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Ambient Design Releases 64-Bit ArtRage Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

14 August 2014

Ambient Design has updated ArtRage, its $50 realistic art software [MW], with 64-bit support to handle larger canvases at faster speeds, customizable canvas grid overlays and tilt input support from your stylus.

The free update for registered users of v4 also improves a number of other features, including font picking and support for multi-touch gestures on OS X.

"I can definitely say that I've felt the benefit of improved speed and have found the ability to drag items around in the toolbox to reorganize at will very useful," illustrator Nick Harris said. "I've found it particularly handy for tinkering with sets of color samples, when you need to add a new color and want it to fit in."

For more information, including system specifications, see the news release below.

Ambient Design Launches ArtRage 4.5 With 64-Bit Support For Faster Painting, Larger Canvases, And More Complex Projects

Free Upgrade for All Registered Users of ArtRage 4 -- Realistic and Easy to Use Painting Application

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ambient Design, the award-winning creator of realistic art software for Mac, Windows, iPad and iPhone, announces the launch of ArtRage 4.5, a major upgrade to their popular painting software for Mac and Windows. This update is free for all registered users of ArtRage 4, available for immediate download from the ArtRage Members Area at:, with upgrade discounts for owners of previous versions of ArtRage. Full information can be found at:

ArtRage 4.5 features a 64-bit engine for Mac OS X and Windows, which provides speed improvements and enables working on larger canvases and more complex projects. ArtRage 4.5 also includes canvas grid overlays, stylus tilt support for the pencil tool, a new font picker, multi-touch gesture support for Mac OS X and more (see the list below).

New Features

New in ArtRage 4.5:

  • 64-Bit Support: ArtRage 4.5 now supports 64-bit processors on Windows and OS X, which means you can work on significantly larger file sizes and canvases and at much faster speeds. 32-bit processors are also supported from the same installer.
  • Canvas Grid Overlay: highly customizable grid overlays are available on the Canvas and Reference Images to help you map out your paintings and designs in pixels or proportions. Users can choose between a non-interactive guide or have lines "Snap To Grid."
  • Live Pencil Tilt: the Pencil Tool now supports Tilt input from your stylus to adjust the angle of the pencil when sketching on devices with tilt support, such as the Wacom Cintiq or Intuos Pro.

Other Tweaks and Improvements:

  • Improved Font Picking.
  • OS X multi-touch gestures for MacBook touchpads and tablets with touch support, such as the Wacom Cintiq.
  • Faster Undo, Redo and Transform operations.
  • Manual sorting of Toolbox objects and Color Samples.
  • Ability to move and duplicate resources between categories.

System Specifications:

  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista, 7 and 8.
  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit versions of Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
  • Previous 4.0 version available for download for WinXP users.
  • Supports touch and screen tablet devices, such as Microsoft Surface Pro.
  • Interface runs in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian (manual in English).
  • Price: $49.90.

Compatible with Industry Standards

ArtRage is the easiest way to create works of art that look and feel like their real world counterparts, avoiding the traditional computer generated look with a paint simulation that captures the nuances of real expressive media. Anybody who spent a few hours in Adobe Photoshop or Autodesk Sketchbook should quickly pick up familiar functions in ArtRage like layers, opacity, blend modes, plug-ins, selections, stencils, rulers, transforms, grid tools and scripting. More important, anybody who has picked up a real paintbrush or pencil will feel at home with the artistic tools provided. Free trial version can be tried out at

Availability, Price

Available immediately for Mac OSX 10.6 and later and Windows Vista or later, ArtRage 4.5 supports standard desktop computers, tablets, interactive white boards and touch screens. ArtRage 4.5 is priced at $49.90 from: (free for registered ArtRage 4 owners at:

Owners of previous editions of ArtRage (ArtRage 2, ArtRage 3 Studio or ArtRage 3 Studio Pro) can receive a 50 percent discount on the price of ArtRage 4.5 by registering and upgrading at

In addition, 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 (previously @ArtRage_Radar).

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