How to Organize a Clip Studio Paint Workspace for Astropad

Aug 25th, 2016
Malyse McKinnon
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Clip Studio Paint is a great drawing program to use with Astropad. It’s versatile for both illustration and creating publisher-ready comics, with features that accommodate every step of the comic-making process: layouts, perspective rulers, sketching, inking, coloring, and captions. In this quick step-by-step guide, we’ll help you organize an efficient workspace for using Clip Studio Paint with Astropad. For …

Artist Showcase: Mariosupa

Aug 12th, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Mario Hounkanrin (aka Mariosupa) Where do you live?  I moved from Paris to Amsterdam 2 years ago to be with my better half. What inspires you?   I was born in Benin, West Africa, but we moved to Paris when I was 4. I spent most of my life in Paris and that’s where I …

Astropad 2.0

Aug 3rd, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

A free update for existing users!  Our top Astro dogs have been hard at work on Astropad 2.0, and we’re so excited to share a full lineup of ultra-responsive features. Here are the highlights: High-performance Liquid engine upgrade: Runs three times faster with massively reduced pixelation Uses 3x less CPU and 4x less memory: Allows longer work sessions and …

Meet Rebekka (version 2)

Jul 6th, 2016
Savannah Reising
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Rebekka is Astropad’s hero woman – she’s complex and captivating, and she’s been the face of Astropad since its inception in 2015. The original watercolor Rebekka was made by artist Rebekka Ivácson (hence the name), and it embodies the artistic merit of Astropad users. In anticipation of *Astropad version 2* (free update, coming this summer!) we issued an open call to the Astro …

Astropad’s 1st birthday!

Feb 18th, 2016
Malyse McKinnon
343

It has been a tremendous year for Astropad, and we’re only getting started! Malyse our resident artist made the illustration above to celebrate this event, using Astropad, Photoshop, and the awesome new spatter brushes by Kyle T. Webster. We have a lot of innovations coming in the next few months. Stay tuned! Matt, Giovanni & …

Astropad for iPad Pro

Dec 22nd, 2015
Malyse McKinnon
343

iPad Pro with Apple Pencil is a monumental leap forward for Astropad, and we are incredibly excited to announce our official support today. This is a big deal for us, as we now have the hardware we’ve been dreaming of for Astropad. Here are some of the things we’ve done to make Astropad on iPad Pro …

iPad Pro Fever

Nov 9th, 2015
Giovanni Donelli
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Apple is releasing the iPad Pro this week, and our Astro dogs couldn’t be more excited! The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are the devices we have been dreaming of… And we’re not the only ones! Apple has struck a chord with the creative community. iPad Pro fever is high, and it looks to be a …

Astropad Mini with 3D Touch

Oct 27th, 2015
Malyse McKinnon
343

Updated today, Astropad Mini now includes 3D Touch support, for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. 3D Touch enables pressure sensitive drawing. When using a finger or stylus, the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus is able to detect 256 levels of pressure on the screen, allowing users to draw thinner or thicker lines based on the amount of …

Astropad iOS 9 updates

Sep 22nd, 2015
Malyse McKinnon
343

Last week, we mentioned a new version of Astropad, awaiting  Apple review. And… Crisis averted! Onward to the next mission… Happy to report that the update is now available. Astropad is now fully compatible with iOS 9. Stay tuned for more iOS 9 features, coming soon!        

iOS 9 & Astropad: what you need to know

Sep 16th, 2015
Matt Ronge
343

iOS 9 will be available for download tomorrow (Sept 16). Astropad works well with iOS 9 unless you have a Wacom stylus… for those of you using a Wacom stylus we would recommend you wait a bit longer to update. A new version of Astropad is currently pending Apple’s review which solves the problem (the app …