||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Autodesk SketchBook Pro. (Discuss) Proposed since September 2012.|
Autodesk SketchBook Express 2010 on Mac OS X
|Stable release||2010 (4.0) / September 2009|
|Operating system||Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows|
|Type||Raster graphics editor|
Autodesk SketchBook Express is a digital drawing program based on its full-version counterpart, Autodesk SketchBook Pro. It is a professional-grade paint and drawing application designed for Windows, iOS, Mac OS X and Android devices. SketchBook Express offers a dedicated set of sketching tools and delivers them through an intuitive user interface. It is available as a free download with the purchase of a Wacom Intuos4 or Bamboo 3rd generation tablet. It was developed for use with touch-sensitive pen and tablet interfaces, such as pen tablets and tablet PCs.
Painting and drawing tools made to simulate real-life physical effects, such as pencils, markers, and brushes, are available. Users may create effects similar to those resulting from the use of traditional materials using the pressure-sensitivity features of some tablets.
SketchBook Express includes common features such as layers, "previous frame" and "next frame" buttons for animation, an assortment of included brush textures, canvas rotation, and a customizable color palette.
- Gesture-based marking menus for ultra-fast access to tools and commands with a flick of the wrist
- Optimized for pen and tablet-based interaction for a natural drawing experience
- Space Bar invokes a 'Puck' to quickly navigate the canvas
High Quality Preset Brushes
- Familiar preset tools, including pencils markers, airbrushes, erasers, flood fill tools, blur, and sharpen brushes
- Draw modes to quickly create circles, lines, rectangles
- Use 6 layers to build up drawings
Import Your Own Images
- Drag and drop or import images into a layer
Quick cropping tool
These features are not included in SketchBook Express but are included in SketchBook Pro:
- custom brush textures (imported or drawn)
- layer controls
- symmetric brushes
- guide lines
Earlier versions of SketchBook Express cannot save layers—they will flatten them before saving. Versions 5.5 and later, however, do allow preservation of layers.