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ArtRage 5 Reviews

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ArtRage 5

Some quotes from users of ArtRage 5, a digital art program for both Windows and Mac OSX. Interested in our other editions? Check out the links at the end!

‘Easy to use but capable of producing stunning results, ArtRage 5 is a must-have digital art package at a bargain price.’ 5 Stars

ArtRage 5 review by
Dated: Sep 2017 - Rated: 5 / 5 stars

‘Painting app upgrade fueled by an enhanced blend of interface, brushes, and artistic tools.’ 4 Stars

ArtRage 5 review by
Dated: May 2017 - Rated: 4 / 5 stars

ArtRage 5 is straightforward to use from the outset, with a gentle learning curve. It helps you to produce fantastic, realistic-looking results, gives you a lot of customisation if you need it, and is a bargain buy to boot.”
ImagineFX, issue 147
“ArtRage remains the leading traditional art painting program.”
ImagineFX, issue 148
“A great strength of Artrage is the simulation of three dimensional depth. This is particularly striking in the way its oil painting works, which is an absolute delight […] You can start simply with the tools you see the first time you open up the program, but then you can get into as much depth as you like tweaking and customizing your tools as you go along.”

Adobe Alternatives: Digital Painting Applications
Kess Bracey
“ArtRage 5 is a great little program where you forget you’re in an app and just enjoy painting/drawing. It’s a great (and more affordable) alternative to the natural media look of Corel Painter without Corel’s cumbersome, over-complicated layout. Artrage 5 got one step closer to the control of Photoshop as tool for illustrators.”

Illustrated Word: Personal project using ArtRage 5
Tim Shirey
“… to be able to offer such a refined and feature rich package as this at the price they do is nothing less than exceptional. If you want a rock solid digital painting program that feels like you are painting with the real thing and you want all that at a bargain price, then look no further than ArtRage 5.”

The Number One Reason You Should Try ArtRage 5
Brendan Blanchard

ArtRage Lite

“ArtRage Lite is a competent and polished application if you’re just getting started with digital painting. You’re free from confusing toolboxes and endless docks in ArtRage Lite and the learning curve is pretty easy to get over, particularly if you’re already accustomed to using a digitiser pen or already have a traditional media background.”

Unsolicited But Offered
Brian Bartolome
” Even though this is a “lite” product, I found it had the power to stand on its own without making a software upgrade feel necessary for everyday art creation.”

NCCE’S Tech Savvy Teacher Blog
Mike Agostinelli

Video Reviews

Watch ArtRage 5 reviews and tutorial videos from real artists on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMExuH-yfb0
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ArtRage 4 Reviews

Check out some previous reviews for ArtRage 4 – Windows and MacOS edition:

‘Beginner and advanced artists will appreciate the straightforward user interface and the unobtrusive tool and color palettes.’ 4 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: Nov 2014 - Rated: 4 / 5 stars

‘If you’re the creative type and like to draw using the computer, ArtRage 4 is an exceptional tool. The level of control you find is unmatched by many other programs and is easy to implement.’ 4.5 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: Oct 2014 - Rated: 4.5 / 5 stars

‘ArtRage presents an impressive range of practical tools, functions, and options that make for a rich, hassle-free creative environment.’ 4.5 Stars

ArtRage 4.5 review by
Dated: Oct 2014 - Rated: 4.5 / 5 stars

‘Don’t think for a moment, though, that its relatively low price tag or its simple interface make it a candidate for only the amateur artist – this application has plenty of tricks up its sleeve for the more advanced as well.’ 4.5 Stars

ArtRage 4.5 review by
Dated: Oct 2014 - Rated: 4.5 / 5 stars

‘ArtRage gives the user, whether a budding amateur or more seasoned artist, a workable environment in which to develop their creativity…’ 4 Stars

ArtRage 4.5 review by
Dated: Oct 2014 - Rated: 4 / 5 stars

‘ArtRage [is] a useful, professional level tool that’s made for beginners and pros (what’s the difference between oil paints and brushes for neophytes vs. the experienced painter?).’ 4 Stars

ArtRage review by
Dated: Oct 2014 - Rated: 4 / 5 stars

‘If you are an artist, or interested in the arts, ArtRage 4 is a program designed for you.’ 4.5 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: June 2014 - Rated: 4.5 / 5 stars

‘Overall, It’s an impressive app for business travelers who are either looking for an innovative way to conduct business presentations or to others who simply want to get their creative juices flowing.’ 4 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: August 2013 - Rated: 4 / 5 stars

‘Easy to recommend ArtRage, the latest improvements make it more flexible and powerful.’ 4.5 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: May 2013 - Rated: 4.5 / 5 stars

‘An entertaining app for anyone with a hankering for natural media but not the mess it leaves behind.’ 4.5 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: May 2013 - Rated: 4.5 / 5 stars

‘ArtRage is designed for artists and non-artists who like to draw and paint. If you are skilled in a particular discipline, you will find that ArtRage is easy and fun right from the outset. If you consider yourself a doodler, this app just might improve your drawing abilities and you’ll find yourself having hours of fun.’ 4.5 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: May 2013 - Rated: 4.5 / 5 stars

‘It’s quite impressive that such a powerful tool runs so well and on that aspect alone it can be recommended for more modest artists that want to try something new, without having to sacrifice performance for it. ’ 4 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: March 2013 - Rated: 4 / 5 stars

‘Coming in at under $50, this painting package is very reasonably priced and has an easy to use interface that isn’t nearly as intimidating as a lot of drawing programs have a reputation for.’ 4 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: March 2013 - Rated: 4 / 5 stars

‘ArtRage is without a shadow of a doubt the best sketching app on Android and iOS and everyone, from the professional doodler to the graphic designer will find that this app suits their designing needs. ’ 4.5 Stars

ArtRage 4 review by
Dated: Dec 2015 - Rated: 4.5 / 5 stars

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Check out the video review of ArtRage for iPad at TheBitBag.com.
Video Review on TheBitbag - Feb 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY9DRm-GbvI

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Historical Reviews (Previous Desktop Editions)

If you would like to browse further reviews of our software before purchasing, you can find independent customer reviews at:

If you have concerns about any points raised in external reviews, we will be very happy to answer questions via support@artrage.com. We aren’t always able to answer reviews (e.g. on iTunes), or have character limits on sites such as the Play Store, but we can usually solve most of the problems mentioned!

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Need to ask us something?

At Ambient Design, we take supporting our users seriously and try and answer questions on our forums, social media, and through our support form as quickly and helpfully as possible.

If you have a question about ArtRage, please contact us in the forums or directly through our support form.

“Everyone claims top support, with Artrage it is brilliant”
Pat McDonald, Twitter

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More Information

Discover ArtRage 5

Discover ArtRage 5

ArtRage is a powerful, intuitive painting package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your Computer, iPad and iPhone.

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Try the Demo

Want to play with the tools before purchasing or make sure it runs on your computer? Try the free ArtRage 5 demo, or download the free Android app!

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See It In Action…

Take a look at a gallery of interface and feature screenshots, along with samples of work produced by users of ArtRage.