Introducing Artstudio Pro, the most powerful painting and photo editing app available for both macOS and iOS . 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, 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: 256Mpix
• 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 the stylus.
• 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, Elastify (Liquify)
• 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

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, PDF

Other features
• Full iCloud integration
• Screen recording
• All features available on macOS, iPad and iPhone
• Selection displayed as marching ants, quick mask or invisible
• Snapping to guidelines, dynamic guidelines, grid
• Canvas rotation

Minimum System Requirements
Artstudio Pro for macOS requires a Mac running macOS 10.11 El Capitan or above

What's New

Version 1.2.3

- minor bug fixes

* big update 1.3 is coming in June!

Version 1.2
1. ELASTIFY FILTER (aka Liquify)
It was most frequent user request, and here it is: very fast, with perfect quality!
• 8 modes: Smudge, Grow, Shrink, Twirl Right, Twirl Left, Shift, Smooth, Remove
• Size and Strength sliders
• Max brush size as big as Canvas size
• Undo/Redo - (number of steps configured in Artstudio>Preferences>Undo Steps)
• Recostruct button
• Full resolution editing

• Blur>Surface Blur (can be used as a basic noise reduction)
• Sharpen>High Pass…

• added Line Spacing and Kerning
• added Subscript and Superscript
• added Paste Without Format (in Edit menu)
• added Undo/Redo when typing

• added Pixel Grid feature (View>Show>Show Pixel Grid), visible when you zoom in to min 1000%, perfect to edit individual pixels
• grid settings moved from Preferences to View>Grid Settings…
• grid settings are now attached to document and stored in document file
• when you create a new document grid and snap setting are copied the active document
• adaptive grid display - when you zoom out some grid lines are hidden to make canvas visible
• fixed calculating Spacing/Subdivisions, allowed Spacing/Subdivisions = 1

• added feather option in Lasso/Polygon Lasso tools
• added option to quickly apply the last filter (in Filters menu)
• added support for DNG file format (raw photos)
• ‘Transform Special’ menu item renamed to ‘Flip/Rotate’
• many small bug fixes and small improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Excellent Support and Customer Service


I primarily use Art Studio Pro for all of my digital artwork. I have found that it is easy to navigate and also to produce work that is high quality. I have had issues in the past with the program, and when I addressed this to the support staff, they worked out what problems I noticed right away. If you’re having trouble using Art Studio Pro, the support staff are very good about fixing bugs. They are also very personable and want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your use of Art Studio Pro. So, for those who may run into issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to Support. They will definitely go to whatever lengths needed to improve the functionality of this program.



I used to have the app version of this on my iPad, but it has been broken for a few months now, and I was scowering everywhere for this app on my computer. I have many great things to say about the iPad version, however, this version needs work. It continuosly crashes, has many bugs, etc. Not to mention… It costs $20 more than the iPad version, but its significantly worse. I’m going to keep this app, because I have faith this will be improved with future updates, but so far I just think its… Eh. It gets the job done though.

Developer Response

We are fixing all bugs just after we reproduce it. New updates are released every few days. Please just help us to reproduce the bugs and i promise they will be fixed immediately. Report bugs to email: or on



I love the integration between the iPad and the Mac. The process is seemless. I rarely find an application that pretty much looks identical in format when developed across platforms. Prooceate is great but it’s not designed for the Mac. Pixelmater is great, but the layout is very different between both platforms. I like what the developers have done. I’m sure this app will get better and better. I’m very impressed.


Sylwester Los
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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