Second Display Support for Astropad

Aug 22nd, 2017
Savannah Reising
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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 …

Canvas Rotation Gesture Support

May 2nd, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Release Notes: Astropad Studio 1.3 Use two fingers to rotate the iPad canvas Supported in all programs with a native trackpad rotation gesture, including (but not limited to): Photoshop, Affinity Designer, Sketchbook, Clip Studio Paint Not supported in: Illustrator, Lightroom, Zbrush, Corel Painter Other Updates in Astropad Studio 1.3 Improved reliability in Magic Gestures How to …

4 Ways to Use Astropad for Photo Editing & Retouching

Apr 18th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Architectural and interior photographer Guillermo de la Maza walks us through his editing and retouching process. You can read our full interview with Guillermo here. 1. RAW File Development To take advantage of the dynamic range latitude available in today’s RAW files (besides the customary exposure, color, chromatic and geometric distortion fixes) we use Astropad together with Camera …

How to Create Custom Brushes in Photoshop

Apr 17th, 2017
Malyse McKinnon
343

The default brushes in Photoshop don’t have much variety, and it can sometimes feel like there isn’t much to work with. You can remedy this by making your own brushes – adding new brushes and experimenting with textures is easy to do in Photoshop. Brushes can be made using images, shapes, or brush strokes in the program. Exploring …