ArtRage 5

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

ArtRage 5 – New Version!

ArtRage 5 is the latest release from Ambient Design. It is a full featured digital painting program for Windows and Mac OSX 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.

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 the bumps of your canvas with the pencil, watch the watercolors spread around cracks and crevices, scumble with oils and turn up texture effects with your custom digital brushes.

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 a one or two point perspective background in perfect scale and draw more easily with the snap to line and symmetry functions.

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.

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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 5 demo, or download the free Android app!

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.

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ArtRage 5 Feature List

Traditional drawing tools

  • Airbrush
  • Eraser
  • Felt Pen
  • Glitter
  • Gloop Pen
  • Ink Pen
  • Metallic paint
  • Oil Brush
  • Paint Roller
  • Paint Tube
  • Pastel/Chalk
  • Pencil with Live Tilt support
  • Palette Knife
  • Rulers
  • Stencils
  • Watercolor

Advanced & Digital Editing Features

  • Customisable Canvas options
  • Cloner Tool
  • Fill [Flood, Gradient and Pattern]
  • Filters
  • Layer Blur
  • Warp
  • Photoshop files and brushes compatibility
  • Real Color Blending
  • Scripts
  • Select
  • Sticker Spray (custom spray brushes)
  • Custom Brush (custom art brushes)
  • Symmetry
  • Text
  • Tracing
  • Transform

Workflow Features

  • 64-bit support
  • Colour Sample Sets
  • Custom Resource Creation and Sharing
  • Customisable Docking Mode
  • Lights Out mode
  • Grids
  • Perspective
  • Guides
  • Layers
  • Presets
  • Reference Images
  • Scrap Layers
  • Toolbox
  • View panels
  • Multiple open documents

Supported File Types

ArtRage uses the proprietary PTG file format, which allows it to save various advanced properties required for creating realistic media.

ArtRage is able to export and import the following file types:

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPG
  • PNG
  • PSD
  • TIFF

Supported Operating Systems

(Desktop Edition)

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 (desktop mode)
  • Windows 10
  • May work with Mac OS 10.6 & 7, but is not officially supported
  • Mac OS 10.8 and later
  • Touchscreen/multitouch compatible

Wacom Stylus Support

  • Pressure
  • Tilt
  • Airbrush Wheel
  • Barrel Rotation
  • Wacom Stylus Recognition
  • High resolution (“Precise mode”)

Fully Supported Tablet & Touchscreen Drivers For Windows

  • AES Stylus
  • RealTime Stylus
  • WinTab

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Video Reviews

If you want to hear from real artists, browse our ArtRage 5 playlist on YouTube featuring painting videos and reviews from unaffiliated artists (or start watching the videos below).

Rated: 4.9/5 based on 26 review ratings

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Cost & Upgrade Discounts

Buying ArtRage 5

  • 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 Mac OSX and Windows from our member area to any of your Windows or Mac OSX devices. Your payment is securely processed by our partner, Avangate.

  • Upgrades: You can upgrade from older editions of ArtRage 2, ArtRage 3 (Studio/Studio Pro), or ArtRage 4 at a 50% discount, or upgrade from ArtRage Lite at a 30% discount. Learn more about upgrading your previous version of ArtRage.

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What’s included…

  • ArtRage 5: Full Version User License for Windows & OS X

  • Delivery: Electronic Download

  • Languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian

  • Support: Includes English manual, online tutorials and email support.
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