ArtStudio App for the iPad - dummies

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

Do you fancy yourself an artist? ArtStudio for iPad is the program you can use to paint our masterpieces. Even if you have limited artistic talent, you can see that this app has everything you need to create awesome artwork.

Here is a composite illustration that shows all the ArtStudio for iPad’s tools and palettes at once. It shows ArtStudio for iPad’s tools from left to right: brushes, colors, layers, special effects, file management options, and settings.


Here are just some of ArtStudio for iPad’s features:

  • Offers 25 brushes, including pencils, a smudge tool, bucket fill, airbrush, and more. Brushes are resizable and simulate brush pressure.

  • Allows up to five layers with options, such as delete, reorder, duplicate, merge, and transparency.

  • Provides filters, such as blur, sharpen, detect edges, sepia, and more.

Don’t believe it? rated it 5 out of 5, saying, “This is what Photoshop Mobile wishes it had been.” also rated it 5 out of 5 and said, “I’ve dabbled in quite a few painting and drawing apps and this one has ’em all beat by a long shot.”

And by all means, check out what talented artists can do with ArtStudio for iPad at and

One last thing: The app is very inexpensive. Even if the price goes up, this app is easily worth $5 or even $10 if you like to draw or paint.

Beware of rip-offs in the iTunes App Store, such as the similarly named Art Studio HD – For Your iPad. That one’s a bad knock-off from developer Party Sub Productions that has garnered mostly 1-star ratings. Don’t be fooled — the app you’re looking for is ArtStudio for iPad, from Lucky Clan.

Note that Art and Studio run together to form a single word; if you search for the single word ArtStudio, you’ll find it.