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ArtRage 4 Now Available For Mac & Windows

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Ambient Design the award-winning creator of realistic art painting software for Mac, Windows, iPad, and iPhone, released today the new ArtRage 4, a major upgrade of the popular paint software for Mac and Windows, available now for download here.

ArtRage 4 offers unique touch-friendly workflow advantages optimized for pen tablet users.  The art creation app takes full advantage of the new Windows 8 multi-touch tablets, laptops, and desktops.  ArtRage 4 not only allows rotation, scale, and movement of the canvas with two fingers, but it can even utilize simple multi-touch gestures with layers, selections, rulers, stencils, stickers and reference images.  Whether using a pen, brush, drawing tablet, mouse or even a finger, ArtRage provides the experience of actually “painting” digitally on a computer canvas with oil paints that smear and blend, and watercolors that flow together to create soft, wet gradations, just as they would in a traditional art studio.

 

 

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Available immediately for Mac and Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista and earlier computers, tablets, interactive white boards, and touch screens, major improvements in ArtRage 4 include the ability to create “mirrors” that reflect strokes as paint is applied; floating scraps of canvas that can be used like mixing palettes; a Workbench Toolbar; tighter user interface with the essentials for ease of use; improved workflow; better clone and fill tools; optimization for Windows 8, and more.

New ArtRage 4 Features Include:

·        Paint Symmetry: Automatically mirrors strokes across the canvas as they are made by reflecting or rotating the path of the tool around a customizable center point.
·        Toolbox Panel: Make a single interface panel to gather colors, presets, and other items that are relevant to the current painting.
·        Floating Views: Floating windows that display viewports in to part or all of the canvas during painting.
·        Scraps: Paint on independent, floating scraps of canvas that can be used like mixing palettes or test sheets.
·        Workbench Toolbar: Collapse the entire interface into a single toolbar with customizable space for tools required for the current painting.
·        Front End Redesign: The interface has been restructured and tweaked to improve workflow and clarity.
·        Clone Tool: Clone paint tool with all of its properties across the canvas.
·        Pattern & Gradient Fills: New Fill Tool allows the creation of gradations and tiled pattern fills.
·        Wacom Stylus Property Support: Take advantage of Pressure, Tilt, Barrel Rotation, and the Airbrush Wheel available on some Wacom Styluses.  ArtRage also recognizes individual styluses, allowing tools to be assigned to them for quick selection when they are brought back to the tablet.
·        Backup File System: Automatically saves backups of previous generations of paintings to prevent destructive edits deleting old work.
·        Optimized for Windows 8: Takes full advantage of the new Windows 8 multi-touch tablets, laptops, and computers.

 

Availability and Upgrade

ArtRage 4 is available immediately, priced at $49.90 here.  ArtRage.com purchases of ArtRage Studio Pro made since January 7th, 2013 will be eligible for a free upgrade to ArtRage 4.  Owners of any other desktop version of ArtRage will receive a 50% discount on ArtRage 4 upgrades.

ArtRage for iPad and ArtRage for iPhone are available, priced at $4.99 and $1.99.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— 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 - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com 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: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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