Thursday, 7 January 2010

ArtRage painting/sketchpad application

For the aspiring artists with tablets and strong painting skills, one of the applications that has been getting a lot of praise from word of mouth on a variety of forums is ArtRage.

ArtRage allows you to paint with oils and watercolors, sketch with pencils, spray stickers over your canvas and much more. It also makes use of stencils and rulers, letting you create shapes or smooth curves freehand. The artist can also trace and reference images by loading photos to recreate either by eye or by letting ArtRage select colors whilst painting. Other features include Layers and Layer Groups, Layer Blend Modes compatible with the PSD file format, plug-in Filter suport and more.

Well worth checking out, whilst the almighty Photoshop still offers a lot of these features, many people are exploring the benefits of applications like ArtRage (particularly considering the huge difference in pricing too between this and the Adope app).

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