With ArtRage you can paint with oils and watercolors, sketch with pencils, spray stickers over your canvas, and much more. Stencils and rulers let you create precise shapes or smooth curves freehand. Tracing and Reference images let you load photos to recreate either by eye or by letting ArtRage select colors for you as you paint. For professional users, ArtRage offers Layers and Layer Groups, Layer Blend Modes compatible with the PSD file format, plugin Filter suport and more.
Best of all, ArtRage doesn't force you to learn complex tool settings, it lets you get right down to painting with tools you already know how to use.
If it's time to take your sketchbook digital, check out this freehand-drawing app. ArtRage doesn't use preset shapes; instead, you can adjust the opacity, the width, and the color of each drawing tool. BMP, JPEG, or PNG files can be imported as ghosted images, allowing you to trace shapes and fill them in.
You can hide all the palettes with a right click to get more drawing area, then unhide them to switch brushes or colors. We didn't have a drawing tablet, but the speed of our mouse strokes seemed to affect how thickly the tool applied the medium. ArtRage allows you to send your masterpieces via e-mail or export them to the same BMP, JPEG, or PNG formats.
The interface isn't perfect, as the lack of tool tips made selecting a tool more a matter of guesswork than a choice. But despite this minor flaw, ArtRage provides an enjoyable drawing experience.