Introducing Artstudio Pro, the most powerful painting and photo editing app available for both iOS and macOS. The successor to our famous ArtStudio app has been redesigned bringing many new features and improvements taking full advantage of the latest technologies Metal, iCloud Drive, Apple Pencil, and optimized for 64-bit multi-core processors to achieve the smoothest possible workflow.

Hundreds of assets are included and users have the ability to import resources in the most popular formats (ABR, TPL, PAT, GRD, ASE, ACO) giving instant access to millions of brushes, patterns, gradients, color swatches and fonts. It will boost your creativity and help you bring your ideas to life quickly and easily.

New engine
The powerful GPU accelerated ArtEngine developed by Lucky Clan is 5-10 times faster than the previous engine. It allows working with multiple documents, supports large canvas sizes and an unlimited number of layers. Incredible optimization ensures smooth work even with large canvases.
• Multiple open documents
• Canvas size: 64Mpix (iPad Air 2 or newer, iPhone 6s or newer), 48Mpix (older devices)
• Unlimited layers
• 27 tools: Move, Select, Crop, Eyedropper, Paint, Wet Paint, Eraser, Bucket/Pattern/Gradient Fill, Smudge, Dodge, Burn, Sponge, Text, Heal, Clone, and more

Flexible layer system
Artstudio Pro introduces a new layer system with grouping, non-destructive layer effects, and adjustment layers.
• Groups
• Masks, clipping masks
• 13 adjustment layers: Brightness/Contrast, Levels, Curves, Exposure/Gamma, Shadows/Highlights, Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, Color Balance, Temperature/Tint, Black and White and more
• 9 layer effects: Bevel/Emboss, Stroke, Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, Outer Glow, Color/Gradient/Pattern Overlay, Drop Shadow
• 27 blending modes
• Text layers
• Transform multiple layers simultaneously

Advanced Brush engine
Perfectly optimized, lag free mechanism generating smooth, real looking strokes, making the most of Apple Pencil.
• Brush size up to 4000x4000
• 64-bit painting with pattern, double stamp, wet brush, dynamics
• Brush editor with 80 customizable settings
• Over 100 built-in brushes divided into a few groups: Painting, Sketching, Markers, Inking, Dots & Specks, and more
• Symmetric painting with custom symmetry line

Professional photo editor
Photo editing options developed in cooperation with professional photographers. Each feature was tested in several scenarios and light conditions.
• 13 adjustments available as non-destructive layer or simple adjustment (list above)
• 4 auto adjustments: Auto Contrast, Levels, Lightness, Saturation
• Dozens of filters with realtime preview and the ability to generate seamless patterns
• Inpaint function
• Retouching tools: Heal, Dodge, Burn, Sponge and more
• Image resize with 5 interpolations: Nearest, Linear, Cubic Smooth, Cubic Sharp, and Cubic Sharper
• Crop using special tool, crop from selection, trim transparent areas

Full iCloud integration
• Save and load images on iCloud Drive or local disk
• View, load, share, delete, move documents in internal gallery or iOS Files app
• Sort documents into folders

We have implemented many parsers from the most popular assets/images formats and we are especially proud of our ABR/TPL parser which not only reads brush stamps and patterns, but also most settings which are converted to Artstudio Pro brush engine values.
• Brushes - ABR, TPL
• Color swatches - ASE, ACO
• Patterns - PAT
• Gradients - GRD
• Fonts - TTF, OTF
• Images - PNG, JPEG, PSD, TIFF

Other features
• Screen recording
• All features available on both iPad and iPhone
• Selection displayed as marching ants, quick mask or invisible
• Snapping to guidelines, dynamic guidelines, grid
• Canvas rotation
• Support of iPad Drag and Drop, Split View, Sharing Extension, Open In, Clipboard

Minimum System Requirements
Artstudio Pro for iOS requires iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 or above

What's New

Version 1.0.10

- increased steps in brush ‘smoothing’ parameter from 10 to 100 (if you defined your own brushes with smoothing > 0, you have to manually adjust it, sorry for the inconvenience)
- few minor bug fixes

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

115 Ratings

115 Ratings

lots of great stuff!

~Juniper Falcon~

i was really excited when i saw that they made an update, and im pretty happy with it. there really are a gazillion brushes, and also seperate opacity and flow sliders are useful. blur is much less buggy and so is autosave, theres really no lag on anything. and making it work with apple pencil is really cool!
although i miss custom brushes! that was one of my favorite parts of the old app, and either i havent found it yet or it was removed, because i can only seem to save manipulations of the brushes offered.
that and that the smudge tool no longer recognizes transparent as a color. previously, you could drag from a transparent part of the layer into a colored part, and it smeared transparency into it. Now it only ever adds more color, so smearing something at a low opacity darkens it and it overall turns out messy.
transform is glitchy too, and not as easy as before. and the brush preview isnt as indicative as the old one.
plenty of needed tweaks, but its still really usefull and my go-to art app, save a couple things i still need to go back to the orginal to use, which is understandable for its first release.

Undo/Redo Needs Work, But Great Otherwise

Joshua D.

Great app overall I think and quite a step up from the original version. I especially like how so far none of the brushes lag when making strokes. Which was something that I used to have serious issues with the original app and was the main reason that I never used it really.

Plus, I appreciate the fact that we can have pretty high definition canvas sizes. To me that is essential in creating good looking art, well, it's an important facet in my opinion. I created a 3080x3080 canvas and was able to paint with absolutely zero problems.

The only gripe that I have with ArtStudio Pro is the way the Undo/Redo functions are set up. I eventually did notice that on the main screen that at the bottom of the right hand color menu that there is an Undo button. But, where is the identically useful Redo button? Right now the only way to have access to the full Undo/Redo buttons is when painting in full-screen. And I find that seriously tiresome to have to switch to that view every time I want to Redo a stroke. I believe that these functions should both be on the main interface and I would ask the developer to please rectify this, what I consider to be, glaring flaw with the program.

That issue aside, I still find ArtStudio Pro to be a worthy successor to the original version and I find the price of the app to be money well spent. Thanks for the work no doubt put into this app, for finally releasing it and God bless.

Where is the manual?


Nothing about Artstudio Pro is intuitive. It needs a manual.
For example where is the increment toggle for burning and dodging? This may be a great update but without a manual it’s not worth the money. I’ll be sticking with Artstudio for iPad until I see a manual or a conversion document for Artstudio for IPad to Artstudio Pro. Very disappointed.

I need this to operate like the Artstudio for IPad version.
With the old version I could turn off incremental burning & dodging. As long as I didn’t lift my stylus from the tablet surface the burn / dodge percentage would not change. The pro version just compounds the burn/dodge as you pass over the area. For example I want to set the burn to a specific percentage (say 40%), and pass over my entire drawing possibly multiple times to ensure I get the entire drawing without incrementing the burn on multiple passes. Is this possible in Artstudio Pro? If not I’ll have to stick with the old Artstudio for IPad. I like a lot of the changes made in the Pro version, but if incremental burning and dodging can’t be toggled on & off I can’t recommend Art Studio Pro. Still one star.


Sylwester Los
77.3 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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