Press: ArtRage 4 (Desktop)

ArtRage 4 for Windows & Mac OSX

ArtRage 4 Logo Large: 1231 x 480 pixels ArtRage 4 is a full featured digital painting program that brings together the convenience of digital editing tools, the realism of traditional paint texture and colours and the fun of creating art in one easy to use program.

It is used worldwide in educational settings, by kids, by professional illustrators and concept artists, designers, and art dabblers of all ages and skill levels. It is easy to use, but will let you paint a proper landscape or design a fantastic character. The scope and detail is up to you – just as it is with real paint.

The desktop version of ArtRage is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X. This is the original product line that was spun off into the mobile editions over time. ArtRage 4.5 is the latest version of our desktop edition.

The current version includes a full range of painting tools, 64 bit support, PSD compatibility, Symmetry, Grids, a customizable interface, and far more.

Major ArtRage 4.5 Features & Specifications

Download: New Features in ArtRage 4.5 Press Pack [PDF] ( may require Adobe Reader to view this PDF )

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
  • Photoshop files and brushes compatibility
  • Real Color Blending
  • Scripts
  • Select
  • Sticker Spray (custom brushes)
  • Symmetry
  • Text
  • Tracing
  • Transform

Workflow Features

  • 64-bit support
  • Colour Sample Sets
  • Custom Resource Creation and Sharing
  • Customisable Workbench
  • Grids
  • Layers
  • Presets
  • Reference Images
  • Scrap Layers
  • Toolbox
  • View panels

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)
  • Mac OS 10.6 and later
  • Touchscreen/multitouch compatible

Note: Windows XP is not supported in 4.5, but a compatible earlier version of ArtRage 4 is available through the member area.

Wacom Stylus Support

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

Fully Supported Tablet & Touchscreen Drivers For Windows

  • RealTime Stylus
  • WinTab
  • Ink Services (ArtRage 2 only)

Reviews & Artists

You can find quotes from external reviews collected here.

We have a number of interviews with ArtRage artists on our website, which include some fantastic art and the opinions of various artists about ArtRage. Most of these artists use the latest edition.

We also recommend checking out the contest winners from our monthly DeviantART contest:

ArtRage 4 Images

ArtRage 4.5 Artwork
ArtRage 4 Full Interface Screenshots
ArtRage 4.5 New Features


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