By Ambient Design Ltd.

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2010-09-27
  • Current Version: 2.4.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 61.78 MB
  • Developer: Ambient Design Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 1,112 Ratings


The most advanced simulation of real paint on iOS! Get creative on a digital canvas with smearing, blending oils, delicate watercolor, and much more! Ever wanted to try painting your masterpiece but were put off by the mess and expense? Now you can! ArtRage isn't just about color: It knows how much paint you've used so you can smear it around to spread it over the canvas. It knows how wet your paint is so you can blend it with other paints. It even knows about the roughness of your paper so your pencils can be used for soft shading. It's not just a special effect either - ArtRage is a live simulation of the properties of real artistic media that lets you can get creative with colors and textures using tools you already know how to use! ArtRage takes full advantage of the features of your device like larger canvases on iPad Pro, Apple Pencil support for pressure & tilt, and 3D touch on your iPhone. Join the ArtRage community: Forums: Facebook: Features: Real world painting tools: Oils, Watercolors, Paint Rollers, Pencils, Crayons and more. Each tool has a range of familiar properties such as how much thinner is applied to the paint, or how soft a pencil tip is. Tools apply texture as well as color, and blend under the brush. Add Layers to your painting and work on individual elements without damaging others. ArtRage supports a wide range of Layer Blend Modes, and layer contents can be scaled moved and rotated independently. Import images, converting them to oil for smearing or as Reference Images pinned to the canvas as a visual guide. Load photos as Tracing Images which are overlaid on the canvas, and have ArtRage select colors automatically as you paint. The interface has been designed to maximize your creative space without hiding away critical functions such as tool and color selection. As you paint, it gets out of the way so that you don’t have to stop and manually adjust panels. Record your paintings! The ArtRage Script system lets you record strokes while you paint for playback in desktop versions of the product at higher resolution. Import and Export using external services such as Dropbox, and iCloud Drive. Share your images on Facebook, Twitter, and any other sharing app on your device. Tools: • Oil Brush, Watercolor, Airbrush, Palette Knife, Paint Roller, Paint Tube, Inking Pen, Pencil, Marker Pen, Chalk, Crayon, Glitter Tube, Gloop Pen, Eraser, Flood Fill. • Paint simulation monitors the physical properties of your paints to allow natural blending, smearing, and other real world behavior. • Preset support to save your favorite settings for later use. • Supports the Apple Pencil's Pressure and Tilt properties, and 3D Touch where available to add realism to the simulated paint strokes. Layers: • Unlimited layers with Photoshop standard blend modes, visibility and opacity controls. Scale, rotate, and position layer contents independently. Utilities: • Record your paintings as Scripts then play them back in a desktop version of ArtRage. • Unlimited Undo / Redo. Load photos as References or Tracing images. Store color samples for later use. Files: • Create paintings up to 2048 x 2048 or 4096 x 4096 on iPad Pro. • Control the texture and color of the canvas to create different effects. Canvas presets can be stored to save your favorite settings for later. • Export PTG, JPG or PNG to services such as Email, iOS11 Files, Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox, and more. Share images on Facebook or Twitter. Import photos to a new file or a layer, with camera support. Interface: • Easy access pods provide functionality without getting in the way. Elements vanish as you paint so you can paint underneath. Multi-Touch shortcuts for canvas manipulation, Undo/Redo, and Brush Size. • Adapts to suit iPhone layouts. Stylus & Input Support: • Apple Pencil Pressure & Tilt. • Supports 3D Touch. • Includes support for Wacom, Adonit, Adobe, and Pogo styluses.



  • Screw this app.

    By Canutcontrol
    I’ve been using this app since 2012. It has a lot of great functionality, but it has been buggy since day one. I can’t count the number of times it has randomly crashed and I lost hours of work. I wouldn’t mind the constant crashes if it would save your work every 5-10 minutes automatically. Other than the crashes it functions as advertised. But you’d think they could solve this after 6 years of owning this app on 3 different iPads.
  • Good painting app

    By joey2871
    My only complaint is the yellow and blue don’t make green and instead make a grayish-purplish color.
  • Crashing Problems

    By Victoriahala
    I’ve been using this app for a little while now and it works pretty well but recently I’ve had crashing problems, and have lost some work because of it. I’d really like to continue using this app because I’m use to it but it’s not great that I keep loosing some of my work.
  • Worth the money

    By raptor4life
    I found out about this app a few hours ago, and it’s so addicting! I love to draw, and this app is another great way to draw or paint! I suggest this app to any who love to draw!
  • Great program!

    By Swan The Dreamer
    I love using it and have never had it crash actually, I draw my cartoony characters and love adding textures and blending. Easy to use and really just an amazing app!
  • 4.7 easily but...

    By Artisan Slimm
    This app is phenomenal. The only thing that should be added is a selection option to the pencil only. Repositioning a stroke of paint or two that you don’t necessarily want to erase or paint over would indeed compromise what this app embodies as a digital version of traditional painting. Although I’ve only been using it for just a few month, I feel that it is revolutionary in that of its predecessors and will always be used in my arsenal of mediums. Well done Ambient Design Ltd.!!!

    By Ohm62
    All important functions such as export and rotate are broken! Please fix!
  • Pixelated

    By airguitarbandit
    Seriously looks gross on a regular iPad.
  • Zooming MUST Be Fixed!!

    By VeroKiana
    I love this app. It helps me stay calm and at peace day to day. The only thing I have an issue with is the zooming. At times it is not responsive and when I want to zoom into my drawing, it will leave giant blotches of ink or paint on my art that I then have to remove. Every. Time. Please, fix this issue so the app can run smoothly across the board.
  • Needs some work.

    By GadgetMojo
    Cons: * There’re no opacity and thickness sliders on the screen - you have to go into menu. Thickness is visible in left corner but also 2 clicks away. It’s much better to change it via menu because if you don’t do it properly on the corner selection it pops up a numeric box where you type the thickness with the keyboard. Seriously, a keyboard? There’s a “Metal” slider on the right working smoothly and always visible. Is it more useful than thickness and opacity? (rhetorical question) * In fact there’s no opacity at all! So when you mix colors you can’t mix-in more of the color you’re adding. This makes the app essentially useless to me because it’s much less controlled with regards to the color you’ll get. * Also, the brush maximum thickness is not so thick. * Though the app looks like a desktop program, the brushes engine is less powerful than on the desktop. Oil paint texture is less pronounced than on desktop. You’re getting a different app that just happens to share the same name as the awesome ArtRage desktop version. Pros: * One really. I like the way paints interact when mixing. They’re not realistic as the desktop ArtRage (so you won’t get yellow + blue = green) And you can’t control how much paint you put in using a brush (no opacity) making color somewhat a random thing. But even with that said it still delivers interesting mixing feel that’s not available in Procreate (which is vastly superior in just about every other way) In all the apps I’ve tried they seem to aim to do the same thing, and Procreate does that thing the best. But ArtRage is different in a way it does the paint mixing differently, giving it more “paint” characteristic than it’s more “digital” counterparts. If the app is completely redesigned keeping in tune with Touch rather than Desktop UI practices. If opacity is added to the app, and also made available as sliders along with thickness. Then the app would be an instant 5-star, even if the desktop brush engine was more powerful.