Ambient Design has launched ArtRage 4.5, a major upgrade to their popular painting software for Mac and Windows. This update is free for all registered users of ArtRage 4, available for immediate download from the ArtRage Members Area at: http://members.artrage.com with upgrade discounts for owners of previous versions of ArtRage. Here's more info on what's new in ArtRage 4.5:
ArtRage 4.5 features a 64-bit engine for Mac OS X and Windows, which provides speed improvements and enables working on larger canvases and more complex projects. ArtRage 4.5 also includes canvas grid overlays, stylus tilt support for the pencil tool, a new font picker, multi-touch gesture support for Mac OS X, and more.
New in ArtRage 4.5:
-64-Bit Support: ArtRage 4.5 now supports 64-bit processors on Windows and OS X, which means you can work on significantly larger file sizes and canvases and at much faster speeds. 32-bit processors are also supported from the same installer.
-Canvas Grid Overlay: highly customizable grid overlays are available on the Canvas and Reference Images to help you map out your paintings and designs in pixels or proportions. Users can choose between a non-interactive guide or have lines "Snap To Grid."
-Live Pencil Tilt: the Pencil Tool now supports Tilt input from your stylus to adjust the angle of the pencil when sketching on devices with tilt support, such as the Wacom Cintiq or Intuos Pro.
Other Tweaks and Improvements:
-Improved Font Picking. -OS X multi-touch gestures for MacBook touchpads and tablets with touch support, such as the Wacom Cintiq. -Faster Undo, Redo, and Transform operations. -Manual sorting of Toolbox objects and Color Samples. -Ability to move and duplicate resources between categories.
ArtRage 4.5 System Specifications:
Compatible with 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista, 7, and 8. Compatible with 32 and 64 bit versions of Mac OS X 10.6 or later. Previous 4.0 version available for download for WinXP users. Supports touch and screen tablet devices, such as Microsoft Surface Pro. Interface runs in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Russian (manual in English).