How to Switch from a Monthly to Annual Subscription

Mar 31st, 2017
Savannah Reising
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If you’re enjoying Astropad Studio, you may want to consider switching from a monthly to an annual subscription. Annual subscribers enjoy a discounted rate of four months free! Here’s a step-by-step guide for changing your Astropad Studio payment settings: 1. Open iTunes and scroll to the bottom of the “Featured” homepage. Click on your Apple ID. …

On-Screen Keyboard Enhancements

Mar 29th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Release Notes: Astropad Studio 1.2 We’re bringing some major improvements to the on-screen keyboard with the latest Astropad Studio update. Here are some of the highlights: Added Function Keys (F1-F12): Function Keys are disabled by default. To enable them, visit the General Settings on the iPad app. European (ISO) layout keyboard support Speed improvements – keyboard is …

Artist Showcase:
Gatis Šļūka

Mar 22nd, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Gatis Sluka is an illustrator living in Riga, Latvia. He has participated in many cartoon and caricature exhibitions worldwide and also in print art exhibitions in Europe. In addition to working at the daily newspaper Latvijas Avize, he also works as a freelance illustrator and animator. Where does your inspiration come from? As long as I can remember I’ve loved …

Improved
Clip Studio Paint
Compatibility

Mar 17th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

We want to make sure that Astropad is always running smoothly for you. That’s why we’ve been working behind-the-scenes to improve Astropad’s compatibility with the comic illustration software Clip Studio Paint. Previously, users were experiencing a stroke jitter when drawing fast, curved lines in Clip Studio Paint. You can see a screenshot of the issue …

Duet Display
vs Air Display

Mar 2nd, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

When researching apps to use the iPad Pro as a graphics tablet, many artists consider Astropad, Duet Display, and Air Display. While Duet Display and Air Display are 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 …

Maintaining Mindfulness as a Creative Freelancer

Feb 28th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Astropad talked with Sharm Murugiah about his artistic journey and how he balances his freelance career with mindfulness. He showed us that mindfulness – the ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we’re doing – can be a powerful influence in your art. STUDIO MURUGIAH AKA Sharm Murugiah is a commercial artist living and working in …

Astropad Standard 2.2

Feb 23rd, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Today we’re giving Astropad Standard a huge performance boost! We’ve updated Astropad’s core technology with an even faster engine – now you’ll get lightning fast speeds with reduced pixelation.  🙌🏽 You can visit the iOS App Store to update to Astropad Standard 2.2 for free. If you aren’t automatically prompted to update the Mac app, …

Customizable
Pressure Curves

Feb 23rd, 2017
Malyse McKinnon
343

Release Notes: Astropad Studio 1.1 We’re happy to announce a new feature has been added to Astropad Studio’s Stroke Lab – Custom Pressure Curves ! Where to Find Pressure Curve Settings In Astropad Studio’s Main Menu sidebar, tap Pencil & Stroke to access preferences for pressure, stroke, and drawing. Scroll down to Pressure Curve, and select between different pen …

Organizing a
Capture One
Workspace for Astropad Studio

Feb 16th, 2017
Malyse McKinnon
343

Capture One is great for streamlining your photography work. It offers quality adjustment tools for editing and refining both your photos and workflow. In this quick step-by-step guide, we’ll help you organize an efficient workspace for using Capture One with Astropad Studio. Rearranging Workspace and Tool Panels In Capture One, you are able to customize the working space columns. Go to …

Artist Showcase: Davide Barco

Feb 16th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Davide Barco Where do you live? I live in Milano, Italy. But I’m originally from a very small village not so far from Venice. Does your art follow a theme or motif? I try to take inspiration from everything. Sometimes I want to create more “geometric” compositions, so for 3/4 of the work I’ll follow that style. …