Best Apps for Artists

Published Monday, May 20, 2013 9:39 PM

Spring's colorful blooms have long served as inspiration for artists. Now, this spring a crop of apps puts creativity at your fingertips... literally. With a quick swipe of your finger or double-click of the mouse, artists, illustrators and other creative types, can fashion wonderful works with a smartphone or iPad.

Picture This

Hands down our favorite new app for artists is the Ampad Shot Note App. The free, user-friendly app lets artists digitize and share all drawings made on an Ampad Shot Note sketch pad.  Artists simply draw, doodle or sketch to their hearts content. Once done, you snap a quick picture of the Ampad Shot Note paper using the Ampad Shot Note App and save and tag the file. Voila! The images are digitized, taking you from handmade to handheld.

Sharing your work has never been so easy; send your images to multiple recipients via email or upload to Evernote, DropBox or Twitter. You can even save it to your camera roll and send it as a message.

Sketch Pad to iPad

If iPads are more your thing, there are a host of creative apps to make your tablet zing. Check out the round up in 10 Best iPad Art Apps for Painting and Sketching  to unleash your inner Picasso. Digital artists will love that most of the ten apps offer all the bells and whistles of pro painting programs, but with interfaces designed for iPad users. The apps are simple to use, with intuitive interfaces that belie the complexity of the art that can be produced with their wide range of digital pencils, pens, markers, and airbrushes. Artists working on the go will appreciate that many of the apps offer Dropbox integration and the ability to import and export Photoshop-friendly files.

Beyond the Brush 

Artists and art lovers looking for more than just a new painting or drawing tool will want to read 15 Art Apps You Should be Using.  Sure,  the article does list the better painting and drawing apps, but its best recommendations go beyond the brush. Read on to learn about art related apps such as Art Authority,  a database of high resolution images of some of the world's most stunning art. The app also allows users to quickly and easily find cool art exhibitions or museums near their location.




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# Patton said on Monday, May 20, 2013 11:43 PM

Thanks very interesting blog!

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