Astropad’s Breakup With Third-Party Styluses

Jul 11th, 2018
Savannah Reising
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Third-party styluses: we need to talk. When we launched Astropad back in 2015 — software that turns your iPad into a graphics tablet for Mac — we wanted to give artists tools to create high-quality digital art anywhere they liked, however they liked. At the time, the Apple Pencil didn’t exist, so our only choice …

Astropad Studio 2.0

Jul 11th, 2018
Savannah Reising
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Release Notes: Second Display Support with Luna Compatibility We’re excited to announce this BIG update for Astropad Studio! Studio now features support for our new hardware companion, Luna Display. While Astropad Studio by itself mirrors your main display, Luna extends your Mac display. When you use Astropad and Luna together, they turn your iPad into a second display that …

Astropad Standard 2.4

Jul 11th, 2018
Savannah Reising
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Release Notes: Support for Luna Display & Compatibility Improvements This summer, we’re thrilled to bring some awesome new updates to the Astropad Standard experience! Here’s everything you need to know: Support for Luna Display Astropad now features support for our new hardware companion, Luna Display. While Astropad by itself mirrors your Mac display, Luna extends your Mac …

Our Official Review of the New 2018 iPad

Apr 12th, 2018
Savannah Reising
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At the end of March, Apple debuted a new iPad with Apple Pencil support. We’re excited to announce that Astropad Standard and Astropad Studio are both compatible with the 2018 iPad! We made sure to get our hands on the new iPad right away to take it for a spin with Astropad. Here’s our official review: ✓ …

How to Resize Anchor Points in Illustrator

Mar 26th, 2018
Savannah Reising
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Earlier this month, Adobe announced the newest features in lllustrator. Astropad users will be excited to hear that there is now an option to control the size of anchor points, handles, and bounding boxes in Illustrator CC18. This feature will be particularly useful for selecting anchor points with your finger or a stylus in Astropad. …

Astropad Studio 1.9

Feb 14th, 2018
Savannah Reising
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Cupid strikes twice today, because Astropad Studio just got sweeter! Release Notes: Image Quality Enhancements & Coldstart This Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing the love by bringing you an even smoother Astropad Studio experience. In this update, we focused on improving image quality and WiFi performance in Astropad. Here’s what you need to know: Image Quality …

Astropad Studio 1.8

Dec 20th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Release Notes: Portrait Mode & Up to 4x Faster WiFi Performance Portrait Mode We’re so excited to finally bring you this feature! Rotate your iPad to automatically adjust Astropad’s orientation to portrait mode. WiFi Performance Enhancements Astropad’s Velocity Control analyzes network conditions dozens of times per second to balance image quality and latency. With the latest …

Astropad Standard 2.3

Dec 20th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Release Notes Updated Adonit SDK: Improved support for Adonit styluses Chinese Localization: For our friends in China, Astropad Standard is now available in Chinese! If your iPad is set to Chinese, Astropad will automatically switch languages High Sierra Fixes: General compatibility bug fixes How to Update Visit the iOS App Store to update your iPad …

Behind the Scenes with Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Illustrator

Dec 11th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Lucasfilm illustrator Brian Rood gives a glimpse into his digital workflow with Astropad You recently illustrated the special edition Star Wars cover for Time Magazine. What was that like?  I’ve been freelancing for Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise for the past 15 years. Over the past four years I’ve been extremely busy creating artwork for …

How an ex-Apple Art Director is Revolutionizing Plush Product Design

Nov 15th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Marissa Louie — a former Art Director at Apple and a longtime friend of Astropad — left the corporate world to pursue her childhood dream of making stuffed animals. We caught up with Marissa to learn about the design process for her new product, Animoodles.  What are Animoodles? Animoodles are magnetic plushies that you can …