Astropad Studio 1.6

Sep 12th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Japanese localization, more Magic Gesture settings, & improved Clip Studio Paint compatibility Release Notes: Astropad Studio 1.6 Expanded Magic Gesture Settings Check out advanced Magic Gesture settings in the Astropad Sidebar under the Magic Gestures tab Single finger “tap to click” while in Pencil mode Option to disable two and three finger tap gestures Improved gesture reliability …

Faster Drawing & Better Line Quality in Clip Studio Paint

Sep 11th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Clip Studio Paint is the most popular software tool for digital comic art. It’s robust features are perfect for creating both manga and Western-style comics. Astropad has been working closely with the Clip Studio Paint team to improve software compatibility. The latest update to Clip Studio (version 1.6.7) introduces a “Raw Input” setting that brings drastic performance …

Using Astropad and Luna Display Together

Sep 1st, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Luna Display is the perfect hardware companion for Astropad. While Astropad by itself mirrors your main display, Luna extends your Mac display. When you use Astropad and Luna together, they turn your iPad into a second display that also works as a graphics tablet. Setting up your workspace with Astropad and Luna Display   Getting started is easy — …

Second Display Support for Astropad

Aug 22nd, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Introducing Luna Display — Astropad’s New Hardware Companion Luna Display is a new hardware device that adds second screen capability to Astropad. We’ve heard from the Astropad community that you want a way to use Astropad as a second display while drawing. But in order to provide the highest quality drawing experience possible, we had to …

Artist Showcase: TARAJOSU

Jul 28th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Multimedia artist Johnny Tarajosu discusses his diverse heritage and how he’s using Instagram to grow his freelance business. You can follow more of his work at @tarajosu.  How does your heritage influence your art? My art is a multicultural reflection of my upbringing. Some people may look at my hair and my skin and just say …

Support for New
10.5″ iPad Pro

Jul 26th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Release Notes: Astropad Standard 2.2.4 and Astropad Studio 1.5 We are pleased to introduce Astropad support for the new 10.5″ iPad Pro! We’ve adjusted the Astropad interface so that you can take advantage of each and every pixel on the new display. Now you’ll notice exceptionally crisp image quality if you’re using Astropad on the 10.5″ iPad Pro model. This …

2x Faster Performance
& Metal Support

Jul 5th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

  Release Notes: Astropad Studio 1.4 Buckle up! Astropad Studio just got a lot faster.  Using Apple’s Metal GPU framework, we’re able to maximize the power of your Mac’s graphics potential in Astropad. With this update, you’ll notice some major speed and latency improvements. Here are the highlights.  2x faster performance on most Macs 30% faster performance …

Experimenting with Animated Typography

May 23rd, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Artist Showcase: Jenny Famularcano Jenny is an illustrator, animator, and hand-letterer living in Orange County, CA. Her day job is designing and illustrating for full-service content marketing agency Column Five.  On the side, Jenny has been experimenting with animated typography. She’s currently doing a 100-Day Instagram Challenge, where she animates one word every day to share with …

How To Create Animated GIFs in Photoshop

May 18th, 2017
Malyse McKinnon
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Animated gifs are useful for adding more narrative and dimension to images. It’s possible to make animated GIFs in Photoshop from video files, photos, and illustrated images. It even has an Onion Skinning feature, helpful for frame-by-frame animating; especially if you’re planning to draw your frames. Whether you want to try a new project, craft a …

Capturing Luxury:
Photographing Audi, Porsche & Bugatti

May 12th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Artist Showcase: Daniel Wollstein Daniel Wollstein is a co-founder of RightLight Media, a creative agency based in Munich that specializes in photography and post-production. We sat down with Daniel to discuss what it’s like to photograph some of the most luxurious brands in the world. Which brands does your agency primarily work with? RightLight primarily …