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ArtStudio for iPad – draw, paint and edit photo – Updated

ArtStudio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store. Completely re-designed from the ground up the new ArtStudio features a beautiful new user interface and a powerful new graphics engine to make creating works of art faster, easier, and more fun! Using advanced drawing algorithms this is the fastest and most precise version of ArtStudio to date.

Check out what’s been added in this update below in What’s New. This is a free update, if you have previously downloaded this app. If not, you can download it here. It retails for $4.99/£2.99/download.


What’s New?



– added GUIDELINES feature (available from top menu: View->Guidelines…)
- added Grid feature (View->Grid…)
- added 160 new brushes – included in brush pack 1, so they are free if you already bought Brush Pack 1
- added opacity and spacing sliders to Smudge tool
- added FAQ (ArtStudio->FAQ) – please read it asap! 
- number of color swatches increased from 24 to 36 
- added option to disable tap-and-hold color picker 
- added option to disable aim when using “drawing offset” 
- added possibility to swap undo/redo icons with favorites/layers icons in bottom toolbar
- added loading of colors when opening project from old ArtStudio 
- added link to forum, manual, twitter in top menu
- eyedropper sample mode is stored in saved file
- improved quality of brushes preview in tool options 
- “buy brushes” option has been removed from “tool settings”, so it is available now only in ArtStudio->Store
- if color is close to white, brush preview background is dark
- fixed few small bugs in symmetry drawing 
- fixed clone tools when source layer is different than current layer 
- fixed crashing when fill start point is outside the canvas 
- fixed problem with resize when “keep ratio” is disabled 
- fixed crashes in saving when active tool was Eyedropper
- fixed undo/redo when adding new text
- fixed importing of grayscale images

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: