OS X and iOS Black Friday deals for the artistically inclined

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Black Friday deals abound for the creatively inclined this shopping season.  To get you going, here are two Black Friday deals on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch apps and accessories that can transform your inspiration into an artistic masterpiece, both of which Appletell has reviewed and loves.

ArtRage Studio

Appletell reviewed ArtRage’s impressive iPad app—which offers just a hint of the creative power and innovative art capabilities available to desktop users—earlier this year as part of our Macworld|iWorld 2012 coverage.  ArtRage Studio and ArtRage Studio Pro are available for both Mac and PC, and right now they are both on sale: ArtRage Studio is $19.90 (regularly $29.90, over 30% off), while ArtRage Studio Pro is $29.90 (regularly $59.90, over 50% off). Both offer a truly unique painting simulation, modeling the physical interplay of a variety of paints, surfaces, drying behavior, and lighting rather than simply creating pixels of color. Paired with a pen tablet, ArtRage is almost a perfect replica of painting or sketching. ArtRage offers advanced features for everyday artists, while the Pro version offers additional options for more professional artists.


In addition to the discount on the ArtRage software, has an ArtRage Tutorial DVD available at a 50% discount: $19.99 (normally $39.99). Discounts on both the ArtRage software and tutorial last through November 26th, so download soon and get creating!

GoSmart Stylus


If you are smart (or just like to think you are), you can pick up a couple of styluses from the excellent GoSmart collection and get a third free. Why would you need three styluses you ask? After reviewing these earlier this year, Appletell can safely recommend them as excellent stocking stuffers, so you will definitely want to check out this deal.

This stylus is precise, easy to use, and (if you opt for the 300 series) an incredible conversation starter. Modeled like a rocket ship, the 300 Series is as effortlessly fantastic sitting on your desk as it is in your hand.

GoSmart Stylus

The 200 series offers a more traditional pen design that is still sleek and modern, and both offer up a pleasant heft and unparalleled accuracy due to their innovative crosshair nib. The nib makes it easy to see exactly what you are working on, so if you do happen to be painting in the ArtRage app on your iPad, you will be able to see exactly what is under your brush head.

To get the discount, which is only available on Friday 11/23, shop the GoSmart Amazon Storefront and use code WERSMART at checkout.

Be sure to check out Appletell’s complete coverage of Black Friday 2012 deals and events!

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