Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 2011
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- Autodesk SketchBook Pro offers professional-grade capabilities for artists, designers, and doodlers
- Fast and intuitive user interface
- So easy to learn, you’ll be productive in minutes
- Ultra-responsive and customizable digital pencils, pens, brushes, markers, and airbrushes
- Capture your ideas in writing, typed comments, and sketches… then email them instantly
- Work on standard images formats, including TIF, BMP, JPG, PNG and PSD
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Relied on by professionals, adored by everyone who loves to draw... SketchBook Pro translates sophisticated technology and professional functionality into a natural drawing experience; use it anywhere you would traditionally use paper and pen.
A Natural Sketching Experience
SketchBook Pro is, essentially, your virtual sketchbook. Designed specifically for pen-based interaction, transform your desktop computer, laptop, or Tablet PC into a digital sketch pad. The intuitive interface makes it easy to access a host of tools and state-of-the-art features, including pencils, markers, brushes, colours, guides, layers, and blending effects.
"It's the fantastic responsiveness and clean interface that keep me coming back to Sketchbook Pro--but the way new enhancements extend the shape and textural capabilities, make it easier than ever to tailor it to your individual drawing and painting needs. I love this software." -- Nick Harris, Illustrator (UK)
Your Creative Process
SketchBook Pro fits in virtually any creative workflow; load and view images and photographs for reference or mark-up and annotations. SketchBook Pro lets you open and save images from a variety of image formats, including moving files directly in and out of Photoshop.
Whether you are designing your next masterpiece, story boarding a feature film, expressing your wildest ideas, or just plain doodling, SketchBook Pro is your ultimate digital sketchbook.
Freely express your ideas and unleash your creativity with SketchBook Pro.
|New Tool bar for quick access||New Palette to store customised brushes|
|Import and export your own custom brush sets|| Selection Enhancement |
| Layer Enhancements || Preferences |
| Draw Modes to quickly capture basic shapes || New brush parameters for customizing brush textures |
| Image editing || Text Layers for annotations and type |
Top Customer Reviews
|Length: 3:50 Mins|
As a fine artist for well over 30 years and a graphic artist for the past 10, working with and owning the Adobe Creative Suite I can comfortably say that AutoDesk--the producer of AutoCAD, Maya, Alias 3ds- has created in the essential fine and graphic artists' software: Sketchbook Pro.
This software is monumentally important. And, that's not an exaggeration by any means. When one can pick up a pen-tablet and sketch almost as comfortably as a pencil on paper or tracing paper on a drafting table without any difficulty and choose between 14 different virtual mediums: that is incredible. What took me literally months and months of arduous trial and error and forbearing that high learning curve that Photoshop demands, Sketchbook Pro is nothing short of a godsend.
It took me no less than a few hours of playing around with it to get completely comfortable with this engineering marvel.
Sketchbook Pro has a clean, minimalist interface. There's a tool bar that has such editing capacities as Back/ Forward buttons, crop, lasso, zoom, ruler (slide ruler), ellipse, symmetry, line, rectangle, layers, brush palette and color editor. The color editor, by the way, is very similar in look and features as Photoshop's.
The brush palette has 14-different brush selection.Read more ›
One downside is that I use a lot of overlaid textures in my work, and I still find that photoshop has more precision in this field. However, it bridges the gap between other programs well, even allowing you to open up PSDs while keeping layers intact. It could also do with a few more brushes, but I still haven't discovered if you can create your own or download ones elsewhere. The ones provided are still good, but I would like a few more that imitate real brushes and media. If anyone could help in this area it would be greatly appreciated.
Despite this, it is still a wonderful piece of kit that every tablet owner should buy.
I was so impressed that I purchased a copy 7 days into my 14 day trial.
I understand Photoshop is a better product for finishing/polishing but the drawing aspects of Sketchbook Pro are superior in my opinion. Ultimately it's a personal preference but I loved this and I'm pretty sure you will too.
*Fast and easy installation.
*Great new features with templates, mirror drawing, etc.
Some "lag" after prolonged use (operating iMac 10.6.7, 4 gig ram)
Needs improvement on how to manipulate and save your custom brushes
By default the pen and pencil brushes offer the most expressive line when used with your pressure-sensitive tablet, but all the brush presets are customisable so you can also add more expression to normally less-sensitive brushes like markers and paintbrushes. I couldn't see any way to assign more then one colour to a single brush, they're only mono-tonal, and that's a feature from Adobe Photoshop which I really missed. Photoshop allows you to use both foreground and background colours simultaneously on a single brush and 'jitter' between them while working - it's great shorthand way to paint in a natural background texture, like foliage or grass.
This package includes both Windows and Mac versions of Sketchbook Pro (which are virtually identical) and you don't have to choose, you can install on both platforms and run both according to needs. There's also a useful 'Send Mail...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like all things of this nature, it's a high tech version of a pencil and pad. As a stand alone item, it's use on a PC would be minimal. Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2013 by Mike Harrison
Fortunately we have a Wacom Bamboo tablet which is a great device to control Autodesk Sketchbook pro 2011. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2013 by M. Williams
This software came as a pleasant surprise. I was expecting something as formal as Photoshop, and was wary as I'm not a geek by any means. Read morePublished on 6 Oct. 2012 by Jennifer's Reviews
I have just recently bought a tablet and this software to start digital art and found this a good buy. Read morePublished on 28 Aug. 2012 by Hannah
I'm always wary of new software - it either drags the machine down to a crawl, interferes with something essential, installs spyware, crashes intermittently or fails to work,... Read morePublished on 20 July 2012 by Levy
This has some nice tools. I particularly liked the mirror settings, that allow you to create two symmetrical halves (or four quadrants) of a design with one set of strokes. Read morePublished on 27 Jun. 2012 by Martyn Davies
This sketchbook software is very useful. It is designed specifically for pen based input. It is lie a real sketchbook really only you have much more choice and freedoms. Read morePublished on 21 Jun. 2012 by badger
So, been using this with my trusty bamboo graphics tablet (havnt tried it with anything else, sorry) and I love how responsive it is, really love that - using an i3 chipset. Read morePublished on 21 Jun. 2012 by ReviewWithaView
After buying a tablet for my PC I wanted to check which software will be best for drawing. I tried using photoshop (wich I use for photos), but it felt a bit to heavy and... Read morePublished on 21 Jun. 2012 by Steven C