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Ambient Design Launches ArtRage Painting Software for Android

Ambient Design, the award-winning creator of realistic art software, announced today that it is launching ArtRage for Android, optimized for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.  Samsung has selected ArtRage for availability in a number of global markets for its GALAXY Gifts to provide Note 4 and Note Edge users with the exclusive ability to download the ArtRage software for free.  ArtRage for Android will launch at the same time on Samsung GALAXY Apps for purchase by users of selected Samsung Galaxy mobile products.

ArtRage Creates Realistic Artwork On-the-Go without Appearing Computer Generated

ArtRage provides detailed paint blending and texture, using a simulation of natural artistic tools that work seamlessly with the advanced features of Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s S Pen to enable users to create realistic artwork on-the-go.  Artists can use ArtRage on the Samsung Galaxy mobile platform to share their artwork via popular artist communities and social media sites, like PEN.UP, deviantArt, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, as well as send art by email or save to Dropbox.

“With ArtRage and the S Pen, mobile art can be created without waiting for paint to dry and without carrying a lot of artist’s tools, paints, canvas and paper,” said Matt Fox-Wilson, creative director and co-founder of Ambient Design Ltd.  “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.”

ArtRage Features: Real World Painting Tools, Including:

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  • High quality rendered strokes show the amount of paint on the canvas, letting you play with texture as well as color.
  • Oil Brush with paint thickness and smearing.
  • Watercolor with fluid dynamics to simulate stroke blending and spreading.
  • Airbrush with soft color spray.
  • Palette Knife for spreading and blending pigment.
  • Paint Roller & Tube for laying down thick coats of paint.
  • Inking Pen with auto-smoothing and pressure simulation.
  • Pencil & Marker Pen, Chalk & Crayon and Eraser for drawing and sketching.
  • Flood Fill.
  • Settings for fine control of each tool and custom tool presets for storing favorites.


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  • Unlimited layers with available memory.
  • Improved color blending.
  • Easy to save incremental copies.
  • Blend Modes, including Photoshop standards.
  • Easy access to visibility/opacity.


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  • Unlimited Undo/Redo.
  • Reference & Tracing Images to help you as you paint.
  • Unlimited color samples.

For a limited time, ArtRage for Android will be available exclusively from Samsung GALAXY Apps, free for Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge users through Samsung GALAXY Gifts.  For other Samsung Galaxy mobile device users, ArtRage will be available for $4.99 (check GALAXY Apps in your region for details).  ArtRage support for additional Android devices is planned for early 2015.

ArtRage is also available for Mac and Windows and is compatible with Wacom styluses.  ArtRage for Mac and Windows is priced at $49.90 from:  ArtRage for iPad and ArtRage for iPhone are priced at $4.99 and $1.99 respectively from the Apple iTunes Store.  For more information, see, Facebook:, or Twitter:  @ArtRage

Image – ©2014 Bo Paweena

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: