ARTRAGE FOR IPAD WINS 2014 PARENTS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD

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Wins for Digitally Imitating Professional Artist’s Tools & Paints
Creates 3 Dimensional Art Realism for Kids without the Mess.

Ambient Design www.artrage.com, the leading award-winning creator of realistic art painting software for Mac, Windows, iPad and iPhone, announced today that ArtRage for iPad is the winner of the 2014 Parents’ Choice Gold Award for the Best Mobile Apps at: http://www.parents-choice.org/product.cfm?product_id=32397&StepNum=1&award=aw.  Available immediately at the Apple iTunes Store, ArtRage for iPad is the most realistic art app and software helping kids become creative on the go without the mess.

ArtRage was chosen for the Parents’ Choice Award because it does a “remarkable job of imitating not only the professional tools and paints of artists, but also the 3 dimensional way artistic mediums react and build on a canvas,” said Parents’ Choice.  “For example, a hunk of oil paint can be squeezed out of a tube of paint and it sits realistically on your canvas waiting to be spread and molded with great accuracy using a palette knife, brush, or any of the other tools.  Any tool that is chosen can be manipulated using a finger or a stylus,” they concluded.

ArtRage Exhibiting at National Art Educators Association – Previewing ArtRage for Android

ArtRage will be exhibiting at the NAEA 2014, the annual convention of the National Art Educators Association, March 29-31, 2014 in San Diego.  At booth #632, the latest versions of ArtRage will be shown for Windows, Mac, iPad and iPhone and the upcoming version of ArtRage for Android will also be previewed.

Parents’ Choice Champions Importance of Quality Children’s Media  

The Parents’ Choice Awards is the nation’s oldest nonprofit program recognizing quality children’s media to help parents and caregivers of all achievements and backgrounds make informed decisions about which new products are right for their children.  For more than thirty-three years, the Parents’ Choice Awards have honored the best products for children:  books, toys, music, storytelling, magazines, software, videogames, television and websites.  With a panel of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents, and even kids themselves, the Parents’ Choice Awards identify the very best products for children of different ages, backgrounds, skills and interest levels.

“We are honored to win the Parents’ Choice Award for the best mobile products that entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination and inspire creativity,” said Matthew Fox Wilson, Creative Director and Co-founder, Ambient Design.  “ArtRage is a great way to get kids, teens, and adults of all ages interested in art and developing their creativity.  ArtRage is used in thousands of schools and dozens of museums to teach art.”

Let Your Inner Van Gogh Out with ArtRage for iPad 

ArtRage for iPad lets you become a mobile digital artist on your iPad, providing the experience ofactually “painting” digitally on an iPad canvas with oil paints that smear and blend, and watercolors that flow together to create soft, wet gradations, just as they would in a traditional art studio.  “If you’ve always dreamed of putting paint to canvas and letting your inner Van Gogh out, then you should check out the ArtRage app for iPad,” said Parents’ Choice.  “Whether aged 4 or 12 or 50 years old, if you are feeling creative, then you can summon that urge using this great $5 natural media painting app. It models real-world paints, brushes, tools, and canvases to let you paint, draw, blend, and create on screen.”

ArtRage for iPad Features include:

  • Realistic color blending.
  • Paint Strokes:  High quality rendered strokes show the amount of paint on the canvas.
  • Oil Brush and Airbrush:  With thickness and smearing.
  • Palette Knife: For spreading and blending pigment.
  • Optional Tap and Hold Color Sampling.
  • Tools:  Paint Roller, Paint Tube, Eraser, Inking Pen with auto-smoothing and pressure simulation, Pencil & Marker Pen, Chalk & Crayon.  Watercolor tracking shows paper wetness as you paint.
  • Settings:  For fine control of each tool and custom tool presets for storing favorites.
  • Unlimited:  Unlimited Layers, Undo, Redo, and Color Samples.
  • Reference & Tracing:  Images and digital camera support for referencing and tracing images and importing images to help you as you paint.
  • Support for Bluetooth pressure-sensitive styluses.
  • Largest canvas for realistic paint on a mobile device:  2048 x 2048 pixels.
  • Recording: Paint stroke recordings can be played back in ArtRage 4 in Mac and Windows.
  • Sharing:  Features file sharing, importing and exporting.
  • Improved Airbrush Strokes.
  • “Save” Speed Improvements.
  • Updates for:  Import Popover Dismissal, Landscape Mode Drag, and Color Sampler.

ArtRage Announces Special Pricing During Macworld Expo and NAEA 2014:

Special pricing for a limited time only during Macworld Expo and NAEA 2014:
ArtRage for iPad is free (regular pricing U.S. $1.99)
ArtRage for iPhone is $2.99 (regular pricing U.S. $4.99)

After the special pricing period, ArtRage for iPad will be available for $4.99 at the iTunes store at Apple iTunes Store.  ArtRage 4 for Mac and Windows is also available with more advanced features, priced at $49.90.  For more information, see www.artrage.com, ArtRage for iPad Features: http://www.artrage.com/artrage-ipad-features.htmlTwitter:  https://twitter.com/ArtRage_Radar, Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/artrage .  Tutorials on deviantArt: http://artrageteam.deviantart.com/gallery/, Tumblr: http://ambient-design.tumblr.com/.

About Parents’ Choice

Parents’ Choice serves as a trusted and independent source for educators and librarians, journalists, as well as families searching for quality children’s media and toys.  Their website has been honored by the Webby Awards, the Interactive Media Awards, the Communicator Awards, and Educational World among others. Parents’ Choice champions the importance of quality children’s media.
The multi-tiered Parents’ Choice Award evaluation process is as true to its integrity today as it was when Parents’ Choice Foundation was established almost thirty years ago. The Parents’ Choice Awards Committees’ evaluation process offers objectivity, respect, and expertise – and all with a sense of humor.  Learning is fun – and they want kids to know that.  For more information, see http://www.parents-choice.org.

About Ambient Design Ltd.

Ambient Design Ltd. is a New Zealand-based global software development and publishing firm, specializing in creative applications and user interfaces for artists of all ages and all levels of competency, including professionals, hobbyists and students. The principals have over 40 years experience in combining complex image processing algorithms with an easily accessible user experience. Ambient Design Ltd. was founded in 2000 by Andy Bearsley and Matt Fox-Wilson, formerly of MetaCreations, the developer of Painter, Bryce and Kai’s Power Tools.  Ambient Design’s products are available in 12 languages and have been downloaded over 30 million times.  For more information, see www.artrage.com.

Self Disclosure: ArtRage sponsored post.

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