iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Sep 10th, 2015
Malyse McKinnon
343

Just the news we’ve been waiting for! We are super excited for Apple’s latest announcement of iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. These are two incredible devices, that we will support the day they are released.   The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are going to truly take Astropad to the next level! Watch out Wacom?

Introducing Astropad Mini for iPhone

Aug 27th, 2015
Malyse McKinnon
343

Today, we are excited to launch Astropad Mini! Astropad Mini transforms your iPhone into a pocket-sized professional graphics tablet, for your Mac. Astropad Mini couples the iPhone’s touch display with your Mac, so you can naturally draw and retouch directly into in your favorite creative tools like Photoshop, Lightroom and more. Built for the needs of creative …

Artist Interview:
Sparkling Vinegar presents
Super Cricket Fighter Turbo

Aug 18th, 2015
Malyse McKinnon
343

Artist François Hosy shares details on the recent mobile game release from Sparkling Vinegar, “Super Cricket Fighter Turbo”. He explains more about his process; including using Astropad for the game’s art, and perspective as an artist. Super Cricket Fighter Turbo is a free 2-player game, currently available for both Android and iOS. Tell us About …

How to Organize a Photoshop Workspace for Astropad

Jul 27th, 2015
Malyse McKinnon
343

Astropad mirrors your Mac’s display, allowing you to draw with all of your creative programs through the iPad. Using it for the first time can take some learning and adjusting, but no worries! The trick is to have a setup that accommodates to your iPad’s screen. For this quick step-by-step guide, we’ll help you get …

Tips for Making the Transition from Traditional Drawing to Digital

Jul 7th, 2015
Malyse McKinnon
343

Malyse, Astropad’s Director of Artist Relations, shares her experience with digital art and how she uses Astropad in her workflow. She did the featured image you see above on Astropad! For a time, I could only draw digitally with a mouse. My first graphics tablet took the fun out of drawing and defeated me. Everything produced from it …

Astropad 1.2: Now with Pogo Connect

May 13th, 2015
Matt Ronge
343

With the addition of Pogo Connect in version 1.2, Astropad now supports all styluses available for the iPad! The Pogo Connect is a neat pressure sensitive stylus that comes with interchangeable tips. There are super cool paintbrush tips available in addition to the standard rubber tips. It’s fun to paint directly into Photoshop with the …

Astropad 1.1: Now with Pencil by FiftyThree

Apr 16th, 2015
Matt Ronge
343

Today we are happy to announce Astropad 1.1 and the most requested feature… support for Pencil by FiftyThree! We’ve been working closely with the team at FiftyThree to add Pencil, and we think you’re really going to like it. Pencil We’ve built in special features like the eraser and surface pressure. Use the eraser to …

Managing your psychology as an indie

Apr 3rd, 2015
Matt Ronge
343

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned from building and launching Astropad is this: managing your own psychology is your most difficult but also most critical task as an indie developer. When you’re working for someone else, it’s easy to blame your negativity and lack of productivity on problems around you. You might have found yourself …

Update available with pressure fixes and more!

Mar 30th, 2015
Matt Ronge
343

Over the weekend, a new version of Astropad went live with a bunch of fixes: Pressure sensitivity in more Mac apps Pressure now works in a bunch more Mac apps. We’ve added support for: SketchBook Pro, Corel Painter and Manga Studio. Pressure should now work across nearly every Mac app! iPad 3 and iPad 4 …