ArtRage 4 is an easy to use natural painting package that lets you create realistic artwork on your computer.
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发行日期: 2013年2月12日
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ArtRage 4 is an easy to use natural painting package that lets you create realistic artwork on your computer. It has a wide range of artistic tools that let you get right down to the creative process without forcing you to learn complex or technical controls. It's like real paint without the mess!


ArtRage simulates real world painting tools including oils, watercolor, and more. Because it tracks the physical properties of your paint such as how much is on the canvas and how wet it is, your paint strokes create natural color blends and leave bristle textures as you go, giving you the appearance of a physical canvas without you needing to apply special effects.


ArtRage includes 20 painting tools and a wide range of features useful to basic and professional artists alike. If you're new to painting and drawing you can take advantage of the Tracing Image system to import a photo as a guide while painting. Let ArtRage pick colors from the image for you and you can focus on your brushwork and developing your skills. If you're a traditional artist who has avoided digital art tools, you'll find ArtRage pleasantly familiar as you can take many of your familiar techniques and work with them inside the software. If you're a digital artist who wants to add some natural paint to your images, you can still work with layers, blend modes and other digital tools. ArtRage Studio Pro offers selection tools, flood fills, and text to make the workflow easier. Support for Photoshop images imported and exported with their layers, groups, blend modes, and text layers intact makes it easy to use ArtRage alongside your other applications.

Painting tools


  • Natural Painting Tools: Oil Paint, Watercolor, Palette Knife, Paint Tube, Airbrush, and Paint Roller.
  • Sketching & Drawing Tools: Pencils, Inking Pen, Marker Pen, Pastel, and Eraser.
  • Special Effect Tools: Gloop Pen, Sticker Spray, Glitter Tube.
  • Utility Tools: Cloner, Selection, Transform, Eyedropper, Flood Fill including Pattern and Gradient Fills, Editable Text Tool.
  • Paint behavior simulates real world media. Oil paints smear and blend, tracking how much paint is on your brush and on the canvas. Lay down blobs of paint with the Paint Tube and smear them out with the Palette Knife. Watercolors diffuse and blend wetly. Pencils smudge.
  • Tools support user Presets.
  • Real Color Blending mode replaces standard digital RGB blending with a simulation of real paint to create more realistic color gradations.
  • Advanced stylus properties such as Barrel Rotation and Airbrush Thumb-Wheels are supported where available.
  • Stylus recognition is supported where available, allowing you to allocate specific tool settings to specific styluses.

Canvas


  • Canvas texture provides an underlying surface for your paint to interact with. Other properties such as color and metallicity allow you to customize the look of your painting surface.
  • Rotate, scale, and pan the canvas so you can work at the most comfortable angle.
  • Layers and Layer Groups allow you to manage your work easily. Layer Blend modes mirror standard Photoshop blend modes.
  • Layer locks let you prevent specific types of changes being made to layers you want to safeguard.
  • Color bitmaps can be used to generate full color canvases.

Tracing and References


  • Import an existing image as a Tracing Image to guide you as you work. ArtRage can be set to draw color from the Tracing Image automatically so you can focus on your brush strokes.
  • Import existing images as References which are pinned to your canvas as visual guides while you paint.
  • Create Scraps, floating canvas pieces that can be used as mixing palettes or for testing ideas before painting.
  • Views lets you create floating viewports that display all or part of your canvas independent of the main canvas window.

Stencils and Rulers


  • Add stencils to your canvas to block out areas for masking. Multiple stencils can be added at once and interact with each other like they would on a real canvas.
  • Any stencil can be converted to a Ruler which can be used to create precise lines or curves at any angle as part of a natural stroke of the brush.

Stickers


  • Peel individual sticker images off Sticker Sheets to apply to the canvas. Comes with a wide range of sample stickers.
  • Spray a stream of stickers from a sheet on to the canvas using the Sticker Spray. A wide range of variables can be used to control how the flow works, including stylus pressure, underlying image properties and more.
  • Post-Edit stickers applied with the Sticker Spray. You can move, scale, rotate, or delete individual stickers that were sprayed with the tool. Spray a tree-full of leaves then delete the ones that don't look quite right, or tweak any of the thousands of pebbles that make up a beach. Post-Editable stickers remove the random chance from image spray systems.

Interface


  • Simple and intuitive interface gathers controls in to appropriate groups and presets the most important ones in an easy to access first tier, while lesser controls hide away in Pods until they are required.
  • The interface gets out of the way as you paint. If you paint stroke approaches a panel, it vanishes so that you can see what you're doing, then reappears when you're done.
  • Scale the interface up or down to suit the size of your working environment.
  • The Toolbox panel lets you gather together appropriate resources in to a single panel for quick access to the tools you need for your current painting.
  • Workbench Mode collapses the entire interface in to a slim toolbar that lets you work with the full screen in a compressed environment. The Workbench Pinboard lets you pin important colors, tools, layers, stencils, and other user objects from your toolbox to the toolbar for quick access to relevant resources for the work you’re doing right now.

Scripting


  • The ArtRage Scripting System allows you to record your paintings for playback later. Playing a script reconstructs the painting stroke by stroke and can be shared with other users.
  • Annotations can be added to scripts as they are recorded, allowing you to highlight techniques or areas of your painting that others might find useful or interesting.
  • Scripts can be played back at any resolution: Paint your masterpiece then recreate it stroke by stroke at larger size for printing.
  • The ArtRage Scripting Language lets you control almost every aspect of the application via a text script file. Edit scripts directly or create them from scratch utilising a C-like programming language.

Paint Symmetry


  • Turn on the Paint Symmetry system and ArtRage automatically replicates your strokes around the canvas as you paint.
  • Adjust the type of symmetry (Rotational or Mirrored), the center of symmetry and the number of axes you want.
  • The entire symmetry system can be controlled from a single ‘puck’ on the canvas.

Miscellaneous


  • Support for multi-core or multiprocessor machines speeds up almost every aspect of the application.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Internal filters provide Noise Addition, Blur and Color Adjustment control. ArtRage also supports a wide range of Photoshop Filters.
  • ArtRage supports Perspective and Non-Uniform transformations for layer contents.

File Formats


  • Import and Export standard image file formats including PNG, JPG, and TIFF.
  • ArtRage can save automatic incremental backups of your paintings, storing previous generations so that you can recover older versions when you need them.
  • Import and Export Photoshop PSD files, keeping Layers, Layer Groups, Blend Modes, and editable Text Layers intact.
  • The ArtRage Package File format lets you package together custom resources such as presets, stickers, and stencils in to a single file that can be shared with other users and installed with a double click.
Note: The Mac version of this software does not support Steam Cloud at this time.

系统需求

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Processor:1Ghz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:120 MB HD space
    • Additional:Also supports Graphics tablets such as Wacom, including support for pressure sensitivity and stylus properties where available. Supports Touch Inputs that support Microsoft's Realtime Stylus standard.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 or later
    • Additional:Also supports Graphics tablets such as Wacom, including support for pressure sensitivity and stylus properties where available. Supports Touch Inputs that support Microsoft's Realtime Stylus standard.
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.6
    • Processor:Any Intel Processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:120 MB HD space
    • Additional:Also supports Graphics tablets such as Wacom, including support for pressure sensitivity and stylus properties where available.
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Also supports Graphics tablets such as Wacom, including support for pressure sensitivity and stylus properties where available.
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发布于:1月3日
Last time I've drawn anything serious was over 20 years ago when I was still at school (yeah, I'm *THAT* old :p). And though I had good rates on school, I didn't continue on drawing...

Last year during the summer sale I bought ArtRage to pick up drawing again. I also bought a Wacom Intouch Pro (small) tablet to get things started again. But that didn't really work out well - drawing with a tablet is so much different than pencil & paper. Not to mention, I didn't know where to start again.

To get started I bought 'Manga for Dummies' (always loved manga & anime so that choise was pretty simple), and it was only this week that I finally picked up the digital pencil again. With that it was time to explore the possibilities of ArtRage as well.

Though not totally using ArtRage's potential at this moment, I see that it offers a lot. Even at the 'noob' level I'm using it, it's filling all my needs. Rulers and stencils are already what I'm using and honestly, I think they are a must (even for the advances artist).

I've also player around a bit with all other stuff ArtRage offers. Inking, paint, scrapers and all that kind of stuff. The use of all different kind of drawing tools ArtRage gives feels like you're actually drawing on paper. Ink flows pretty natural, scrapers used on paint gives very good effects where one color mixes naturally with an other. It looks like ArtRage offers almost every drawing technique that there's available at this moment!

One thing though that's a real *MUST* when using ArtRage (or any other art program for that matter): a good tablet that has different pressure levels. Your mouse only offers 2 (on paper and not on paper), while a pressure sensitive tablet gives you the ability to make very soft lines through extremely hard lines...
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发布于:6月16日
10/10 great realistic features
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发布于:2013年11月27日
Probably the best natural media emulator I have used, having used almost all of them, It might not have overly complicated features, but what it does it does perfectly fine and then some.
combined with a drawing tablet the possibilities and creative doors it opens cannot be surpassed.

It works with layers, slections, masks, and every traditional media you can think of.

A must buy for any artistic creative endeavor!
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发布于:2013年7月23日
Fantastic tool for doing stuff. I've had more fun in this than I've had in Photoshop or any other digital painting program. I think it might be because it perfectly simulates a painterly feel, whether your thing is pencils, markers, paints, or any other thing you can think of. But the best friend here is the palette knife. I've used a palette knife in real life before, and swore off it because of its dificulty. Here however, I see it's advantages clearly, and absolutely cannot do without it!

The program is better with a drawing tablet, but found it work pretty well with mouse since you can mess with the sensitivity and flat out tell the program to ignore your scribbly mess and make it a straight or curved line easy.

So final verdict: This is one of the best digital painting software out there, and if you are even remotely interested in a cheap alternative to photoshop, you need to take advantage of it.
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发布于:2014年2月22日
This is hands down the best digital art software that I have used. It has a diverse set of tools/mediums and by far the best blending tools out of all the software I have used. Between this, and Manga Studio 5 (regular) I am sorted for either realistic painting, or comic book style art. Feel free to check out my uploaded pieces created in Artrage to get an idea of what it is capable of.
Another great feature of Artrage is that you have the ability to record your painting process as a script, which can then be sped up and recorded with an open source program like Camstudio in a lossless format and uploaded to youtube for people to see. It's a very cool feature.

For such an inexpensive piece of software, it is easily my favourite. I can't wait till the Android version comes out for use with tablets.
If you are interested in digital art and have some kind of graphics tablet, then this is a fantastic art tool to have at your disposal. Been using it for years now and can't recommend it enough.
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