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Software Review: ArtRage

One of the most versatile tools out there, ArtRage was created with the traditional painter in mind. Instead of boring rectangular panels, your tools are laid out just as you would lay out your palette in real-life. The most recent version does include an option for a more classic workspace in case you prefer that instead. I stumbled upon ArtRage way back in 2008 and was hooked from the first stroke! If you love painting in Oils, this is definitely the tool you should try. You can lay out thick gloops of paint, play around with different palette knives, all without getting a spot of paint on yourself. The Watercolor brushes blend beautifully and have a range of options to control the flow of water.  Some of the must haves in this tool are the stencils (create lovely airbrush art), tracing mode (onion skins/light box for your canvas), and the more recently added, custom brushes. ArtRage also has mobile versions for both iOS and Android. It costs around $4.99 and includes most of the

Getting Started: Making Your First Marks

If you are new to Digital Painting and want to know what you need to get started, check out this five part guide. Now on to the more fun stuff. Here's where you'll start to learn how you can use your tools and software to create your masterpieces. In this jam packed video, you will learn:

- How to use layers
- How to move elements in your paintings around
- Understanding the brush tool
- How to use the eraser
- How to quickly change the size of your brush & eraser tools
- How to pick & blend colors


Part 1: What is Digital Painting?
Part 2: Tools & Software
Part 3: Understanding your Software

Part 4: Making your First Marks



Learn more about the Digital Painting Academy

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