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Price: $4.99

Category: Entertainment

Updated: May 18, 2012

Version: 2.5.1

Size: 35.4 MB

Seller: Autodesk

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

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(94 Ratings)

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SketchBook Pro for iPad by Autodesk Inc.

SketchBook Pro for iPad Screenshots


"This drop-dead gorgeous app for digital artists packs a rich feature set into a surprisingly intuitive interface." - WIRED Magazine.

Find out for yourself what has made SketchBook Pro the industry standard for digital sketching!

Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad is a professional-grade paint and drawing application. Using the same paint engine as its desktop counterpart, SketchBook Pro delivers a complete set of sketching & painting tools through a streamlined and intuitive user interface designed exclusively for the iPad experience.

Whether you are an occasional doodler or a professional illustrator, SketchBook Pro transforms your iPad into the ultimate digital SketchBook.


Full Screen work space with support for any device orientation

Retina Display on 3rd Gen iPad

Canvas size: 1024 x 768
6 layers on iPad 1
12 layers on iPad 2
18 layers on 3rd Gen iPad

Canvas size 2048 x 1536
4 layers on iPad 2
6 layers on 3rd Gen iPad

Multi-Touch Interface:
Two finger pan & zoom navigation with 2500% zoom
Three finger tap for controls
Three finger swipe gestures for quick access

High Quality Brushes and Tools:
Professional grade paint engine delivers smooth and precise brush strokes
More than 60 preset brushes, including pencils, pens, markers and natural media
Install more than 90 additional brushes and stamps brushes from the in-app Store
Completely customizable brush settings for each brush
Draw styles for creating straight lines, rectangles, and circles
Synthetic pressure sensitivity (brush fade-off)
Undo/Redo - 10 levels Gen 1 iPad 1 - 20 levels iPad 2 - 30 levels 3rd gen iPad
Dynamic symmetric drawing

Import images from Photo Library
Import from Camera on iPad 2
Duplicate, Merge and Reorder Layers
Move, scale, and rotate layers interactively using Multi-Touch
Toggle visibility and adjust Layer Opacity
Layer Blend Modes: Multiply, Add, Screen and Normal
Preserve Transparency mode to paint only where paint already exists
Template Library in the Layer Editor that includes a variety of grids, perspective reference and ruled paper.

Video Output

Store and view work-in-progress
Export images
Import/Export as a layered file (PSD)
Import/Export via iTunes File Sharing or Dropbox
iCloud support

Color Wheel with HSB and RBG color space
Customizable Color Swatches
Eye-dropper color selection
Erase color chip to convert any brush into custom eraser

Customizable UI
Customizable double tap canvas shortcuts.
Palettes to store your favorite brushes and colors
Radial menu so store custom brush and color combinations.

Stay Connected:
Built in SketchBook News panel for live info about Sketching events and announcements

Email any inquiries to:

What's New in Version 2.5.1

✓Fixes to Palm Rest
∙ Corrected conflicts resulting from Multitasking Gestures
✓ Fixes to INFO
∙ Corrected problem with Chinese & German language settings
∙ Fixed localization
∙ Link to 'store' has been removed

Customer Reviews

Almost... (3 stars)
For all the great features that Sketchbook has going for it, there are two glaring problems that make this app less than stellar. First, the blending tool, instead of blending or smearing the way an artist would expect, it just drags/warps the pixels in an exaggerated way with very little blending of color. Adjusting the settings for the tool doesn't improve it noticeably. Procreate, Inspire Pro, and even Luxdraw (a "toy" app) do a

Meh :/ (3 stars)
It's looks nice but it's not really practical. The art you create with this looks overtly digital. That's not necessarily a bad thing, if you're into that sort of thing, but I prefer apps that allow you to create both digital-looking art and natural-media type drawings and paintings. An essential part of this is a good blending tool. Now, I don't really like that word. "Blending" and "smudging" have a little bit of a nega

Best draw app! But lags at times. (3 stars)
The best app for drawing there is for iPad!

(comment for the developers: app becomes very slow when dealing with layers. With switching between layers, any action with layers makes very long load times and app becomes unresponsive for at least 10 seconds. Loading times needs a performance boost. This is from 3rd Gen iPad)

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