Use different tools in ArtRage to get realistic ink brush and marker effects!
This tutorial demonstrates natural media inking settings for the Watercolor Brush, Oil Brush, Felt Pen, and Gloop Pen tools to help you choose the right tool for your style. Each tool is highly customizable, so pay close attention to the settings, and don’t be afraid to tweak them!
Note: This tutorial focuses on the natural media brush and marker tools. If you want a much more digital effect, you want to use the Ink Pen (used for the writing) or Airbrush (not shown).
You can get realistic ink brush and ink marker effects using different tools in ArtRage
Settings & Presets
The screenshots below show all the tool settings in detail, but you can also just download ready made presets from the links below (we used a lot of these presets to put together this video). If you are using an older, or mobile, version of ArtRage, you can copy most of the settings directly from the video and create your own custom presets.
The Felt Pen presets are the default ones found in every edition of ArtRage: “Left the Cap Off” and “Soft Marker”
Click through the gallery for the individual tool settings
Watch the live painting process
Each tool feels very different, so it’s worth trying them out yourself, or watching the video to see how it flows when you’re actually using it.
Tip: The video repeats with the tool settings visible, and then shows you step by step screenshots. You can jump to the section that you want to watch. You can slow down the playback by clicking the YouTube settings shortcut in the bottom right of the video screen.
Part 1 (0.27) shows the painting process without any menus cluttering the screen
Part 2 (2.23) shows the painting process with the tool settings menu visible
Part 3 (4.35) shows step by step screenshots with tool settings
Ambient Design is a New Zealand based software development company specializing in creative tools for artists.
Our work across desktop and mobile platforms focuses on creating natural tools with intuitive interfaces. These let artists from both traditional and digital backgrounds paint without having to learn digital tricks to get realistic results.