Introducing
Astropad Studio

Jan 9th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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We are thrilled to launch Astropad Studio – our new, flagship edition of Astropad. Over the past two years, we’ve learned a ton about what professional creatives are looking for in a graphics tablet. We’ve taken that feedback and built our highest performance tool yet for the most demanding creative work. Learn more… KEY FEATURES STREAMLINED PRODUCTIVITY …

Artist Showcase: Star Wars Illustrator Brian Rood

Jan 7th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Lucasfilms’ Star Wars illustrator Brian Rood gives us a glimpse into how his creative process has evolved with the digital age.  How did you get started as a professional artist? I didn’t have a fancy art degree, I just went to one of those little colleges in a parking lot. I was going for an associates degree …

Happy New Year from Astro HQ!

Dec 30th, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

We want 2017 to be your most productive year yet, so we’re kicking it off with an awesome free update to Astropad! We sped up Astropad’s Liquid engine to make it up to 2.5 times faster. You can expect reduced latency and longer battery life. You’ll also notice a significant improvement to color profiles on your …

The Best iPad Pro & Apple Pencil Accessories

Dec 20th, 2016
Savannah Reising
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We compiled a list of our favorite artist-approved accessories for the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Treat yourself! 🍦 DraftTable Elevation Lab – $99.00 ParcSlope Twelve South – $49.99 Apple Pencil Charging Dock  Moxiware – $24.95 Matte Screen Protector iCarez – $23.95 PencilCozy Cozy Industries – $5.99  

Astropad and Clip Studio Paint for the Tattoo Artist

Oct 27th, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Guest Author: Russ Abbott, Owner of Ink & Dagger Tattoo & Founder of Tattoo Smart   About 4 years ago, I completely ditched my sketchbook and bought a gigantic Wacom Cintiq tablet. Designing tattoos that my clients would proudly wear on their skin for life was too important of a responsibility to leave up to a …

Using Brushes in Clip Studio Paint with Astropad

Oct 26th, 2016
Malyse McKinnon
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Clip Studio Paint is a great tool for illustration, manga, and comics publishing. With a wide variety of settings possibilities, it’s easy to fine-tune features for a better toolkit. We put together a mini-guide to help you get started with brush adjustments for use with Astropad. Tablet Settings Clip Studio Paint has a way to accommodate for different tablet use called, “Tablet Settings.” To …

How to Organize an Illustrator Workspace for Astropad

Oct 24th, 2016
Malyse McKinnon
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Illustrator is the standard for vector work – it’s a great tool for illustration, typography, and many other uses. In this quick step-by-step guide, we’ll help you organize an efficient workspace for using Illustrator with Astropad. Rearranging panels and tool bars One of the nice things about Illustrator is that individual panels and tool bars are rearrangeable to …

Artist Showcase: Jenna Freimuth

Oct 17th, 2016
Savannah Reising
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Jenna Freimuth Where do you live? I have lived in Minneapolis, MN for almost 7 years.  I am in love with this city and I’m starting to plan a day to celebrate our anniversary together. Where do you look for inspiration?  I’ll page through surface design books or browse online for a bit, but I …

Astro’s Next Frontier

Oct 6th, 2016
Savannah Reising
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Our top Astro dogs have been exploring uncharted terrority to make even more powerful tools for artists. We want you to know that the next frontier is coming soon! We’ll be launching some out-of-this-world stuff in the coming months. ? But while we’re still preparing for takeoff, we’re wondering: What does “the next frontier” mean to …

Digital Tattoo Design Using Astropad

Sep 22nd, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Since the release of iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, tattoo artists have envisioned the potential for a more digitized workflow. Turned off by the high price tag and single-use functionality of the traditional Wacom tablet, the iPad Pro is a more accessible tool for tattoo artists. Alex Ellis — owner of Forget Me Not Tattoo Studio & Gallery in Ocala, …