What’s New in ArtRage 5?

ArtRage 5 – Latest Features


The newest edition of ArtRage adds more professional features and better performance to the existing natural media tools.

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Express yourself artistically with natural painting tools and powerful utilities for everyone from Pros to Beginners!

What’s New in ArtRage 5?

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ArtRage 5 has fantastic new Pencil effects!

ArtRage has come a long way since it was a free oil paint program back in 2007, and the release of ArtRage 5 in January 2017 completes its evolution into seriously awesome painting software.

ArtRage 5 comes with a lot of new features! ArtRage 5 preserves the rich traditional media effects and intuitive interface that makes ArtRage unique, but brings a whole new professional level to the design and feature set. Along with improved pencil and pastel, ArtRage 5 introduces an entirely new optional interface, perspective and layout guides, custom brush creation, warp mode, layer effects, and the ability to handle multiple documents. It’s also faster and more stable than ever!

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If you’re new to ArtRage, visit ArtRage 5 to learn more about our software.


Existing ArtRage desktop owners are eligible for an upgrade discount by registering their serial in the member area. See this post for more details.

New and Updated Features

New Tools

ArtRage 5 comes with several major new editing and painting tools, including a custom brush designer, Perspective, Guides, and a much more realistic Pencil tool.

ArtRage 5 includes additional image editing effects allowing you to add highlights, dropshadows, emboss, and liquefy effects to a layer. This edition also offers improved speed and processing power, so ArtRage now performs even better at larger sizes and has more stable crash recovery.

  • Custom Brush Tool
  • Custom Brush Designer
  • More Realistic Pencil and Pastel
  • Layer Effects
  • Warp
  • Perspective
  • Guides
  • Improved Fill Tool
  • Improved Color Sampler
  • Remove Color Matte Filter
  • Snap Distance for Grids/Guides/Perspective

Improved Interface

The entire interface has been redesigned to create a cleaner and more intuitive workspace. Along with a complete reworking of every icon and menu, ArtRage 5 includes the option of a sleek ‘Docking’ mode that allows you to fully customize your workspace with floating and docking panels. You can toggle the entire interface into ‘Lights Out’ which gives you dark menus and borders.

We’ve also added in workflow improvements like the ability to rotate your entire painting from the Edit menu, work with multiple documents at once, redesigned the way Transform works and better layer navigation.

  • UI Redesign
  • Docking Mode
  • Lights Out mode
  • Multiple Documents
  • Transform mode

You can find a full list of changes on the Product Comparison page, along with a detailed list of all the tools and features in ArtRage. You can also try the demo for free!

Learn more about ArtRage 5

Start learning how to use your software with these more advanced guides to individual tools and features! You can also find painting tutorials on the Tutorials Page!

Pencil Settings in ArtRage 5
Natural feeling pencil lets you use traditional sketching and shading techniques
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Color Sampler
Perfect color picking control lets you choose the average color from an area, or select by saturation, hue, or luminance.
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Remove Color Matte
Use the Remove Color Matte filter to clean up scanned traditional sketches and remove a color from your image easily.
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The Perspective feature lets you create one and two point perspective sets to help with composition and proportions.
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Solid Fill Tool
The Solid Fill mode lets you fill in slow motion, ignore gaps, and flood an area perfectly right up to the edge.
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Warp lets you distort, magnify, swirl, smear, and tweak your paint.
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Use Guides to help plan out your composition.
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Layer Effects
Add shadows, glow, cutout, inner glow, and emboss effects.
Custom Brush
Create almost any kind of digital brush!

Browse the online guides for more ArtRage 5 tips!

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