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  1. #21
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    @nekomata
    In my experience, the Docking Mode only crashes if one drags a sticker from a sticker sheet onto the canvas. I don't know if there are other things that make it crash too. In fact I use the sticker sheets sometimes, but of course not every time I'm working with ArtRage. So it is not completely useless, not to be misunderstood. To place stickers per double click doesn't cause crashes. But one has to think of it permanently. And to drag them directly to the place where you want them is much more intuitive than double clicking, what places them somewhere on the right side of the canvas. One false move and the docks are gone. In such cases it is damn annoying.

    Maybe you are right that ArtRage 6 is still supported. But in fact, as I already said, there haven't been any updates since late 2019(!). I don't really believe there will be some in the future. To be honest, I already wasn't sure if it was worth it to upgrade from ArtRage 5 to 6. I don't regret that I did it anyway, because at least the Custom Brush has become better, and the Guides, but I think that the development of ArtRage is very stagnant the last years. That was what I meant with the competitors in my last posts. I'm still not absolutely sure if Rebelle 5 will fit my needs better than ArtRage 6, even it badly seems so, because I haven't tested it yet, the same with Fresco (that can't be purchased, but hired, what is annoying too), and of course Krita and MyPaint and others haven't reached the level of nativeness that ArtRage offers, as far as I know. But if you compare the progress of these apps (except MyPaint) with ArtRage's progress, you will see that their developers are much busier in making their apps better. Especially in creating features that are relevant for high quality painting. And that's what should have priority for ArtRage too, I think. But of course it is Ambient's decision what they want to do, and it is ours if we want to buy it then.

    By the way, does anyone know if ArtRage 6 works well on Windows 11?

  2. #22
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    I have artrage 6 for windows 11. I haven't spent enough time in it to offer any real insight but the brushes are fantastic. I have noticed a freezing situation after impoting reference images not sure if it's an app issue or a file size disks space issue.

  3. #23
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    Hi Toniasketcher!

    Thanks for your reply. So AR 6 generally works on Win 11? That would be great. Is this freezing permanently or only for a moment? I have temporal freezings also in other apps on Windows 10 sometimes. Seems to be a Windows-related thing. But the Reference-feature is important for me.

    However, I think I will have to upgrade to Win 11 anyway. If Artrage 6 will not work on it as I need it, it will be the final kick for me to change to another app. Vitae is no option for me.

    Thanks again and best wishes!

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    I'm new to desktop Artrage (Vitae is my first version), have had the Android app for longer. Posts about the Microsoft Store make me almost feel guilty for buying it there (they didn't make it easy to spend my money in their buggy store). I've used Clip Studio Paint, which is excellent for everything but natural color blending and real time interaction with the canvas. I also own Rebelle 3, tried the demo version of 5. It seemed funny that they justify their price hike largely with brush engine and canvas interaction features that Artrage always had. Rebelle is impressive, but it's a resource hog that can easily bring many computers to the brink.

    I can't help noticing that old Artrage tutorials are still relevant because the interface has not changed as much as in some apps. Daniel Ibanez, the YouTube guy who introduced me to Artrage in the first place, confirms that most of the new features in Vitae are under the hood, more efficiency with larger files, faster saving, fewer crashes. Some Artrage features that may be ho-hum for many here are still exciting for me. Also, I like a fairly simple interface that is learnable and stays out of the way, especially with the tab key. The project I'm trying to do is a series of illustrations for a songbook, I'm a hobbyist songwriter and wannabe artist. Several softwares and approaches could be good choices, but simulation of natural media seems the way to go at this point.

    Facebook, or Farcebook, gives you instant feedback, but topics are lost in the flood of new posts, it's all a bit disjointed. It's been over a week, and my first post wasn't approved yet. Anyway, I'm looking forward to being part of this community.

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    I'm new to desktop Artrage (Vitae is my first version), have had the Android app for longer...
    Hello Expat and welcome to the ArtRage forums
    Good to hear that ARV is meeting your artistic needs!
    Though the desktop versions of AR have a similar user friendly interface, they do offer a lot more functionality beyond that found in the mobile versions, like the Android version you are familiar with.
    So if you have questions, ask away! People around here are always willing to help when and where they can
    And good luck with your songbook project, and perhaps you will favour us with some illustrations from it in due course!
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    First Test

    [QUOTE=markw;540796]Hello Expat and welcome to the ArtRage forums
    Good to hear that ARV is meeting your artistic needs!
    Though the desktop versions of AR have a similar user friendly interface, they do offer a lot more functionality beyond that found in the mobile versions, like the Android version you are familiar with.
    So if you have questions, ask away! People around here are always willing to help when and where they can
    And good luck with your songbook project, and perhaps you will favour us with some illustrations from it in due time.

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    Let's see if the upload succeeded. I'd put it in the WIP thread, but it's a test picture (for a children's song about mice who live on the moon). I had a lot of trouble controlling brushes and blending colors, used the knife too much. I can't expect a masterpiece right at the start. Thanks for the prompt and friendly answer. This image has with filter layers with overlay to add texture as in an old tutorial by someonesane.
    Last edited by Expat; 06-28-2022 at 09:15 PM. Reason: 2nd version of image

  7. #27
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    Excellent first painting Expat and the texture really makes a difference. Children will love it. BTW more people will see this post if you make a new post of your own in Gallery - Art Gallery or WIP as you suggested. This way you will not be tacked on the end of another unrelated post. Just a gentle hint.

    A member who has since retired from the forum used to keep it tidy removing spam and unwanted images. Let's see if he has passed on his hat.
    Last edited by Enug; 06-28-2022 at 01:29 PM.
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

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    [My setup: hp 15in laptop, 24in acer 2nd monitor, Huion QK11 wireless drawing tablet, Windows 11, ArtRage Vitae.]

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    Excellent first painting Expat and the texture really makes a difference. Children will love it. BTW more people will see this post if you make a new post of your own in Gallery - Art Gallery or WIP as you suggested. This way you will not be tacked on the end of another unrelated post. Just a gentle hint.

    A member who has since retired from the forum used to keep it tidy removing spam and unwanted images. Let's see if he has passed on his hat.
    I completely agree with you, normally a WIP should be in that thread. Hopefully I will soon have a real Illustration #1 to post there. The only advice I'm likely to get on this test is "Learn to use your brush." Anyway, thanks for the encouragement. Figured out how to delete an image in my profile, settings! One step at a time.
    Last edited by Expat; 06-28-2022 at 09:14 PM.

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