The most advanced simulation of real paint on iOS! Get creative on a digital canvas with smearing, blending oils, delicate watercolor, and much more! Ever wanted to try painting your masterpiece but were put off by the mess and expense? Now you can!

ArtRage isn't just about color: It knows how much paint you've used so you can smear it around to spread it over the canvas. It knows how wet your paint is so you can blend it with other paints. It even knows about the roughness of your paper so your pencils can be used for soft shading.

It's not just a special effect either - ArtRage is a live simulation of the properties of real artistic media that lets you can get creative with colors and textures using tools you already know how to use!

ArtRage takes full advantage of the features of your device like larger canvases on iPad Pro, Apple Pencil support for pressure & tilt, and 3D touch on your iPhone.

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Real world painting tools: Oils, Watercolors, Paint Rollers, Pencils, Crayons and more. Each tool has a range of familiar properties such as how much thinner is applied to the paint, or how soft a pencil tip is. Tools apply texture as well as color, and blend under the brush.

Add Layers to your painting and work on individual elements without damaging others. ArtRage supports a wide range of Layer Blend Modes, and layer contents can be scaled moved and rotated independently.

Import images, converting them to oil for smearing or as Reference Images pinned to the canvas as a visual guide. Load photos as Tracing Images which are overlaid on the canvas, and have ArtRage select colors automatically as you paint.

The interface has been designed to maximize your creative space without hiding away critical functions such as tool and color selection. As you paint, it gets out of the way so that you don’t have to stop and manually adjust panels.

Record your paintings! The ArtRage Script system lets you record strokes while you paint for playback in desktop versions of the product at higher resolution.

Import and Export using external services such as Dropbox, and iCloud Drive. Share your images on Facebook, Twitter, and any other sharing app on your device.


• Oil Brush, Watercolor, Airbrush, Palette Knife, Paint Roller, Paint Tube, Inking Pen, Pencil, Marker Pen, Chalk, Crayon, Glitter Tube, Gloop Pen, Eraser, Flood Fill.

• Paint simulation monitors the physical properties of your paints to allow natural blending, smearing, and other real world behavior.

• Preset support to save your favorite settings for later use.

• Supports the Apple Pencil's Pressure and Tilt properties, and 3D Touch where available to add realism to the simulated paint strokes.


• Unlimited layers with Photoshop standard blend modes, visibility and opacity controls. Scale, rotate, and position layer contents independently.


• Record your paintings as Scripts then play them back in a desktop version of ArtRage.

• Unlimited Undo / Redo. Load photos as References or Tracing images. Store color samples for later use.


• Create paintings up to 2048 x 2048 or 4096 x 4096 on iPad Pro.

• Control the texture and color of the canvas to create different effects. Canvas presets can be stored to save your favorite settings for later.

• Export PTG, JPG or PNG to services such as Email, iOS11 Files, Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox, and more. Share images on Facebook or Twitter. Import photos to a new file or a layer, with camera support.


• Easy access pods provide functionality without getting in the way. Elements vanish as you paint so you can paint underneath. Multi-Touch shortcuts for canvas manipulation, Undo/Redo, and Brush Size.

• Adapts to suit iPhone layouts.

Stylus & Input Support:

• Apple Pencil Pressure & Tilt.
• Supports 3D Touch.
• Includes support for Wacom, Adonit, Adobe, and Pogo styluses.

What's New

Version 2.3.3

This update fixes problems with restoring gallery backups, issues that could arise when working with an empty gallery, problems with the gallery Options menu when displaying in page mode, and some issues with ink pen tapering and pressure support.

As always, if you find a problem please let us know via our support link or forums, we're always happy to help!

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Good app that neads some improvements to be great.

ipad painter

Great app for a real paint feeling and look. However there is a slight lag that is very frustrating and it is just generally a slow responding app. If that was fixed I would give it a five star rating. If only we could have the resposiveness and option for large scale output of brushes combined with the tesxtures and amazing blending tools of Artrage. That would be the perfect app.

I should mention again how amazing the blending tools are in this app. Love it.

No longer intuitive 😢😖😵😡


What have you done? I am so disappointed and frustrated by the so called "improvements" to this previously wonderful app. Having been an avid user for over 10 years, I now find this app completely useless for the iPad. As an artist and Art Therapist I have valued the original intuitive design features, which permit users to intuitively create without involving conscious cognition. Simple processes are now so convoluted or non-functional. It os no longer user-friendly or practical. I wish I could reinstate my previous versions...Please restore the intuitive features of this once beautiful program ASAP



I use it for tracing since I can't draw too well and this app is the best. But on the latest update it keeps crashing. And that I think is so annoying, because I was finished tracing and it crashed. Massive set back. Anyway, other than that, I love the colour scheme using saturation & luminosity. Really cool! If you don't have it you must buy it right now!! (Also when I flip to go landscape it goes dodgy)


Ambient Design Ltd.
64.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2017 Ambient Design Ltd.


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