ArtStudio - draw, paint, filters, photo editor Photo & Video App Review (iOS, $4.99)


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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
84 Ratings
All Versions:
2585 Ratings
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ArtStudio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store. Completely re-designed from the ground up the new ArtStudio features a beautiful new user interface and a powerful new graphics engine to make creating works of art faster, easier, and more fun! Using advanced drawing algorithms this is the fastest and most precise version of ArtStudio to date.

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"It doesn’t matter whether you’re a skilled artist or a newbie; ArtStudio is for you." 5/5
"This is what PhotoShop Mobile wishes it had been."

- iPhone 5 fully supported
- flexible canvas size, max: 3264x2448(iPhone 5), 2592×1936 (iPhone 4s, iPhone 4), 2048×1536 (iPhone 3gs)
- 16 tools: select, pencil, wet paintbrush, dry paintbrush, spray, dots, eraser, smudge, bucket fill, gradient, text, clone, heal, blur/sharpen, dodge/burn, eyedropper
- 450 HIGH QUALITY BRUSHES (150 free, 300 paid) divided into 30 groups
- custom brushes, max size: 500x500px
- select tool: rect/ellipse/lasso/magic wand/by color, add/sub/intersect, contract/expand/round corners/border/...
- text tool: over 150 system fonts, support of external TTF fonts (just upload .ttf file in iTunes using File Sharing), special text layer to easy edit text
- favorites list to quickly access user's favorite brush settings
- fully customizable stroke settings: blur, flip, size, opacity, spacing, fadeout, squeeze, angle, speed-size, speed-opacity, random flip, scatter, jitter-spacing, jitter-angle, jitter-size, jitter-squeeze, jitter-opacity, jitter-hue, jitter-saturation, jitter-lightness
- support for bluetooth styluses
- symmetric drawing
- guidelines, grid
- shapes: lines, rectangles, ellipses, polygons (open, closed)
- layer options: add, duplicate, merge down/visible, delete, lock alpha, show/hide, link, name, reorder, opacity, blending modes
- layer masks
- layer/selection transformations: move/scale/rotate with multi-touch, flip, rotate left/right, fill/erase
- distort (skew, perspective etc)
- 21 layer blending modes: normal, multiply, add, difference, screen, overlay, hue, saturation, color, value, ...
- import from 'Camera Roll', camera, iTunes, clipboard
- export as JPG/PNG/PSD to 'Camera Roll', email, clipboard, iTunes
- multi-touch navigation with unlimited zoom
- undo/redo with almost infinite number of steps
- image resize (none, bilinear, bicubic, lanczos interpolations) , change canvas size, crop
- 40 filters: gaussian/motion/radial blur, sharpen, unsharp mask, add noise, render clouds, edge detect, border/vignette and more
- Elastify filter used to make incredible distortions
- adjustments: brightness/contrast/exposure, hue/saturation/lightness, color balance, temperature, shadows/highlights, CURVES, auto contrast/colors/white balance and more
- video tutorials


Customer Reviews

  • Amazing. Like PS in the palm of your hand

    by 124sport

    Amazing. It's like having photoshop in the palm of your hand. I wish the eyedropper was by the brush and pencil. Sorta stupid that it's waaaay over to the right. Maybe there's a truck I don't know about. Otherwise...awesome.

  • Everything I could ask for

    by Dr. Callaway

    This app is pretty dang cool. It's opened up a new world of creativity for me. It has an uncanny amount of tools that let you create anything you can imagine. I just hope more people see this and hopefully it will encourage them to open up their creative abilities.

  • The Best!

    by Too pissed

    It is the freakin best app it's soo cool

  • Great program

    by Slitharg

    Great program. Seems like a direct port of gimp to the iPhone. Very well done. It's my main art program for my phone.

  • Love this app!

    by Digital digits

    Sophisticated app. Worth every penny. So much I am able to do. Ability to save high res artwork is a great plus. Online manual is easy to understand if you have some knowledge of similar programs.

  • Terrific App

    by ak1200

    A must have for picture editors.

  • Awesome!

    by Asli!

    This app is the best. You should add the option to record what you are making, though.

  • Love it

    by Jshill520

    This app is amazing! At first I thought it was just for quick doodles but it's basically the closest thing to photoshop on a mobile device. It's got layers with masks and blending modes, custom brushes, healing brushes etc. Its got all kinds of neat features if you are willing to look.

  • Just like Photoshop!

    by robhooveriii

    This app is an excellent for the iPhone and I would compare it to Photoshop. Would like to have the UNDO option available but other than that it is top notch.

  • Best you can get

    by SpiffinIt

    Closest you can come to a professional editor on a phone. Worth every penny.

  • AMAZING❗❗❗

    by BANXTA

    the new update is great! i feel like it's adobe photoshop on my iPhone! it takes a bit of getting used to for navigating.. but works VERY well after a while i can't describe how outstanding this app is

  • I've used this app forever and loved it.

    by Bpbbybobbob

    I've been using this since who knows. Its amazing. Good for beginners and experts/professionals!! Well I was wondering if you could install some type of screen recorder to record in app? Like that way we can record the way we drew it and colored it in and all. And one issue: no matter how many times you release updates nothing improves. I hate it wen art studio keeps crashing after I try getting rid of the select tool. Like ill use it, then wen I want to get rid of it it just crashes the app and nothing saves. I even save it before getting rid of the select tool but that sill doesn't help.

  • Perfection!

    by Chuck Norris + :)

    This app was made with great thought towards the needs and unique styles of artists. The price is extremely fair, and allows artists to create digital art wherever we want. It takes a couple tries to master the controls but becomes easy to use after a while.

  • Good

    by Setryyk_5200

    I use this a lot and there is just one thing you should add: line What I mean is tap 1 place to start a line, and tap another to draw a straight line. That's all I want.

  • Wow

    by Apple aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapple

    What a P E R P E C T App!!

  • Love it

    by ChibiSpitFire

    Use it all the time. It's the only drawing/picture editing app I need

  • Dhari Abul

    by Dhari Abul

    A mini PS !! Great App !!

  • Photoshop mini :D

    by silver_fox_rival

    I love this app! It's great for doing art projects on the go without lugging around that clunky laptop. User friendly for those who have a working knowledge of photoshop or any image editor software. Great app! Automatic

  • Love

    by Confounded otaku

    I'm a big art person who is into graphics and this app fulfills all my needs without a computer was worth buying

  • What is the default size again?

    by Onyx Prism

    I forgot...

  • Closes out ... A lot!

    by Art of tapping

    Normally this app is great, however it has been very glitchy on my iphone. I can't seem to make a picture bigger than a certain size and every time I draw anything it closes on its own. Normally I love this app and use it a lot but until it is fixed I can't create and art at all! Please fix these glitches.

  • It doesn't...

    by Snowy0wl

    One of the many features isn't exactly like I want it to be!!! Even though I consider it to be really good, I'll rate it one star!!!!1 naah J/K. It's a very good art program for the iphone.

  • Absolutely amazing

    by BIGBAMF

    I got this app a couple days ago. I'll admit, the controls seemed awkward at first but it didn't take me that long to get used to it. If you have patience and if you like art at least a little tiny bit then this app is a must. I used to only draw when I was bored in class but now I draw all the time. My new favorite app!

  • Astounding!

    by Amiruhn

    I haven't used a better art app! I can use this app for anything from making comics to editing photos! It goes above and beyond satisfactory qualifications!

  • The only thing I use

    by Jasalynjazza

    Stop looking, this is the app you want. :) The only thing I don't like about it is that iPad and iPhone apps are separate. I've bought the iPhone app for my iPod and just got an iPad mini and now I either have to deal with the screen not fitting or shell out another $4.99 for the same app.

  • Terrific app!

    by An aspiring singer

    I've been searching for a decent drawing app for some time and this is by far the best I've found. It's a little challenging to learn to use, but the multitude of tools and brushes and such easily make up for it.

  • Great!

    by superdupercat

    This app is very easy to use and has a wide variety of media. This is my favorite drawing app! :D

  • Great App ....But

    by JStarWinner

    When I'm drawing or coloring an area of the canvas is glitching

  • Great app

    by Chiclette_chewer

    Great for creative expression.

  • Wow.

    by Joshuaa1

    Ok so I spent two hours working on a huge project and finnaly I was done, I went to save my work and guess what? the app crashed! losing all the data. this is the most frustrating thing ever please fix it

  • Great app! Better than Adobe's iPhone app. Easy to use.

    by Abe-Froman

    Great app! Better than Adobe's iPhone app. Easy to use.

  • Amazing app! Just two problems..

    by Touch of Nature

    I LOVE this app! It was definitely worth the pay, and ever since I downloaded app, I can't get enough of it. It's certainly better than anything I have every tried before. However, there is a problem that's really frustrating me. I cannot change the image size or the canvas size, because every time I click to type the number size I want, it doesn't let me get out of the keyboard! I tried clicking around the place to get the keyboard to go away but it wont. And it blocks the button that lets me save the canvas size I typed. The only way to get out of the keyboard to is 'x' out of canvas size but then I can't save it. It's also a bit annoying that I can't easily clear everything and start a fresh new canvas. It took several times of me purposely making my iPod crash and restarting the app for it to finally bring me to a basic white screen in original iPod size. It would be REALLY nice and appreciated if there was an option to start a blank new canvas, that also goes back to the size of my iPod screen.

  • Love it

    by Kuro Katt

    Lately the app has been going slow and not saving my work, please fix this. Also some suggestions. give us a straight edge tool so we can make straight lines, and also make the screen rotateable, then you will truly be the best drawing app in the app store.

  • Amazing.

    by Lilylovesyou01

    I love this app so much. Once you learn how to use it, the art turns out amazing.

  • Cool app.

    by Hottdogit

    Like it.

  • Now in iraq

    by Dode76

    Thank u for this program

  • Solid app

    by Mattyisbatty

    Tool adjustment is nice.

  • Love it

    by M7kie

    Got this app couple days ago, let me tell you love it so far.

  • Does not crop images...

    by lunarvision

    This app does not properly handle multitasking in iOS 7. I would avoid/purchase another until this is fixed. Also, there is no clear way to crop images, which is a very basic function. Thank you.

  • Amazing

    by Jillyberr125

    So simple for a beginner like me!

  • Best Paint App

    by Ceazebeez

    The control over the brushes alone is great, pair it with a stylus and you're set to sketch out your ideas quickly and effortlessly

  • You won't be disappointed.

    by C.Clifford

    Everything you would expect. Layer masks and transparency. Great app. Would really like to see paths or splines then 10 stars. Thanks for this app!!!

  • Great app

    by Scorpio 62 of those NEED to have apps.

  • The Photoshop of mobiles

    by jrdprkns

    This is an amazing app - one of the best for image editing on iOS. I have and use Photoshop Touch also. Both are useful to me in their own ways and for different purposes. I would say that this app has more features and functions, though, and allows you to do image work more like a desktop app than PS Touch.

  • Great graphic tool!

    by Zizka

    The best tool i've ever worked with on iPod or iPad, hands down.

  • Best painting app on the App Store

    by DougTheBird

    This is THE best art/painting app on the App Store. I've tried Brushes, Sketchbook, and PS Touch and this app beats them hands down. None of them offer the same level of extensive digital painting tools and features. This app has everything: tons of layer blending styles, photo manipulation tools, detailed brush controls, and an extremely useful 'wet paint' mode. Best of all is this app has one the best designed user interfaces I've seen in a while. Everything is implemented intuitively and the feature set is properly contained within easy to access menus that keep your painting space as open as possible. WIN. Awesome app!

  • Awesome

    by LtlRedX

    Nearly all the functions of a desktop program

  • Wonderful

    by blongie

    :):):):):) just get it


    by FrancisKgeorge

    This truly is the PhotoShop of mobile editing. It's better than the actual PhotoShop app!

  • Works great!

    by Magick8207

    Love this app, well worth getting!

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