Custom Brush Designer Head Settings

The Custom Brush Designer Head Settings The Brush Designer is where you edit presets for the Custom Brush tool. It allows you to load any image as a head and a grain to create your brush and edit various properties. The Head Settings tab is the first tab in the Brush Designer and the only […]

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Custom Brush Designer Stroke Settings

The Stroke Settings in the Custom Brush Designer This section of the Brush Designer lets you control the stroke of your custom brush. The settings here affect overall appearance of line, and there are many properties that are very similar to the way the Ink Pen works (opacity, smoothing, taper). The following settings are also […]

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Custom Brush Designer Color Settings

The Color Settings in the Custom Brush Designer The color settings for the Custom Brush are found in the last tab of the Brush Designer, and allow you to create brushes with multiple colors that blend as you paint. The color blending does not affect paint texture, only the colors. It will use Real Color […]

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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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Pencil Tool

The Pencil Tool in ArtRage 5 The Pencil is the default sketching tool in ArtRage. Use it for drafting your composition before inking on a new layer, or for realistic graphite effects. The pencil allows you to use traditional sketching and shading techniques by adjusting the different settings, and the realistic way that the media […]

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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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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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How to back up a large iPad gallery of paintings

Steps for backing up the existing paintings and reducing the gallery size in ArtRage for iPad If you have a very large gallery, it may use so much memory that you start seeing problems accessing paintings and running ArtRage. You will need to copy your files to the computer and delete at least some of […]

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