How to Create Animations

Animating with ArtRage ArtRage is not animation software, but you can use the program to help you create animations using scripts and screen recording, or to create the frames before animating them in another program. Disclaimer: All software recommended here is based on what we have seen people use successfully with ArtRage, and is given […]

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How To Add Texture Effects

Experimenting with textures in ArtRage 5 ArtRage offers a lot of options for experimenting with your canvas and stroke textures, from presets to custom layer effects. The default traditional media options will let you work with different brushes and papers realistically, but you can also create your own digital textures and combine them as you […]

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How to Draw Curving Lines in ArtRage

How to Draw A Smooth Curve in ArtRage If you want to draw a perfectly smooth curving line, such as an arc, a circle, or a wavy line, then you can use ArtRage’s automatic smoothing settings, as well as the grids, stencils and selection tools. On This Page Freehand Smoothing Symmetry Guided Lines Grids & […]

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How to Add A Border or Outline Around Paint

How to Draw An Outline Around A Shape in ArtRage Learn how to draw a neat border around an area of paint! While Stencils are usually the most effective for complicated shapes and hand drawn border effects, you can also use Selection tools and a few other tricks to get exactly the outline that you […]

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How To Draw Straight Lines (Desktop)

How To Draw Straight Lines in ArtRage Need to draw a perfect straight line in any direction? Whether you want to quickly sketch out a building, or add a perfect border, ArtRage offers several features for straight line drawing. If you need to draw a straight line in the desktop editions of ArtRage, you have […]

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Pattern Fill

Use Pattern Fill to Create Patterns From Images Use the Pattern Fill to make a seamless background pattern for tiled image effects or screentones. The Pattern Fill applies the pattern as editable paint over the top of any existing paint on the same layer, so you can erase, blend, and otherwise modify the images after […]

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Layer Effects

Add Shadows, Glow, Emboss & Cutout with Layer Effects The Layer Effects in ArtRage 5 let you add highlights, shadows, and 3D effects to individual layers. You can customize the properties of each effect, combine them, and even load custom textures. Watch the Video! This ten minute video tutorial will demonstrate the different effects you […]

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Perspective

One & Two Point Perspective The Perspective feature in ArtRage 5 lets you add one or two point perspective, and create your own customized perspective layouts. You can customize the individual lines and planes, add or remove any line or section, create complicated skyscrapers or simple landscapes. Perspective also acts as a drawing guide, helping […]

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Guides

Use Guides as Horizontal and Vertical Ruler Lines Guides allow you to easily add straight lines vertically and horizontally on your canvas as reference lines or as drawing guides in ArtRage 5. Guides are useful for planning out composition (rule of thirds, spacing, measuring across to make sure details are lined up), drawing straight lines, […]

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Solid Fill Settings

Use Solid Fill to Fill Areas with a Single Color This page provides an overview of the Solid Fill (‘paint bucket’) tool, which will flood an area of canvas with a single solid color. Solid Fill is the default mode for the Fill tool, the other two modes are Gradient Fill and Pattern Fill. Border, […]

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