 5: ArtRage 5 can be purchased as a digital download through our online store. It will no longer be available through Steam. Steam users, please see this post about registering for the upgrade discount.
  • Licence: ArtRage 5 is a one off purchase and you will always be able to download the latest versions for both macOS and Windows from our member area to any of your Windows or macOS devices.
  • Upgrades: You can upgrade from older editions of ArtRage to the latest for a discount. Learn more about upgrading your previous version of ArtRage.
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Try the Demo


Want to play with the tools before purchasing or make sure it runs on your computer? Try the free ArtRage demo!

ArtRage 5 Features

ArtRage 5 Features


ArtRage 5 contains natural painting tools like oils and watercolor, sketching tools like pencils and ink pens, and utilities to make painting easier.

See It In Action

See It In Action…


Take a look at a gallery of interface and feature screenshots, along with samples of work produced by users of ArtRage.

Check Out ArtRage Lite



Looking for something a bit cheaper? ArtRage Lite is a great starter version for artists who want the traditional painting tools, but don’t need all the advanced features yet. Learn more about ArtRage Lite.

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