2x Faster Performance
& Metal Support

Jul 5th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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  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
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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
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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 …

World Art Day

Apr 15th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Happy World Art Day! World Art Day is celebrated every year on April 15 – Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday. The day is meant to bring awareness to the arts and recognize the power of creativity and freedom of expression. “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

Astropad vs Duet Display

Apr 14th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

When researching apps to use the iPad Pro as a graphics tablet, many artists consider Astropad and Duet Display. While Duet Display is primarily intended to use your iPad as a second monitor, Astropad was designed to turn the iPad into a professional graphics tablet. This chart outlines their specific differences so that you can make an informed decision of …

Architectural & Interior Photography Retouching

Apr 13th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Guillermo de la Maza Architectural and Interior Photographer, Mexico City What kind of projects are you working on?  I primarily photograph for the furniture and architecture industry. I work with a lot of major office furniture brands. So when my clients outfit an entire building or space, I go to the site to take photos. Most …