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October 16, 2012

Select Sony VAIO Touch PC's Now Incorporate Realistic Digital Painting Software ArtRage

Is there a digital artist living inside you that needs a vehicle of expression? If so, you can utilize the select Sony VAIO models that incorporate Ambient (News - Alert) Design’s realistic art painting software.

In a news statement, Ambient Design, a New Zealand-based global software development and publishing firm, specializing in creative applications and user interfaces for artists, said that Sony has chosen its technologies to highlight the creative touch screen capabilities of the new Sony VAIO PCs for Windows 8.

At the Sony VAIO fall product line launch, held in New York City, Sony demonstrated the creative touchscreen capabilities of the VAIO PCs, which incorporates Ambient Design’s ArtRage Studio and Studio Pro v. 3.5 software. At the demo, artists used the new capabilities to showcase the artistic benefits of new VAIO before an audience consisting of pro- and amateur artists.

Coming with an easily accessible user interface, ArtRages software has been designed to give the user a realistic painting experience. It allows the digital artists to paint digitally on a computer touchscreen 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.

The paintings created by ArtRage are so realistic that they appear to be painted by traditional art media, like oil on canvas or watercolors on special papers, Ambient Design said.

Optimized for multi-touchscreens, ArtRage not only lets you rotate, scale and move the canvas with two fingers, but it also allows rulers, stencils, stickers, layers, selections and even menus to be easily rearranged without hunting for complex commands deep in the menu structure.

ArtRage is capable of recording and playing back actual paint strokes, with additional advanced features for color blending, scripting, and content sharing tools.

ArtRage software will be included with select Sony VAIO Touch PC: Sony VAIO Tap 20, Sony VAIO Duo 11, Sony VAIO L24, Sony VAIO E14P and Sony VAIO T13.

Sony also introduced its first mobile Tabletop PC for the U.S. market, the VAIO Tap 20 PC, and its slider hybrid, the VAIO Duo 11 Ultrabook, combining innovative hardware designs with rich touch experiences powered by Windows 8.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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