Autodesk SketchBook Pro is for artists of all skill levels. This digital painting software allows you to draw and paint stunning works of art on your computer. SketchBook Pro does not have the large selection of brushes, pencils, pens and other tools that similar products offer. However, the quality of the drawings or paintings you can create with it, along with the software's ease of use and advanced features, outshine the lack of any particular type of brush or pencil.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro provides versatile features to help you create quality works of art. To enhance your paintings and drawings, you can add specific textures and text. You can also add annotations and other markups to your art. However, this application doesn't offer any specific tracing tool or auto-painting capability, which would help you transform photos into paintings.
One of the standout features of this painting software is its symmetrical drawing capability. This tool mirrors your strokes on a horizontal, vertical or simultaneous horizontal-vertical axis. Additionally, you can use the French curves feature to create more crisp and precise strokes.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro has a unique interface that requires a bit of a learning curve. However, once you have spent some time on the application, it is a breeze to use. You can access many tools using a lagoon, a circular toolbar on the canvas. You can also customize your brushes and choose your artistic tools' color using two pucks. Having the lagoon and the pucks located on the canvas makes it easy to access all of your most frequently used tools.
SketchBook Pro offers a fairly basic set of artistic tools, though still more than 100. These are the most common tools for digital art, including pencils, pens, markers and airbrushes. However, it's missing media types such as watercolors, crayons, sponges and chalk.
This digital painting software provides comprehensive file support and compatibility for importing images to your paintings and exporting your final creations. It supports the common image types, including TIFF, JPG, PNG and BMP. It is also compatible with Adobe Photoshop images, but it does not support as many file types as several similar products. This can be a problem if you plan to import a variety of images into your drawings or need to export your creations to a variety of formats.
In case you experience some difficulty learning this painter software or have any questions, Autodesk provides an extensive support center on its website. You can find FAQs, tutorials and a user forum. There is a blog, along with much social media assistance on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. If you wish to speak directly to a customer service representative, both email and telephone support are available.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro has the quality and the simplicity to impress. It doesn't have the most extensive brush options, and it has a bit of a learning curve, but the features and tools it does have help you create gorgeous digital art and put your creativity to the test.