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ArtRage is a realistic painting program created by Ambient Design, available for Windows, Mac OSX, Android and iOS. We're proud of the fact that we have one of the easiest to use painting programs and the most realistic oil paints on the market. Learn more at

Check out some of the best ArtRage art on DeviantART, and browse our collection of tutorials and resources!

If you need help with ArtRage, please contact us via our support page, we'll be happy to help.

Gallery Folders

Fade by RaidesArt
Owl by Drawnentity
bunny, digital painting by LeontinevanVliet
Symmetry of Leaves Colouring Page by Flynn-the-cat
January ArtRageFree Contest
Get Your Medicine Here by behind13
ArtRage Tutorials
Watercolor Presets by ArtRageTeam
Palette Knife Preset Blending Effects in ArtRage by ArtRageTeam
Blending with Brushes in ArtRage by ArtRageTeam
Charcoal ArtRage Tutorial by ArtRageTeam
Custom Resources
Bob Ross Colors for ArtRage by ArtRageTeam
Copic Colors for ArtRage by ArtRageTeam
Artrage Brushes/Stickers, Stencils, and More by rcknrolfender79
ArtRage Shared Presets Preview Template by ArtRageTeam

Recent Journal Entries


Spider-Man chibi version by gjordanra
Portrait Jessica - Faestock by sedas
Sofia (OC) by gjordanra
Water Rose by gjordanra
Abstract and Surreal
Ocean Dreams by vanndra
Tree of Life by allison731
purple haze by rocheleheart10
Abstract and Colorful by allison731
Landscapes and Scenery
The feeding rack in the forest in the morning ligh by MuskaBecky
The mountain river by MuskaBecky
Old village in winter by MuskaBecky
Waterfall by MarianthiZ
Still Lifes and Flowers
Pumpkins To A Point-Color Palette Challenge Day 13 by digit-Ds
Bacon and Eggs Abstract Wildflower Painting by LorraineKelly
Lovely Tiny Things by allison731
Mangoes-not quite ripe! by vanndra
Ella Fitzgerald Pop Art Painting by LorraineKelly

Mature Content

Eros by dannykohn
Girl by Nowhereman78
Brian Molko by Octoberrine
Animals and Nature
Helping with the Washing by LorraineKelly
Owl by Drawnentity
Wedgetailed Eagle Australian Bird by LorraineKelly
bunny, digital painting by LeontinevanVliet
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Cyberpunk Artrage Doodle by Aerozopher
Dawn by LeffiesArt
Lady Rose |Speedpaint|Art Trade| by LeffiesArt
Fade by RaidesArt
Mixed Media and Photomanipulation
Sigh by LeffiesArt
Teddy Bear in Love by allison731
Spring Spirit by allison731
Rose for Jenny by allison731
Comics, Posters and Graphic Design
Euridice Wip by Kanoloman
Wolf ArtRage Studio Style by Alpha-Lonewolf
Oil on the House - Looks Familiar by Feenixfire90
Prismatic Star: 001-018 by StarrenPiece
Screenshots and Misc
WIP face screenshot by bodnardio
cake finn fiona jake by altanimator
Elizabeth Weir - Stargate Atlantis WIP by MidknightStarr
To the Kigdom workspace by AnDary
Non-ArtRage Tutorials and Resources

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Bertrood Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Hi. To the best of my knowledge you could turn the opacity slider to 0% in the Canvas Settings box or you can use the 'cel' setting for the canvas: (canvas settings > special > cel). You can then export a file that supports transparency/alpha such as PSD or PNG. Hope that helps.
TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A question: Does ArtRage 4 has something like stabilizer to make smooth lines? I have a problem it's very hard to get smooth lines in it and it's really time taking to just change the settings all the time.
aevrynn Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sit jos laittaa lyikkärin "precise" moodiin ni siinäki on smoothing.
TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aa kiva tietää. ^^ En oo pahasti käyttäny lyijärii, lähinnä sitä vaan värikynänä. Tuppaan tekemään noi hahmottelutkin aina tussilla. ^^;
Bertrood Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
The Ink Pen tool has a smoothing slider option in its setting window which can help smooth lines to varying degrees depending on its setting. Other than that, none of the other tools have such an option :(
TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. That's pity. :/ Maybe ArtRage could someday have an update to which would fix that thing or something...Pray
Thank you for telling anyway. :)
aevrynn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, what happened to the monthly contest? Can't find the journals anywhere, at least. Are you going to continue them at some point?

And the actual reason I came here is that I noticed there are files named filename_GenA.ptgback, can I delete them or are they somehow important?
Bertrood Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
The file you referred to is a backup file. If the 'Store Backup Files' option is turned in your ArtRage settings/preferences, a backup file will be saved when you save your document again. When it saves, the previous save becomes the backup and a new save is created. If you have the number of back up set to a higher value than 1 it will save that many incremental back ups as you start to save the file more often. Hope that makes sense :)
aevrynn Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay. I just hadn't noticed any earlier so was confused. :P Thanks for the info. Is this group completely dead?
digit-Ds Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016

:baffled: A quick question: Is it possible to achieve the blend mode Darken with the Sticker Spray tool playing with the Spray Variation settings like hue, luminosity, saturation or any other available within the tool?

I wanted to bring some of the Real Blending mode abilities to the Sticker Spray tool and, the Darken mode works quite well for most cases for blending the colors and, avoiding that gray when you’re trying to blend two opposite colors of the color wheel.

I was playing with the Spray Variation settings with not much success and, before I give up for good, I thought I would better ask the ‘source’. So, is it possible to achieve blending modes with the setting and, if yes, what would be the settings for the Darken mode or some of the most common blending modes like Multiply, Overlay etc. A tutorial with these settings would be much appreciated.

:netlove v.3 I’m enjoying using Artrage and, I believe the Real Blending mode is one of the strongest features of Artrage. I thank you in advance and, thank you the lovely program.

starduskmoon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
You may get a faster reply at the official forums or even by emailing them at I actually haven't used the blending layer modes yet otherwise I would totally chip in. Are you having trouble where you don't have something as dark as you'd like? 
digit-Ds Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
Da Vinci Fella (Artists) It’s unfortunate that Artrage’s Sticker Spray tool don’t support brush blending modes. The desktop Artrage’s Color Option Real Blending mode is one of its strongest features but, alas the Sticker Spray don’t support that feature. It’s when you’re trying to blend two colors opposite on the color wheel like yellow and, it’s opposite blue with the normal brush blending mode you’ll get something like a dirt gray or one color stronger than the other but, with the Darken mode you’ll get something much closer to the natural media blend results, a green. Some other blending modes produce also good results. It’s not only of just to make it darker.

I’m not sure if it is possible to simulate blending modes with the Sticker Spray Variation settings. The more I’m playing with the setting, the more doubtful I become. But, thank you for the helpful suggestions and, for noticing my question note.

BABI40 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love very much the ArtRage studio 4 full version app for desktop..I wish you had some basic shapes and symmetrical tool for the Android app also..
Dragon-Soul117 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I aplogise, I seem to have submitted my art to the wrong folder. 
digit-Ds Featured By Owner Edited Dec 20, 2015
Blower fella (Party) Happy Wishes for the Holidays Season and, Christmas EmoteHappy New Year to all the members of Artrage group and, the people that put time and effort to run this Group. All the best!Christmas- Deerling 
aevrynn Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
EDIT 4: Just decided to scrap everything and make a clearer and shorter explanation. :)

So umm colour picker is working weird. Earlier I had problems with the "current layer only" setting but now that's working too.
The thing is, whether I have the "with lighting" setting on or off, the colour I get with the colour picker is lighter. You can see the difference way better with dark colours. My colouring might be slightly uneven, but I used the airbrush so there's no texture or anything and the difference shouldn't be that big. And on occasion it seems to be working normally even if I'm not doing anything differently. And now the "with lighting" thing isn't affecting everything. Whut. Okay. Well.
ArtRageTeam Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2015
Okay, that's odd. Can you send us an email to with your system details, and the version of ArtRage you're running? (The full version number from Help > About ArtRage).

If you can include an example PTG file that displays the problem, or a quick Script recording showing what happens, that would help a lot.
aevrynn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sent. (Also I meant sampler, not picker, but I suppose you understood anyway.)
aevrynn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm I'm always asking you stuff but you're so helpful. ^^;

So I'm colouring a line art, and when I coloured the skin it turned out real smooth, but when I coloured the sweater and skirt you can see more of a texture. ( and
The difference is quite small but it annoys me. x) Do you know why it could be? I'm not sure I have 100% same brush settings but they're quite the same and the airbrush doesn't change that much anyway. And it's not like I had problems achieving a smooth result before, either. Is it just because of the darker colours? (Then again I have quite a dark scarf and it's quite smooth too)
ArtRageTeam Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Well, that's my job! :salute:

Hmmm, I'm not quite sure, because it's hard to see (and I might need to play with the actual painting a bit). My guesses would be:

- Yes, the darker colours are just showing the texture more, because the lighting isn't standing out much on the lighter areas you've coloured.

This would probably be from the canvas itself. If you don't want any texture, set canvas opacity to 0% to see if that helps (if it does, you can play around and get the perfect canvas) or press F5 to turn off canvas lighting (this will affect the paint too). If you're after completely 'flat' paint, turning off the canvas lighting is probably what you want anyway. You can also add fill an area behind with paint to cover the canvas texture.

Or you could have some paint under it that's causing additional textures. If it WAS a build up of paint, you can change this by going to the layer menu, opening the menu for that layer and looking for 'Bump Blend Modes' (Bump = texture). Choose 'Replace' for that layer and it will override any paint texture under it.

- yeesss, but it's not the colour, it's because you need less paint to cover it because the background is dark/it's harder to cover evenly because you can't quite see, so the background is showing through and creating a texture effect. Try hiding the layer behind to see if that shows up any gaps or changes the appearance. You could add a layer behind to fill in the gaps. 

- Or it could just be the way you've laid down the different shades. I think I can see a streaky sort of effect, but that would be caused by paint colour, rather than texture. You'd just have to keep painting in this case.

If you really, really can't figure it out, you can always send a sample painting to and we'll have a poke around and tell you exactly what's happening.
aevrynn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I've only used the airbrush and I always use the cel canvas, but I'll see. :P
ArtRageTeam Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Actually, try swirling the paint around quickly with the soft palette knife mode (the V shape one). That will tell you straight away whether it's paint or texture!
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Puillustrated Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature ArtRage! Lets have people be more aware of this fantastic and slim Paint App that is straight to the point- use it to paint! ^^
LeffiesArt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student
Hi! :wave:

I have a quick question considering the monthly challenges: can my entry to used for another contest as well? The piece I'm planning to draw would fit another contest that I'm planning on entering too.
ArtRageTeam Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Certainly! We don't mind if you enter it into multiple contests at all!
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