Warp

Using Warp in ArtRage 5 to Distort and Transform Paint ArtRage 5 introduces Warp, which lets you smear, swirl, and otherwise distort your painting. It is similar to Photoshop’s Liquify filter, but specifically designed to respect ArtRage’s paint properties, so you won’t lose texture or paint depth when distorting. This means that you can make […]

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Remove Color Matte

Use ‘Remove Color Matte’ to Delete Color From A Layer Remove Color Matte is an editable filter in ArtRage 5. This feature lets you quickly remove a color completely from a layer. It’s very good for cleaning up poor quality scans of pencil sketches or converting black and white images into transparent line art. Go […]

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ArtRage 5 Quick Start Guide

This guide is included in your copy of ArtRage 5 under Help > ArtRage Manual. How to Paint in ArtRage: Select a tool on the left, select a color on the right, then click and drag in the central canvas area to paint. How to Save your Painting: Select Save Painting in the File Menu […]

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Oil Brush

The Oil Brush Tool The oil paint is probably the tool that ArtRage is best known for, and it’s the first tool most users try when they open the program. It’s definitely one of the most fun painting tools in the program, and according to almost every review we’ve read, we have the most realistic […]

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Grids

Add Grids to Canvas and Reference Images Note: Screenshots are from ArtRage 4.5. Accessing the Grid The Grid menu can be opened from the crosshatch symbol that can be found in the top row of buttons or by going to View > Grids. ArtRage 4.5 menu from Windows version This will bring up the Grid […]

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Paint Symmetry

ArtRage Paint Symmetry The Paint Symmetry system automatically creates mirrored strokes on the canvas as you paint, and allows control over properties such as how many mirrors are created and the center point of symmetry. Paint Symmetry can be activated and controlled from the Paint Symmetry menu in the Tools Menu. When Symmetry is turned […]

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Filters

ArtRage Image Adjustment / Filters ArtRage provides six default filters for adjusting image colors and adding effects. These can be found under Edit > Filters. Default Filters ArtRage 5 includes built in filters for noise, blur, color editing, warp (liquefy), and cleaning up white backgrounds. Blur Layer, Adjust Layer Colors, and Add Noise were also […]

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Stencils

ArtRage Stencils Stencils are used to create precise shapes or lines on your Canvas. They work just like a piece of plastic or wood placed on the Canvas, allowing you to paint over them without the paint applying to the Canvas beneath, or draw around them to make outlines. Stencil Modes Stencils come in three […]

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Layer Organization

Organizing Your Layers in ArtRage Layers are a powerful tool that can allow you to quickly make changes to your painting without damaging paint above or below, but understanding them can be difficult. This section explains what layers are and how to add, remove, and organize, them. What are Layers? Layers are like sheets of […]

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