Meet the
Camera Button

Oct 16th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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While Apple is taking away buttons, we found a way to add one.   Apple has never been afraid to take design risks. Earlier this year, Apple made headlines when it revealed a new iPhone design that left out the iconic Home button. Now, I’m all for simplification. But for the design community, every further …

How To Set Up Your Creative Workspace

Oct 4th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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If you’re a full-time artist, it’s important to consider the aesthetics and functionality of your studio. Not only do you want your space to be energizing, but you also need a setup that optimizes your technology. So whether you’re just setting up your first studio, or looking to give your current space a facelift, this guide offers some helpful tips for arranging your creative space.

Astropad Studio 1.6

Sep 12th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Japanese localization, more Magic Gesture settings, & improved Clip Studio Paint compatibility Release Notes: Astropad Studio 1.6 Expanded Magic Gesture Settings Check out advanced Magic Gesture settings in the Astropad Sidebar under the Magic Gestures tab Single finger “tap to click” while in Pencil mode Option to disable two and three finger tap gestures Improved gesture reliability …

Faster Drawing & Better Line Quality in Clip Studio Paint

Sep 11th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

Clip Studio Paint is the most popular software tool for digital comic art. It’s robust features are perfect for creating both manga and Western-style comics. Astropad has been working closely with the Clip Studio Paint team to improve software compatibility. The latest update to Clip Studio (version 1.6.7) introduces a “Raw Input” setting that brings drastic performance …

Using Astropad and Luna Display Together

Sep 1st, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Luna Display is the perfect hardware companion for Astropad. While Astropad 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 also works as a graphics tablet. Setting up your workspace with Astropad and Luna Display   Getting started is easy — …

Second Display Support for Astropad

Aug 22nd, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Introducing Luna Display — Astropad’s New Hardware Companion Luna Display is a new hardware device that adds second screen capability to Astropad. We’ve heard from the Astropad community that you want a way to use Astropad as a second display while drawing. But in order to provide the highest quality drawing experience possible, we had to …

3 Steps to Grow your Freelance Art Career

Jul 28th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Artist Showcase: TARAJOSU Multimedia artist Johnny Tarajosu discusses his diverse heritage and how he’s using Instagram to grow his freelance business. You can follow more of his work at @tarajosu.  How does your heritage influence your art? My art is a multicultural reflection of my upbringing. Some people may look at my hair and my skin …

Support for New
10.5″ iPad Pro

Jul 26th, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Release Notes: Astropad Standard 2.2.4 and Astropad Studio 1.5 We are pleased to introduce Astropad support for the new 10.5″ iPad Pro! We’ve adjusted the Astropad interface so that you can take advantage of each and every pixel on the new display. Now you’ll notice exceptionally crisp image quality if you’re using Astropad on the 10.5″ iPad Pro model. This …

2x Faster Performance
& Metal Support

Jul 5th, 2017
Savannah Reising
343

  Release Notes: Astropad Studio 1.4 Buckle up! Astropad Studio just got a lot faster.  Using Apple’s Metal GPU framework, we’re able to maximize the power of your Mac’s graphics potential in Astropad. With this update, you’ll notice some major speed and latency improvements. Here are the highlights.  2x faster performance on most Macs 30% faster performance …

Experimenting with Animated Typography

May 23rd, 2017
Savannah Reising
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Artist Showcase: Jenny Famularcano Jenny is an illustrator, animator, and hand-letterer living in Orange County, CA. Her day job is designing and illustrating for full-service content marketing agency Column Five.  On the side, Jenny has been experimenting with animated typography. She’s currently doing a 100-Day Instagram Challenge, where she animates one word every day to share with …