#403 Daily dose : SketchBook

Fall in love with drawing again

Professional tools, a life-like drawing experience, and a beautiful interface. Available on every one of your devices.

Enjoy a superior drawing experience

SketchBook has a gorgeous interface that maximizes the drawing space of every device.

Feels like drawing

Draw without distraction

A truly elegant design knows when to get out of your way. The UI stays incognito until you’re ready to snag a pencil, pen, marker, or paint brush. Lose yourself in creativity instead of losing yourself in the menus.

Draw without distraction

Feels like drawing

Go big with a drawing engine that can handle a 100 mpx canvas while maintaining the zoomed-in feeling of traditional drawing. Professionals rely on its precision and speed, but mostly because it feels right.

iPad Shuster

Capture ideas whenever inspiration strikes

The best ideas are the ones you don’t forget to write down.

  • Paper to digital

    Paper to digital in a snap

    Your device’s camera just became a scanner. Scan Sketch imports your line art with a transparent background, ready for inking and coloring.

  • Available on all devices

    Available on all your devices

    You carry your phone with you everywhere. Let your ideas and art ride shotgun with a SketchBook subscription.

What I love about SketchBook is its stripped-down interface. It’s fast. It keeps up with my line.

— Jay Shuster, Pixar


Cintiq Trent

Refine your sketches into illustrated art

No other app can take you all the way from back-of-the-napkin doodle to fully realized masterpiece.

  • Familiar tools

    Familiar tools in a digital space

    Pencils, inks, markers, and over 190 customizable brushes that can incorporate both textures and shapes. Bonus: The exclusive Copic® Color Library beloved by illustrators.

  • Precision tools

    Serious innovation (when you want it)

    Use traditional rulers and ellipse guides for precise lines. Or embrace assistive wizardry with 16-sector Radial Symmetry and Predictive Stroke that smooths lines and corrects shapes. (Your secret’s safe with us.)

SketchBook removes the clutter, enabling you to develop an organic, natural grit in your artwork.

— Trent Kaniuga, Riot Games, Blizzard


Macbook Reid

A workflow that doesn’t feel like work

Start in SketchBook or end in SketchBook. Whatever works for your work.

  • PSD Compatible

    PSD compatible on all devices

    Export your work as JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and — of course — PSD. Layered PSDs are fully preserved (import and export), including layer names, groups, and blending modes.

  • Layer control

    A designer’s best friend

    SketchBook is used by product designers, architects, automobile, and industrial designers to iterate quickly and communicate their ideas.

Everything is contained in one little object. I can put it in my bag and bring my entire design studio with me.

— Reid Schlegel, Frog Design


SketchBook is Free for Education

Register as a student or educator at the Autodesk Education Portal and get SketchBook and all other Autodesk software for free.