ArtRage
ArtRage
5.0.8

5.0

ArtRage free download for Mac

ArtRage5.0.8

09 April 2019

Simple, intuitive painting app.

Overview

ArtRage gives you a range of artistic tools such as oil paints, pencils, and felt pens that look and feel like their real world counterparts so you can get right down to painting without having to learn how they work.

You can create your own artwork from scratch, import photos as tracing images to guide your art, and even pin images to your canvas for reference as you paint, as well as take advantage of many professional digital editing features and customizable tools.

ArtRage is also available as iOS and Android apps, as well as a Lite version for Windows and macOS. Desktop licences for Lite and ArtRage 5 cover both platforms. For more information visit the ArtRage homepage.

  • Contains all the features of ArtRage 3 Studio Pro and ArtRage 4
  • Custom brushes (create your own custom digital brush)
  • Docking and lights out interface modes
  • Customizable perspective (one- and two-point, transform paint to match perspective)
  • Guides
  • Layer effects (e.g., drop shadow, glow, emboss)
  • Warp (liquefy) filter
  • Remove color matter filter (easily delete white backgrounds)
  • Improved color sampling options (select from an area, select by hue, luminance, saturation, metallic)
  • Improved fill tool (fill neatly to border, slow motion, ignore gaps)
  • Improved pencil and pastel tools (natural noise effect)
  • Improved performance
  • Multiple documents

What's new in ArtRage

Version 5.0.8:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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45 Reviews of ArtRage

5
Gzairborne
17 December 2009
Version: 3.0.4

Most helpful

Artrage 3.0 is a must have in the digital artist toolbox. It will make you fall in love with art again and if you already are in love you will fall deeper and harder. It is a joy to play and paint with real world simulated tools like oil paint, the newly added watercolor, chalk, crayon, pencil, paint roller, artist airbrush, a newly added gloop tool, felt pens and the newly added illustrator's ink pen with auto smoothing and last, but not least, the amazing new stickers feature. Add shiny stickers to your artwork or load them in an object sprayer that sprays them out at an unbelievable rate and they can interact with other paint or mediums on your canvas. Add to this easier transform tools, a paint bucket type fill tool, selection tools, newly added text capability and now a real color blending mode. This is an amazing upgrade to 2.5 which was an amazing program to begin with. The cost to value ratio is definitely on the side of the digital artist. One of the best buys for the money out there. It can and is used by professional artists and illustrators but is also a great tool for the amateur artist who will find it an invaluable tool to improving their art.
(4)
Maclover1-1
23 August 2014
Version: 4.0.5
Wanted to have fun with this tonight, but dunno what is happening, I'm on Yosemite, app cannot handle that or my new 4 k screen, completely sluggish as in "useless.". used to work fine.. sad. SketchBook Pro works fine and fast still. But I like Artrage :0(
(0)
5
Khobe
13 August 2014
Version: 4.0.5
ArtRage is a wonderful tool for me as an academically trained artist, it's nothing less than a dream mobile atelier. There's the learning curve to digest, but once this is done it's the perfect digital painting studio I say, even if you don't ask! What needs to be known is this app is too powerful for the once in a while doodlers, so I would recommend mainly for serious artists or aspiring ones. It's the best in this app category by far with an unbeatable price!
(1)
Rondfranks
22 February 2014
Version: 4.0.3
Current version is 4.0.6.
(0)
Maclover1-1
03 January 2014
Version: 4.0.3
Retina please.. I'm getting so used to the sharpness that when I open an app that's not, I feel like I need to see an ophthalmologist.. or that I jumped back in time to Mac Quadra or something ;0)
(0)
Chaloots
27 November 2013
Version: 4.0.3
Without a doubt, one of the most convoluted, byzantine paths to an upgrade I've ever experienced! Developers: are you listening?
(0)
Rondfranks
26 April 2013
Version: 3.5.1
Latest version is ArtRage 4. They dropped the Pro from the title.
(1)
5
Vroller
03 December 2011
Version: 3.5.1
this is my favorite software for my tablet wacome. Also my daughter play with it with fun. very intuitive reccomended
(0)
5
EndoLab
18 November 2011
Version: 3.5.1
Wow what a nice app! It is a real pleasure to discover we can paint whit a computer. Like everybody I have been drawing since I was a child but I'm still drawing now on paper. Alongside with this I'm making photo of course and the best is that you can draw on photos and save it as jpg, tiff, PNG, BMP, very the coolest way for me to add effects on photos. Well, if you like to paint or drawing or just relax give it a try. Note: the actual version is 3.5.4. And on their website: Winter Sale: ArtRage Studio Pro for Windows and Mac OS X just $49.90 (normal price $80)!
(0)
Anotheruser
24 May 2011
Version: 3.0.8
Release notes (for 3.0.8) available here: http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31786
(1)
5
Aadwagner-nl
10 February 2011
Version: 3.0.7
GREAT SOFTWARE!! Very intuitive to use. The effects and structures of the brushes are amazing! The great thing of ArtRage is the easy usage. As a beginner you can achieve incredible results with only using the default settings. I'm used to the Adobe Creative Suite. But for illustrations I now use ArtRage! It integrates perfectly with Photoshop because you can export to PSD (with layers).
(2)
5
Maclover1-1
17 December 2009
Version: 3.0.4
I'm amazed there are so few reviews on this... only two since I commented in 2006 ?! This app is sooo cool and pretty... yep that is the word... just upgraded to 3 Pro. This pretty much turns your screen into a canvas... Of course it is not so much fun without a Pen Table I guess.. but if you want to draw, paint, relax and make your computer into something a little more human... then get this :-) You might even get your kid off of GrandTheftAuto and avoid the child pyschiatrist ;-) Or show grandma the computer isn't so complicated after all... And if you are a designer (like me).. well.. put Photoshop aside for a little... Did I mention I love this app ?!? 50 stars
(4)
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5
Gzairborne
17 December 2009
Version: 3.0.4
Artrage 3.0 is a must have in the digital artist toolbox. It will make you fall in love with art again and if you already are in love you will fall deeper and harder. It is a joy to play and paint with real world simulated tools like oil paint, the newly added watercolor, chalk, crayon, pencil, paint roller, artist airbrush, a newly added gloop tool, felt pens and the newly added illustrator's ink pen with auto smoothing and last, but not least, the amazing new stickers feature. Add shiny stickers to your artwork or load them in an object sprayer that sprays them out at an unbelievable rate and they can interact with other paint or mediums on your canvas. Add to this easier transform tools, a paint bucket type fill tool, selection tools, newly added text capability and now a real color blending mode. This is an amazing upgrade to 2.5 which was an amazing program to begin with. The cost to value ratio is definitely on the side of the digital artist. One of the best buys for the money out there. It can and is used by professional artists and illustrators but is also a great tool for the amateur artist who will find it an invaluable tool to improving their art.
(4)
Aetnaria
15 December 2009
Version: 2.5.20
v3 is out now in two flavors - Studio for $40 and Studio Pro for $80. There are various discounts available for those upgrading from a previous version ( http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24072 ).
(0)
5
Serbian
12 October 2006
Version: 2.2
Very good painting application...I bought graphic tablet to my daughter and this little app and she is VERY happy...
(1)
5
Maclover1-1
15 July 2006
Version: 2.1.1
I find that Painter has become very dry over time, especially since the Corel years... less and less fun and more and more "palettish" and here you have ArtRage and its great ergonomy, not as powerful of course but but sufficient realworld paint/draw tools to do plenty. As for comments I read about resolution... not sure if pixels were limited in an earlier version... but I tried to set my page at 3508px X 4961px and it works (not quite real time but close on my G4... sure it'd be a breeze on a Quad G5 ) and that equates to an A3 page at 300 dpi... I would think it might suffice for most professional print uses LOL And it seems one could make one's page even much bigger (depending on Hardware of course). Yep very sweet app !!!!! It should be bundled with the OS... iPAINT LOL
(1)
5
Amergin
05 May 2006
Version: 2.1.1
Beautiful, elegant, responsive. Teamed with a graphics tablet this is an app which reminds you of what it was like to paint with real paints on real canvas.
(1)
4.75
John-F-
02 May 2006
Version: 2.1
Great app for a bargain price. You can have lots of fun and do amazing stuff. Nice clean interface, unlike Painter. (Okay, the two don't really compare, but I hate Painter's bloated pallets interface.) The other sketch app, SketchBook Pro, costs 10 times as much. For sketching and painting on my Mac, ArtRage offers plenty of tools and really responsive developers. This app needs more Mac exposure. We really need more apps like these. Thanks for the continuing Mac support!
(1)
5
J0sh0
20 February 2006
Version: 2.05
Pure fun. That's all that needs to be said. MS Paint has NOTHING on this. And the best part about it, you don't have to use a powerful image editor that takes up half your RAM. Five stars across the board!
(0)
Khanh
20 February 2006
Version: 2.05
Draw and paint apps have always been difficult to master. ArtRage has broken down this barrier. Old shool artists will definitely jump into this app by choice. The freedom just to sketch and paint without a learning curve is there. Just a plain thank you from a designer/artist such as myself.
(0)
Tony-115
31 January 2006
Version: 2.0
This is REALLY a great app-it's just like drawing on a canvas, AND it's FREE (and shareware) it's a really nice looking app and it's HEAPS cooler than MS Paint.
(0)
3.5
Simty
22 January 2006
Version: 2.0
I have been using Artrage with my kids for about a year. My 4 year old is CRAZY about it and has learned many of the computer basics from using AR1. Unfortunately AR1 is very unstable, it unexpectedly quits quite often. So when AR2 came alone I jumped at it. Sadly AR2 is no longer suitable for very young children specially using the free version as children can't read the dialog boxes the keep popping up due to features not being available in the free version. What would be great would to have a kids version with the stability of AR2, a simpler user interface like AR1 and a $10 price tag just to make it worth your while. Keep it simpler
(0)
John-F-
22 January 2006
Version: 2.0
Can sometimes be a little slow to follow my stroke at high resolutions. Okay, I only have a 1 GHz G4. This is still a great app and needs to be kept alive on the Mac platform. There aren't any good and simple, let alone cheap, natural media painting apps for the Mac. So even if I won't be using it that much, I will give the developers my $19.95, just for keeping the Mac version alive. This app needs better exposure in the media. I will review the full version at a later time.
(0)
5
Niamor
01 January 2006
Version: 1.1.2
Really really nice program ! It's a true pleasure to work with it. Fantastic with a pen tablet. Very very nice jobs. And it's free ! A kind of utopia.
(0)
5
Gbredbeck
17 September 2005
Version: 1.1.2
This is brilliant work, and that it is a freeware is a true sign of a generous mind-nature. I'd like the palette knife to be implemented sometime -- but even without it the program is superb.
(0)
4.75
piterpan
20 August 2005
Version: 1.1.2
It's free. And it's very, very well done. Really Great! That's one of those times that I feel that I have to write some words to the author of this wonderful painting program. THANK YOU for your generosity! :-)
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
25 July 2005
Version: 1.1.2
Excellent value for a free program. Yes, it's not Painter IX and it's not even Painter Classic (bundled with many tablets etc) but it's an excellent free sktching and painting tool and a wonderful intro to what can be achieved by digitally drawing and painting. Extraordinarily fast on a 1.5GHz 12" Powerbook with 768MB RAM. Great, simple UI. Highly recommended. Only cavaet ... ability to support at least 150dpi (passable print resolution).
(0)
Anonymous
17 July 2005
Version: 1.1.2
I have a poblem when I draw with my Wacom tablet. If I draw, sometimes my stroke gets drawn, but sometimes subsequent strokes don't get picked up by the app and I only get a dot where I started to draw the stroke. It happens when I draw fast, but also when I go really slow. Say if I do ten subsequent strokes, the first two get drawn, then I get two dots, one stroke, three dots, and finally two strokes. Something prevents the strokes from being drawn. I don't know if it's my tablet driver or my processor, or my system, or just the app. I have a 1 Ghz G4 running on 10.4.2 with a Wacom Graphire 2 with Tablet driver 4.7.9-2. I have no problems in other apps, like SketchBook Pro.
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Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 1.1.2
What's new in 1.1.2 over 1.1, other than "Help->Help" says that "Manual.htm" is missing from the resources folder?
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5
netkat
15 July 2005
Version: 1.1.2
Tho I'd like to see higher resolution possible, I'd hardly characterize this application as a toy. Artrage is lean and mean, but offers a rich, mature and relevant tool set for sketching and illustration. I can see it highly useful for storyboarding and concept illustration, as well as other serious times of illustration. I'd venture a guess that if enough folks donate money, the author might spend more chair time to add more pro features, but for me, this app is on par with Painter, without the bamboozling interface. This isn't photoshop, and isn't trying to BE photoshop. It's an illustration tool, and rightly puts the focus on artistry rather than computational whiz-bang.
(0)
Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 1.1.2
Nice toy program. Has lots of potential. Would like to see some Photoshop integration, as well as 300 dpi image potential so the pros can use it. Right now, its good for showing "look what I can do" for beginners (web designers), but I'd like to see where this program can go...
(0)
Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 1.1.2
Very nice program for those just venturing into the digital art workspace. Truly a wonderful appetizer for those who want to experiment in the world of digital painting. However, for those with more professional interests and deeper pockets than "free" , Corel Painter 9 is the obvious next step. The features of this program are limited, due to its nature of wanting to introduce new users to digital natural media replication, and the program is to be commended for its attempts, but I cannot stand the comments posted by others that "its a new thing". It's not. Its a refresh of cheap Photoshop brushes. If you want features like watercolor that drips on your command with the wind direction you desire, try Painter...as those features have been in there for at least 5 or six years now. Or if you like working with a Wacom tablet and want to apply airbrush pressure on an angle based on the tilt of your hand...old news for Painter users... This is not a slag on the programmer(s), because if it creates more interest in natural media artistry then I applaud it. I sincerly hope that they can create some competition for the engineers of Painter (for those not in the know, Painter is to natural media what Photoshop is to image editing~ they can go toe-to-toe at what they each do). I give it 5 stars for allowing people to play with a new medium, I give it 1 star for its potential to please the people that make a living off emulating natural media.
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5
Anonymous
14 July 2005
Version: 1.1.2
Amazing there is no other word! its even better than skechtbook pro2(at 179$!!) and its free!! ah yes there is another word : for your good work.
(0)
5
Anonymous
14 July 2005
Version: 1.1.2
Amazing software... I can't believe it's free!
(0)
5
Alex C
14 July 2005
Version: 1.1.2
Exquisite. Never seen anything this good. It is just like the real thing.
(0)
5
Anonymous
12 July 2005
Version: 1.1
I could almost smell the paint as I was using this! It's very realistic. I'd give it six stars if I could!
(0)
Anonymous
17 June 2005
Version: 1.1
My bad, dragging can be done with control key. :-) I previously stated that there wasn't such a key. I'm just so excited.
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
17 June 2005
Version: 1.1
Wicked! Need more apps like this one on the Mac. Where are all the cool creative apps? This is one of them! This is like a mini Painter, but with an interface that is more pleasing and certainly less crowded. I would like to see the option of using the system-wide Apple colors palette. I like to choose a certain color palette, and because it's build inside Mac OS X, it wouldn't be too hard to implement. Would be a nice Mac OS X extra. :-) I would also like to the option of dragging the canvas by hitting the spacebar. The button is fine if you have a tablet PC, but with pen tablet and keyboard, a spacebar (or any customizable key) would be great. Keep up the good work, and please, make sure to let the Mac community know about this app. Now if only Apple would introduce a tablet Mac...
(0)
Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 1.1
Hi guys. We're glad you're enjoying using ArtRage. Regarding the use of an installer: We tried several options, including just having a compressed disk image file, but decided the option least likely to cause inexperienced people confusion would be to use the installer. However we're always open to suggestions on ways to improve the installation and application. Thanks for your comments! Andy Bearsley Technical Director Ambient Design Ltd.
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Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 1.1
well i think that "tougher then anonymous is a loser because i tried this app and i really liked it, i hate haveing to open up photoshop to edit photos
(0)
5
Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 1.1
"Anonymous" - yet another mean-spirited loser with no friends and no life. too bad Keep up the great work Ambient Design!
(0)
Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 1.1
yet another needless installer .pkg from a clueless developer. too bad, it looked interesting.
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5
Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 1.1
YES! Unfreaking Believable! I have been waiting FOREVER for this app. And it is FREAKIN' free! There is a god and he is on my side! YES! You Ambient Dudes Rock! This bad larry puppy is the kicker! Later.
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
05 June 2005
Version: 1.1
that's great! would be very usefull some keyboard shortcut to click&drag to twist the canvas, as you normally do with the paper when you draw. Thanks for this app! sagP
(0)
4.25
Anonymous
05 June 2005
Version: 1.1
This is a terrific program. Fun and free ... would be great for schools. The interface is simple and effective and gets out of your way. Really nice for sketching. Thanks for finally bringing out a Mac port! Having problems on 10.2.8 though. Program doesn't launch consistently. Maybe 3/10 brushstrokes not recognized when it does. Have experimented with pressure settings. Will e-mail developer. Hope they can fix in a future update. Great stuff otherwise.
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
05 June 2005
Version: 1.1
thanks,love this app.
(0)
$79.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

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