Auckland, New Zealand - Ambient Design announced ArtRage Studio and ArtRage Studio Pro, new products in the ArtRage family offering all the tools found in the entry-level of ArtRage 2.5 plus dozens of added features for advanced users.
ArtRage Studio Pro was created for artists who require a professional tool set, while ArtRage Studio was designed for artists who don’t need high-end features. Both products include an intuitive, scalable, and customizable interface, customizable keyboard shortcuts, an auto-smoothing Inking Pen, watercolors, Flood Fill, Selections, and the bitmap "Sticker Spray" brush. The solutions are targeted at hobbyist and professional artists, animators, illustrators, scrapbookers, and manga and comic creators.
ArtRage Studio Pro's advanced features include: real color blending, sophisticated color adjustment options, PhotoShop filter support, a customizable Sticker Spray brush, and an inking pen with opacity, blending, and anti-alias control. 3D programs can also make use of ArtRage Studio Pro's exported channel maps to recreate the color, volume, gloss, and reflectivity of paintings in their native renderers. ArtRage Studio and ArtRage Studio Pro support Windows 7 touch-screen capabilities. ArtRage provides Photoshop compatible transparent layers that can be used for advanced compositions and allows photos and images to be easily recreated as paintings.
ArtRage Studio can be purchased for $40 (USD) and ArtRage Studio Pro for $80 from the ArtRage Web site. ArtRage 2.5 Full Edition is available for $20 and will be upgraded in the future. Some users of ArtRage 2.x are eligible for "Switch To Studio" discounts when purchasing one of the new products.