Canvas Rotation Gesture Support

May 2nd, 2017
Savannah Reising
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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
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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
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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
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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 …

Astropad Studio
in the Classroom

Apr 6th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Students and Schools Can Now Save 50% on Astropad Studio Astropad Studio is in the classroom! Students, educators, and schools can now enjoy a 50% discount on annual Astropad Studio licenses. Note: Proof of student or educator status will be required to redeem your purchase. You can purchase an education license here.

Organizing an Affinity Designer Workspace for Astropad

Mar 31st, 2017
Malyse McKinnon
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Affinity Designer is a versatile all-in-one program, that has tools to work with and create both vector and raster images. Starting on a sharp poster design, or making quick photo edits are all possible without opening another program. In this quick step-by-step guide, we’ll help you organize an efficient workspace for using Affinity Designer with Astropad Studio. Rearranging Workspace and …

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
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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 …