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Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2011

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2010 Autodesk, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by Autodesk, Inc., this publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form, by any method, for any purpose. Certain materials included in this publication are reprinted with the permission of the copyright holder. Trademarks The following are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and other countries: 3DEC (design/logo), 3December, 3December.com, 3ds Max, Algor, Alias, Alias (swirl design/logo), AliasStudio, Alias|Wavefront (design/logo), ATC, AUGI, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Learning Assistance, AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD Simulator, AutoCAD SQL Extension, AutoCAD SQL Interface, Autodesk, Autodesk Envision, Autodesk Intent, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Map, Autodesk MapGuide, Autodesk Streamline, AutoLISP, AutoSnap, AutoSketch, AutoTrack, Backburner, Backdraft, Built with ObjectARX (logo), Burn, Buzzsaw, CAiCE, Civil 3D, Cleaner, Cleaner Central, ClearScale, Colour Warper, Combustion, Communication Specification, Constructware, Content Explorer, Dancing Baby (image), DesignCenter, Design Doctor, Designer's Toolkit, DesignKids, DesignProf, DesignServer, DesignStudio, Design Web Format, Discreet, DWF, DWG, DWG (logo), DWG Extreme, DWG TrueConvert, DWG TrueView, DXF, Ecotect, Exposure, Extending the Design Team, Face Robot, FBX, Fempro, Fire, Flame, Flare, Flint, FMDesktop, Freewheel, GDX Driver, Green Building Studio, Heads-up Design, Heidi, HumanIK, IDEA Server, i-drop, ImageModeler, iMOUT, Incinerator, Inferno, Inventor, Inventor LT, Kaydara, Kaydara (design/logo), Kynapse, Kynogon, LandXplorer, Lustre, MatchMover, Maya, Mechanical Desktop, Moldflow, Moonbox, MotionBuilder, Movimento, MPA, MPA (design/logo), Moldflow Plastics Advisers, MPI, Moldflow Plastics Insight, MPX, MPX (design/logo), Moldflow Plastics Xpert, Mudbox, Multi-Master Editing, Navisworks, ObjectARX, ObjectDBX, Open Reality, Opticore, Opticore Opus, Pipeplus, PolarSnap, PortfolioWall, Powered with Autodesk Technology, Productstream, ProjectPoint, ProMaterials, RasterDWG, RealDWG, Real-time Roto, Recognize, Render Queue, Retimer,Reveal, Revit, Showcase, ShowMotion, SketchBook, Smoke, Softimage, Softimage|XSI (design/logo), Sparks, SteeringWheels, Stitcher, Stone, StudioTools, ToolClip, Topobase, Toxik, TrustedDWG, ViewCube, Visual, Visual LISP, Volo, Vtour, Wire, Wiretap, WiretapCentral, XSI, and XSI (design/logo). All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Disclaimer THIS PUBLICATION AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS MADE AVAILABLE BY AUTODESK, INC. "AS IS." AUTODESK, INC. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THESE MATERIALS. Published by: Autodesk, Inc. 111 McInnis Parkway San Rafael, CA 94903, USA

Contents

Chapter 1

What’s new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
What’s new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Improvements and enhancements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Chapter 2

Installation and Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Minimum system requirements . . . . . . . . . . Windows system requirements . . . . . . . Macintosh system requirements . . . . . . Tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Before installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For Mac users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For XP users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For Win 7 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Install Autodesk SketchBook Pro . . . . . . . . . Installing on Windows (PC and Tablet PC) . Installing on Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . Activate the software from a serial number . . . . Entering a serial number . . . . . . . . . . Improve performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troubleshoot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tablet PC setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuning system performance . . . . . . . . Disabling the pop-up keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . 11 . 12 . 12 . 12 . 12 . 13 . 13 . 14 . 14 . 22 . 22 . 24 . 24 . 25 . 26 . 26 . 27

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Disabling the mouse indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Chapter 3

Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Tool selection . . . . Tool summary . . . . Keyboard shortcuts . Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 . 31 . 34 . 37

Chapter 4

Change brushes and colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Choose a brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selecting default brushes or erasers . . . . . Changing brush properties . . . . . . . . . Resize a brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change brush properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choose a color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Picking a default color . . . . . . . . . . . Creating custom colors with a PC . . . . . Pick a color from the screen . . . . . Set the RGB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create a customized palette of colors . Show/hide parts of the Color Editor . Creating custom colors with a Mac . . . . . Pick a color from the screen . . . . . Create a customized palette of colors . Saving a customized color palette . . . . . . Blur and sharpen areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Undo and redo brushstrokes . . . . . . . . . . . Clear brushstrokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clearing the current layer . . . . . . . . . . Clearing an area from the current layer . . Swap between two brushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . 43 . 44 . 46 . 48 . 50 . 50 . 51 . 52 . 53 . 55 . 57 . 58 . 60 . 60 . 61 . 62 . 64 . 65 . 65 . 65 . 66

Chapter 5

Tools for sketching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Line and Shape tools . . . . . . . . . Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rectangles . . . . . . . . . . . . Polylines . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ovals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flood fill an area . . . . . . . . . . . . Flood filling an active layer . . . Opening Flood Fill properties . . Flood filling visible layers . . . . Changing flood fill tolerances . Rulers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 . 69 . 71 . 72 . 73 . 74 . 75 . 77 . 77 . 78 . 80

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Showing/hiding a straight edge ruler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Showing/hiding an elliptical ruler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Symmetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Chapter 6

View, edit, and save your sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Change your view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Zooming in on your sketch and moving around it . . . . . . . . . 87 Zooming using a touch strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Viewing the image at its actual size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Fitting an image in the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Select an area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Selecting a rectangular area (marquee) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Selecting an irregular area (lasso) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Selecting the entire canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Copy to another application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Copy parts of your sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Copying a rectangular area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Copying a lasso area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Copying and pasting the current layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Move, rotate, or scale a selected area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Crop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Using the Crop tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Cropping to a selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Cropping irregular shaped areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Cropping to a particular size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Resize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Resizing the canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Resizing an image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Changing the resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Changing document size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Using the Image Size window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Rotate canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Rotate or flip your sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Add an image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Color correct images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Hide or move the interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Create a new sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Save your sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Saving with an alpha channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Saving your sketch as an Adobe® Photoshop® file . . . . . . . . 125 Saving your sketch as an image file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Open a saved sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Chapter 7

Use

layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

About layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create a Texture Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 . . . . . . Delete or clear layers . . . . Deleting a brush set . . Rearranging layers . Changing settings for a Do-It-Yourself brush . 177 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 . . . . . . Add a text layer . . rotating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mirroring or flipping a layer . . . . . . . . . . . 180 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adjust the brush stamp for a Do-It-Yourself brush . . . . . . . . . Lock and unlock a layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or scaling a layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 . 155 . Adding a layer . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 . . . 146 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Organize layers . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 . . . . . . . . . 182 vi | Contents . . or scaling another layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Changing the opacity settings of a Do-It-Yourself brush . . . . . 161 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 . . . . . . Identify a layer . . . . . . . . 163 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 . . . . . . . . . . 172 . . 152 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 . . . . . . . . Modifying a texture brush . Copy and remove custom brushes . . . . . . . . Setting brush edges . Creating a custom brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .How do I use layers? . . . . . . . . . 165 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 . . . . . . . 170 . 164 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a texture brush . . . . . 181 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a brush set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deleting a custom brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 . . 157 Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Layer blending . . 138 . . . . . . . 135 . . . . . . . . . . rotating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 . . . . . . . . Moving. . . . . . . . Setting brush stamp spacing . . Copying a brush or eraser and customizing it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 . Selecting a layer . . . . . . . . . Identify a custom brush . . . . . . . . . . . 137 . . . . . . . . . 159 . . 159 Use brush sets . . . . . . . . . . . . Duplicating a layer . . Saving a texture brush . 160 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 . . . . . . . . . . 154 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting brush stamp aspect and rotation . . . 134 . . . . . . . . Merging two layers . . . . 150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edit a text layer . . Hide and show a layer . . . . . . . . . . . 174 . . . . Renaming a brush set . Importing a brush set . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Text . . . . . . . . Exporting a brush set . . . . . . Change the transparency of a layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 . . . . . . . Edit a layer . . . . Adjust the pressure sensitivity of a Do-It-Yourself brush . . . 167 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merging all layers . . . . . Create a Do-It-Yourself brush . . . . . . . 175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . send. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Install Snapshot . . . . . 212 . 182 . . . Manage custom brushes . . . . . . . . 213 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 . 225 Contents | vii . . . 208 . 197 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exporting a brush set . . . . . . . . 185 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 . . . . . . . . 185 . . . . . . . Importing Do-It-Yourself brushes . . . . . . . . . Installing the latest drivers . . . . . . 209 . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 . . . . . . . . . . . . Print a sketch . . . . . . . Associating file types with Autodesk SketchBook Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Changing the name of a custom brush or eraser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flip through your sketches . Change the brush cursor . . . . . . . . 213 . . . . . . . 203 . Hiding or showing scroll bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create your own brush icons . . . . . . . . . . . Changing the default canvas size for new files . . . . . Changing the cursor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adjusting stylus responsiveness . . . Tips for creating brush icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 . About the sample icon . . . . . . . . . . . . Opening a background template . Wacom tablet troubleshooting . Saving out brushes and textures (for PC) . . . . . . . . . 202 . . . . . . . . . Use background templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 . . . . . . . 192 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resetting your preferences . . . . . . . . 193 Chapter 9 Annotate. . . . . . . . . . . . 212 . . . What you need . . Replacing a custom brush icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 . . . . . . . . . Save custom brushes and textures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adjusting Tablet PC settings . . . Creating your own background template . . . . . . . . . . . present . . . . . 200 . 202 . . . . . . . . . Email a sketch . . . . Take a screen snapshot . . . . . . . Hiding the interface for a bigger viewing area . . . . . . . . . . 192 . 207 . . . . . . . . . . . Putting your images in order for presentation . . print. . . . . . . . . . . Improve performance . . . . . . Changing the behavior of Page Up and Page Down . . . . . . 192 . . . . . . . . Customizing marking menus . . Present images . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Change your interface . . . 204 Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . . . . 200 . . . . . . . . . . 204 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saving out brushes and textures (for Mac) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 . . 188 . . . . . . . . Presenting images . . . . . . 197 . . . Exporting Do-It-Yourself brushes . . . . . . . . . . . Changing the maximum number of undos . 210 . 190 . . Customizing lagoon icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . 229 Index . . . . 241 viii | Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chapter 11 Master list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Brush Palette The palette is now collapsible. 1 . making changes to the icons and Brush Palette.What’s new 1 What’s new Interface update We have updated the look of SketchBook. and adding a toolbar.

They enable you to group and manage DIY brushes. The brush is removed from the first brush set and now populates the second brush set. 2 | Chapter 1 What’s new . Import and use brush sets created by others. See Use brush sets on page 159. tap-drag and drop the brush to its new location within the same brush set. To move a brush from one brush set to another. The original remains in the first brush set and a duplicate appears in the second brush set. then drop it into place. Export sets for others to use or save them to an external drive. then drop it into place. See Creating a brush set on page 159. Label your brush set to help identify each one. To rearrange brushes. ■ ■ Brush sets Brush sets have been added to the palette. which contains the following menu options for working in the Brush Palette: New Brush Set Creates a new area for grouping and managing brushes. tap-drag the brush to its new location. Brush Palette menu We added .Rearranging brushes in the palette The following are new ways to move brushes within the Brush Palette: ■ To copy a brush from one brush set to another. Shift-tap and drag the brush to its new location.

Copy Brush Creates a duplicate of the selected brush and adds it to the selected brush set. See Exporting a brush set on page 191. See Deleting a custom brush on page 169. See Renaming a brush set on page 160. What’s new | 3 .Delete Brush Set Removes a brush set area and all its brushes from the Brush Palette. See Copying a brush or eraser and customizing it on page 168. Rename Brush Set Enables the changing of the brush set name. See Importing a brush set on page 163. See Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165. Export Brush Set Creates a file containing all the brushes in a selected brush set that you can send to others or save to a harddrive. See Deleting a brush set on page 164. Import Brush Set Loads an exported brush set file into the Brush Palette. Delete Brush Permanently removes the selected brush. New Brush Creates a new brush and adds it to the selected brush set.

and editors was added to improve interaction. Use it to create interesting custom brushes. Brush properties Rotation Jitter was added to Brush Properties.Toolbar For mouse users. a toolbar consisting of editing and selection tools. which lends some randomness to the stroke you create with it. 4 | Chapter 1 What’s new . See Tool selection on page 29. guides.3 Rotation Jitter OFF Tablet support We have added the Kworld Kanvus and N-Trig to the list of tablets we support. It rotates the stroke and adds a bit of noise. Rotation Jitter set at 2. shape and symmetry tools.

Invert Converts the color information for each pixel to its complimentary color.More user support links In the Help menu. red. See Softly lighten an image on page 140. green. Image editing In the Image menu we added the following features for editing an image: Brightness/Contrast Adjusts either the overall luminance (brightness) or increases the gap in luminance values between adjacent pixels (contrast). See Adjusting the brightness and contrast of an image on page 116. Grayscale Removes all color from an image. the following color correction options have been added to provide additional image editing tools: Screen Produces an overall lightening effect to the composition. See Setting grayscale on page 121. What’s new | 5 . saturation. Layer blending In the Layer Editor. Check For Updates Select this option to visit a page with information about updates for SketchBook. See Adjusting the hue. yellow. Color Balance Adjusts the amount of cyan. It produces an effect opposite to that of Multiply. See Inverting an image on page 121.sketchbooknews. Hue/Saturation Adds/subtracts color (hue) or adjusts the relative amount of color (saturation) in each pixel. and blue in each pixel. magenta. and lightness of an image on page 118. See Adjusting the color balance of an image on page 120. we have added the following links: SketchBook News Select this option to visit http://www. Each pixel on the layer is brightened by a value equal to or lesser than the value of pixels on other layers occupying the same location in the layer stack.com/ to get the latest news about SketchBook and its related products.

The value for each pixel on the layer is darkened by a value equal to or greater than the value of pixels on other layers occupying the same location in the layer stack. None Removes any color correction applied to the layer. Persistent layer selection After selecting a region on the canvas. but in a more extreme manner.Multiply Produces an overall darkening effect to the layer appearance. Your selection isn’t lost. Add Lightens the overall composition. This is applied as a lineaer calculation. the “marching ants” created by the Select/Lasso/Crop tools stay active. It produces a similar effect to combining one or more photographic transparencies together and looking through them. See Softly darken an image on page 142. See Remove color correction on page 146. if you switch layers. See Add light to an image on page 144. Each pixel is brightened by a value equal to or lesser than the value of pixels on other layers occupying the same location in the layer stack. similar to Screen. 6 | Chapter 1 What’s new .

Save with alpha When the background is transparent. ■ In the Background layer. a checkered pattern appears. What’s new | 7 . you must either select File > New and start a new project or quit SketchBook and restart. IMPORTANT For this option to take effect. tap one of the following: ■ Tiff to save files as . select Transparent background. 2 In the Default Save Format section. Default saved file format In the Preferences. There are a couple ways to set background layer transparency: ■ In Edit > Preference > General. under Options. or PSD.tif format. When the image is saved as a TIFF. PNG. the alpha channel is saved. 1 Select Edit > Preferences > General. you can set the default file format SketchBook will use to save your files. click-drag the Opacity slider.

See Line and Shape tools on page 69. Text creation Use the Text tools to apply simple RTF text to enrich your sketches. 2 From Save as type. When finished. In the Layer Editor. 8 | Chapter 1 What’s new . Save as TIFF or PSD Select a format. Use these to quickly create perfect shapes and straight lines. Add Text Layer Opens the Edit Text Layer for entering text. for saving an image with layers. and circles. and change its transparency. a Text layer is created and the text appears on that new layer. ovals. 3 TapOK. squares. edit it. add text. polygonal shapes.■ PSD to save files as . 1 Select File > Save. click the arrow and select either TIFF Files or Adobe Photoshop PSD Files.psd format that can be opened in Photoshop. Edit Text Layer Opens the Edit Text Layer window for making changes to the text. Line and Shape tools The Lines and Shapes tools are now found in the toolbar and help you create lines. rectangles. See Add a text layer on page 146. either a TIFF or PSD.

These icons can be added to marking menus and will appear in the brush palette. The background color of a custom brush stamp can be deleted.an interactive vertical slider was added and a marking menu option for opening the layer opacity dialog. Crop tool .the issue with crop offsetting after transforming a canvas has been fixed. Brush icons of texture stamp can be created to better identify each custom brush. See Edit a text layer on page 147. Symmetry . and jitter scale. Improvements and enhancements The following improvements have been made: ■ Layer opacity control .NOTE When there is no Text layer. spacing jitter. This stops your stroke from crossing the center line when sketching. ■ ■ ■ Improvements and enhancements | 9 .added new controls for spacing noise. Custom texture brush .the Stroke stops at the center line option was added to the General tap in the preferences. this option is not available.

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■ For an Intuos 3 or higher tablet or Wacom Cintiq active tablet. and setup instructions supplied for each. please ensure that your hardware meets the following requirements. though they might work. To ensure Autodesk SketchBook Pro runs to its potential. with a new banner image for each day it is used. Windows system requirements ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 800 MHz CPU Microsoft Windows® XP. NOTE Not all tablet brands are supported. installation. Wacom drivers 6. For this version of Autodesk SketchBook Pro. or Windows7® 256 MB of RAM Graphics card capable of 1024 x768 display We recommend you use a pressure-sensitive tablet and pen for basic features. we added a 15 non-consecutive day trial version of SketchBook Pro. 11 .1.2-5 or higher. there are different minimum system requirements.Installation and Setup 2 Minimum system requirements Since Autodesk SketchBook Pro runs on Mac and Windows platforms and with Tablet PCs.

5.Macintosh system requirements ■ ■ ■ ■ Mac OS X. Intel-based CPU only 256 MB of RAM Graphics card capable of 1024 x 768 display We recommend you use a pressure-sensitive tablet and pen for basic features. NOTE Not all tablet brands are supported. If you don’t. though they might work. Before installation If you participated in either the Alpha or Beta program and created custom brushes or textures. Tablet PC We designed Autodesk SketchBook Pro for pressure-sensitive Tablet PC devices running Microsoft® Windows XP™ Tablet PC Edition operating system. 10.xml.6. 12 | Chapter 2 Installation and Setup . 3 Save them on your desktop.xml and LagoonMMDefinition. these custom brushes will be deleted and your marking menus could contain unexpected combinations of tools.0 and delete userPreferences. 2 Copy your BrushTextures and CustomBrushes folders. Version 10. For Mac users 1 Go to [Macintosh HD]/Users/[user account]/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/SketchBook Pro/4. you will need to save them.0. 4 Return to [Macintosh HD]/Users/[user account]/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/SketchBook Pro/4. before installing the latest version of SketchBook Pro. then delete your preferences.

In Advanced settings. For XP users 1 Go to C:\Documents and Settings\[user account]\Application Data\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro\5. Your custom brushes and textures are now accessible in SketchBook Pro 2011.xml and LagoonMMDefinition. For Win 7 users 1 Go to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro\5.0.0 and delete userPreferences. For XP users | 13 . NOTE If Application Data is hidden. copy the BrushTextures and CustomBrushes folders and paste them in C:\Documents and Settings\[user account]\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro\5.xml.5 Install the latest version of SketchBook Pro. 5 Install the latest version of SketchBook Pro. 3 Save them on your desktop. Click the View tab. 6 After the installation.0. 4 Return to C:\Documents and Settings\[user account]\Application Data\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro\5. follow these instructions to make is visible. Click OK. 2 Copy your BrushTextures and CustomBrushes folders. 6 After the installation. Select Show hidden files and folders . select Tools > Folder Options to open the Folder Options window. In the menu bar. copy the BrushTextures and CustomBrushes folders and paste them in [Macintosh HD]/Users/[user account]/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/SketchBook Pro/4. go to Files and Folders > Hidden files and folders. 2 Copy your BrushTextures and CustomBrushes folders.0.0. Your custom brushes and textures are now accessible in SketchBook Pro 2011.

if this is not the case or you are downloading the software from our web site. Install Autodesk SketchBook Pro To ensure Autodesk SketchBook Pro is installed correctly. 2 Choose a location for the installation and click Next. please find the appropriate section and following the installation instructions.3 Save them on your desktop. 14 | Chapter 2 Installation and Setup .xml. DVD installation 1 Place the SketchBookPro DVD into your disc drive. see Activate the software from a serial number on page 22. if you installed the SketchBook Pro alpha. However. If you do not have the alpha installed.0. copy the BrushTextures and CustomBrushes folders and paste them in C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro\5. If you are activating the software from a license. Your custom brushes and textures are now accessible in SketchBook Pro 2011.xml and LagoonMMDefinition. 4 Return to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro\5. inserting it into your disc drive should start the installation process. 6 After the installation. Installing on Windows (PC and Tablet PC) There are two methods for installing SketchBookPro. see Manual installation. uninstall it. 5 Install the latest version of SketchBook Pro. For people with the SketchBookPro DVD.0 and delete userPreferences.

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then reinstall. 3 Click Yes when asked if you want to remove the software. Click Done. 3 Follow the installation instructions.exe. Uninstalling SketchBook Pro 1 Click the Start menu and select Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs to open a window.exe file. 2 Locate Autodesk SketchBookPro 2011 and click the Remove button. The software will be removed and the window can be closed.Manual installation 1 Download the Autodesk SketchBook Pro executable file. Installing on Windows (PC and Tablet PC) | 21 . 2 Double-click the Autodesk_Sketchbook_Pro_2011_English_WIN_32bit. you will see the screen that follows and will need to uninstall the old version of the software before continuing. Autodesk_Sketchbook_Pro_2011_English_WIN_32bit. uninstall the software. If a previous version of the software is installed on your machine.

to continue. see Manual installation.Now. inserting it into your disc drive should start the installation process.dmg. if you do not accept the licensing conditions. 2 Double-click the Autodesk_Sketchbook_Pro_2011_English_MAC_32bit. Autodesk_Sketchbook_Pro_2011_English_MAC_32bit. 22 | Chapter 2 Installation and Setup .mpkg file. the product activation window appears. DVD installation 1 Place the SketchBookPro DVD into your disc drive. 2 Double-click Autodesk_Sketchbook_Pro_2011_English_MAC_32bit. Manual installation 1 Download and double-click the disk image (. the installation is terminated. Installing on Windows (PC and Tablet PC). See the previous section. Please note that during the installation process. Please note that during the installation process. For people with the SketchBookPro DVD.dmg) file. 3 Follow the instructions.mpkg to launch the installer. if you do not accept the licensing conditions. 3 Follow the instructions. Installing on Macintosh There are two methods for installing SketchBookPro. this opens a Finder window. if this is not the case or you are downloading the software from our web site. the installation is terminated. However. repeat the installation process. Activate the software from a serial number The first time you open SketchBook.

manually enter the serial number. WARNING When pasting the serial number emailed to you. Activate the software from a serial number | 23 . before. or after the number.1 Click Enter Serial Number to enter your serial number and product key. 2 Click OK. ensure there are no spaces anywhere within. A space will cause the installation to fail. If in doubt.

try the following suggestions: ■ Right-click on the SketchBook application icon to select Properties. In the window that appears. check Disable desktop compositing. Restart Sketchbook to improve performance. Select Edit > Preferences to open the Preferences window. NOTE If you don’t have a serial number. deselect Enable Rotate Canvas. Improve performance To improve performance. Click OK. in the Graphics section. there is another place where a serial number can be entered. then click OK. 2 Enter the serial number and product key from the product packaging or online purchase confirmation. In the General tab. 1 Select Help > Enter Serial Number to open the SketchBook Pro Product Activation window. you can still use SketchBook by clicking Use Trial to install a 15 non-consecutive day trial version. ■ 24 | Chapter 2 Installation and Setup .Entering a serial number Besides going through the procedure above.

Troubleshoot The following is a list of known issues: The installer does not obey the OS native language Example: You want English. acceleration. Many users who use an English OS often set their regional language to another language. 1 Select Edit > Preferences > Language (After after application restart). and pen input Users of either the Wacom Cintiq or Intuos tablet devices may experience the following issues due to drivers or Wacom tablet properties: ■ ■ ■ Cursor offset (Cintiq) Cursor acceleration (dual monitor setups) Erratic pen input See Wacom tablet troubleshooting on page 213 for more information. Why: The Standards and Formats language setting is set to French. 4 Restart your machine for the change to take affect. instead. Solution: Since Sketchbook is language agnostic. Troubleshoot | 25 . 3 Click OK.NOTE When Enable Rotate Canvas is deselected. the installer obeys the Standards and Formats language setting (Control Panel > Regional and Language Options) and French appears. Cursor offset. 2 Select a language from the pull-down menu. however. Rotate Canvas is not available. you can edit your preferences and set the language you want. so that they can properly view formatted documents in that language.

1 Go to your system's Start menu. 4 Select the Printers and Other Hardware category. 6 Under the Display tab. due to hardware implementation. Some Tablet PC models run slower in portrait mode. Tablet PC setup We recommend the following additional setup to get the best experience possible with a Tablet PC. We recommend using landscape mode in this situation. 5 Select the Tablet and Pen Settings icon.TIP In the Wacom tablet properties. 2 Select Setting > Control Panel . 2 Select Control Panel. select the Primary Landscape screen orientation. 26 | Chapter 2 Installation and Setup . Selecting the best performance setting 1 Go to your system's Start menu. Tuning system performance For best performance. use the primary landscape orientation. tap Mapping and ensure Force Proportions is checked on. 3 Make sure the Category View is showing. This is a quick fit for many cursor issues.

2 Select Setting > Control Panel . turn this checkbox back on. 6 From the Visual Effects tab. 6 In the window that appears. you can temporarily disable the window as follows: 1 Go to the Start menu. Disabling the pop-up keyboard When you wiggle the pen. It turns blue when selected. 4 Select the Performance and Maintenance category. Disabling the pop-up keyboard | 27 . 9 De-select the Enable Start Input Panel Gesture checkbox. If you find this window interferes with your sketching workflow. 3 Make sure the Category View is showing. which removes the checkmark.3 Make the category view visible (the window contains the heading "Pick a category"). select the Start Input Panel Gesture entry. try to increase the size threshold of the pen wiggle by increasing the value of the Gesture slider to Large . 5 Select the Tablet and Pen Setting icon. to type a file name). When you enter text again (for example. As an alternative. select Adjust for best performance . select the Pen Options tab. 5 Select the Adjust Visual Effects tab. 4 Select the Printers and Other Hardware category. a keyboard window appears. 7 Under the Pen Action heading. 8 Click the Settings button.

6 In the window that appears. It turns blue when selected. 8 Click the Settings button. 3 Make sure the Category View is showing. select the Press and Hold entry. disable it as follows: 1 Go to the Start menu. 9 In the window that appears. Disabling the mouse indicator If a right mouse button indicator keeps popping up next to the pen. 5 Select the Tablet and Pen Settings icon. select the Pen Options tab. 7 Under the Pen Action heading. 4 Select the Printers and Other Hardware category.10 Click OK . turn off the Enable press and hold for right-click checkbox. 2 Select Setting > Control Panel . 28 | Chapter 2 Installation and Setup .

you can pick a tool using one of the following methods: Selecting tools quickly ■ Flick toward an icon to select it. the screen may not update until you touch the tablet again with the stylus. You do not have to wait for the icons to appear. Otherwise. 29 . maintain contact with the tablet and keep your motion slow at the end of the stroke.Basics 3 Tool selection When working in SketchBook. NOTE When you flick.

30 | Chapter 3 Basics . then lift the stylus. NOTE The program does not use the barrel button on the stylus. Selecting tools with the toolbar Tap a tool in the toolbar to select it. 3 Stroke through the tool you want to use. NOTE If the toolbar is not visible.Selecting tools (another way) 1 Touch the stylus to an icon and hold. hold the stylus over it to see a tooltip. NOTE To find out what a tool does. select Window > Toolbar to display it. 2 Additional tools appear.

■ ■ Line and Shape tools on page 69 Resize a brush on page 46 Tool summary | 31 ..Troubleshooting For information on how to tailor the Tablet PC system to your own gestures.... See. see the following topics: ■ ■ Adjusting stylus responsiveness on page 223 Wacom tablet troubleshooting on page 213 Tool summary An overview of the icons at the bottom of the display. The Autodesk SketchBook Pro Sketching Tools To learn how to. see the Tablet PC setup section of the Installation and Setup chapter. If you have trouble with brushstrokes being too heavy when you press lightly.

and symmetry ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Change your view on page 87 About layers on page 129 Mirroring or flipping a layer on page 137 Rearranging layers on page 150 Organize layers on page 150 Delete or clear layers on page 154 Rulers on page 80 Rotate or flip your sketch on page 113 Rotate canvas on page 112 32 | Chapter 3 Basics . layers.Use the Brush Palette ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Change brush properties on page 48 Flood fill an area on page 74 Copy and remove custom brushes on page 167 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165 Adjust the brush stamp for a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 178 Identify a custom brush on page 182 Create a Texture Brush on page 174 Manage custom brushes on page 189 Use brush sets on page 159 ■ ■ Use the Colors Editor ■ ■ Choose a color on page 50 Picking a default color on page 50 Creating custom colors with a PC on page 51 Saving a customized color palette on page 61 ■ ■ Interface controls ■ Customizing lagoon icons on page 206 Hide or move the interface on page 122 Change your interface on page 205 ■ ■ Zoom. rulers. view controls. move. rotate.

rotate. edit. save. and layer transform ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Select an area on page 90 Copy parts of your sketch on page 92 Crop on page 96 Clear brushstrokes on page 65 Copy to another application on page 91 Copy and remove custom brushes on page 167 Clear brushstrokes on page 65 Move. open and interface options ■ ■ Create a new sketch on page 123 Open a saved sketch on page 127 Use background templates on page 200 Save your sketch on page 124 ■ Undo and redo brushstrokes on page 64 Undo and redo Tool summary | 33 .■ ■ Default brushes and editor ■ ■ ■ ■ Line and Shape tools on page 69 Resize a brush on page 46 Change brush properties on page 48 Swap between two brushes on page 66 Undo and redo brushstrokes on page 64 Clear brushstrokes on page 65 ■ ■ Default colors and editor ■ Choose a color on page 50 Creating custom colors with a PC on page 51 Saving a customized color palette on page 61 ■ ■ Select. or scale a selected area on page 94 ■ ■ New.

Keyboard shortcuts Control your view Zoom and move Fit to view PC Spacebar (hold it down) Ctrl+0 (zero) Mac Spacebar (hold it down) +0 (zero) Actual size Alt+Ctrl+0 (zero) Option+ Move to next/previous image Page Up.) [ or 0 ] or 9 Mac Option (hold it down) Rotate Canvas left (1) Rotate Canvas right (1) Colors and brushes Pick a color with the Eyedropper tool Draw straight lines (horizontal or vertical) Shift (hold it down) Shift (hold it down) 34 | Chapter 3 Basics . Page Down (These settings are reversible in the Preferences window. Page Down (These settings are reversible in the Preferences window.) [ or 0 ] or 9 PC Alt (hold it down) +0 (zero) Page Up.

rotate layer Selection and editing Use Select tool Use Lasso select tool Select all PC V (hold it down) PC M L Ctrl+A Mac V (hold it down) Mac M L +A De-select Ctrl+D +D Cut Ctrl+X +X Copy Ctrl+C +C Paste Ctrl+V +V Keyboard shortcuts | 35 .Draw straight diagonal lines Rearrange brushes D (hold it down) D (hold it down) Shift (hold it down and drag) B (hold it down) S Shift (hold it down and drag) B (hold it down) S Resize brush Swap with previous brush. or return to brush tool Layers Move. scale.

(comma) Ctrl+J +J Mac Hide/show tools 36 | Chapter 3 Basics . (c omma) +.Clear/Delete selection Redo Delete Ctrl+Y Delete Shift+ Undo Ctrl+Z +Z General keys Open PC Ctrl+O +O New Ctrl+N +N Save Ctrl+S +S Print Ctrl+P +P Exit Ctrl+Q +Q Get help F1 Mac +Z +Shift+? Control your interface Open the Preferences window PC Ctrl+.

pen. Available brushes include pencil. Glossary Definitions of terms used in this help. and smear pen. airbrush. felt pen. these hotkeys will need to be mapped. eraser.Go to full screen and hide menubar Alt+Ctrl+J Option+ T or Tab T or Tab +J Show/hide floating windows and lagoon Tools Ruler Ellipse Symmetry (across horizon line) Symmetry (across vertical line) PC R E X Mac R E X Y Y NOTE (1) If using a Wacom Intuos4. chisel brush. paintbrush. ■ ■ Line and Shape tools on page 69 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165 Glossary | 37 . brush A tool that lets you make brushstrokes on a canvas. marker.

color wheel A circular area in the Colors window for selecting hues and primary colors. ■ Choose a color on page 50 flick stroke The quick action of touching the stylus to an icon and stroking toward one of its affiliated tools. ■ Crop on page 96 custom brush A brush you either copied or created as a Do-It-Yourself brush. color shading and tint can be fine-tuned using the SV (saturation and value) triangle. 38 | Chapter 3 Basics . ■ Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165 eyedropper For PC users. keeping only a selected part. go to the Preferences window. the canvas is available for applying brushstrokes or adding artistic elements. and add your own custom brushes.brush outline An outline that lets you see the size of brushes before you make a brushstroke. The lower part of the Brush Palette stores the custom brushes. ■ ■ Line and Shape tools on page 69 Copy and remove custom brushes on page 167 brushstroke A mark made by the movement of a brush on the canvas. a tool for selecting an exact color under the stylus. ■ Choose a color on page 50 crop To remove the outer parts of an image. A term taken from fine arts. using a key and stylus (pen-down) to replace a mouse right-click and hotkey. ■ ■ Crop on page 96 Resize on page 101 clutch key A key combination. brush palette A window where you can choose from default brushes. ■ Change your interface on page 205 hotkey A keyboard shortcut that performs a particular action. For PC users. To turn it off. canvas The total image area.

The lagoon can be changed using the Lagoon Preferences and Interface Controls.For PC users. For best performance with a Tablet PC. Current Color. Press and hold your stylus over an icon. In Autodesk SketchBook Pro. ■ Adjusting Tablet PC settings on page 225 Glossary | 39 . portrait) For PC users. landscape. Redo. use primary landscape orientation when zooming in on and pulling your sketch around. you can control the opacity of paint on brushes and layers. It contains tools. and icons containing groups of tools arranged in marking menus. Flick toward the tool you want. such as Undo. ■ Select an area on page 90 layer An image laying over or under other images. the positioning of a rectangular image. ■ ■ ■ Change your interface on page 205 Customizing lagoon icons on page 206 Customizing marking menus on page 207 lasso select The ability to select irregular (non-rectangular) shapes. either vertically (portrait) or horizontally (landscape). ■ Change your interface on page 205 mirror To flip an image or layer around its vertical center axis. ■ ■ Adjust the pressure sensitivity of a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 170 Change the transparency of a layer on page 157 orientation (primary. ■ About layers on page 129 marking menu A menu where you use gestures to perform menu selections. ■ Keyboard shortcuts on page 34 lagoon An area in the bottom left corner of the SketchBook pane. Additional tools appear. Layers let you separate or hide parts of an image. All these images taken together comprise one complete image. this feature is available for computers with keyboards. Current Tool. ■ Rotate or flip your sketch on page 113 opacity The opposite of transparency.

brushstrokes get thicker and/or darker gradually as you increase the pen pressure. Autodesk SketchBook Pro supports a stylus eraser (which you can change by changing the hard eraser). A small stamp spacing value puts stamps close together. When you increase the pen responsiveness. also known as a pen. ■ Adjust the brush stamp for a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 178 stroke What is created when you paint or draw in SketchBook. ■ Undo and redo brushstrokes on page 64 stylus A writing device used in conjunction with a tablet. ■ Adjusting stylus responsiveness on page 223 pen-down The action of placing the tip of the stylus firmly on the tablet and holding it in place for a moment. you get a wide range of intermediate values for pressure-sensitive brushes as you press harder on the stylus. but does not use the stylus barrel button. the stamps spread out. Autodesk SketchBook Pro supports a stylus eraser (which you can change by changing the hard eraser). For example. ■ Save your sketch on page 124 Shape texture brush A texture brush created using the Shape option. separated by a stamp spacing value make up each stroke. producing a dark smooth brushstroke that is potentially less responsive (slower).pen responsiveness A stylus responds differently to the amount of pressure you apply. but does not use the stylus barrel button. 1 + pen-down = right-click + 1 PSD The file format used by the Adobe® Photoshop® application program. It has no defined color associated with the brush. ■ Change your interface on page 205 40 | Chapter 3 Basics . Doing this in combination with a clutch key creates an action equivalent to a right-click and hotkey of the same value. unlike a Shape + Colors texture brush ■ Undo and redo brushstrokes on page 64 stamp spacing A series of stamps. As the spacing value increases. A high spacing value produces a responsive brushstroke that appears as a series of dots. producing a brushstroke that is lighter and not as smooth.

SV (saturation and value) triangle In the Colors window. of brush) The amount of detail you can see underneath a layer or brushstroke. ■ Choose a color on page 50 swatch In the Color Editor. a triangle in which you can click to adjust the shading and tint of the color. ■ Choose a color on page 50 transparency (of layer. a rectangular area showing the currently selected color. ■ ■ ■ Change brush properties on page 48 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165 Change the transparency of a layer on page 157 Glossary | 41 . The opposite of opacity.

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Or. which make sketching a straight line a breeze. You can choose from an assortment of default brushes. Selecting default brushes or erasers 1 Place your stylus over . if you are looking for something different. Select a default eraser for modifications. 43 . change the brush setting to create something customized.Change brushes and colors 4 Choose a brush Sketching starts with selecting a brush.

The brush palette appears. Changing brush properties 1 Click the current brush icon.2 Flick the stylus toward the drawing tool you want to use. NOTE For erasing. 3 To access additional brushes. 44 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors . you can also use the eraser tip of your stylus. click the current brush icon. NOTE The last-used brush is saved for the next session. if it has one.

2 Select the brush you want to change. These settings vary for each type of brush. 4 The Brush Properties window appears. double-click the brush. where you can change various settings. Changing brush properties | 45 . Or. 3 Select .

change it by either using the resize tool or a handy hotkey. making it difficult to get into an area. 2 Select in the brush palette. taking you too long to do what you need to do? If so. 46 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors . The Resize Brush pad appears. and stays up even if you close the brush palette. try changing its size. or too small.Resize a brush Is the brush or eraser the wrong size. The brush palette appears. 1 Click the current brush icon. If you are using the stylus eraser.

the brush outline and a numerical value tell you. the brush outline and a numerical value update. 3 Drag the stylus over this pad to change the brush size. As the brush becomes bigger or smaller. 2 Drag the stylus to resize. Resize a brush | 47 . If the brush becomes bigger or smaller. Resizing your brush with a hotkey 1 Hold down the B key. An outline of the brush appears.NOTE You can move the Resize Brush pad by click-dragging the outer edge.

smear. Drag the eraser end of the stylus over the Resize Brush tool. or tolerance is off. 48 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors . For more information. flow. ■ Change brush properties If a brush isn’t creating the stroke you want because the hardness.Resizing the eraser end of the stylus The eraser on the end of your stylus is linked to the hard eraser brush. size. slant. Either: ■ Change the properties of the hard eraser brush. The brush palette appears. you can change its properties to make it your own. 1 Click the current brush icon. see Change brush properties on page 48. opacity.

double-click the brush. These settings vary for each type of brush.2 Select the brush you want to change. 3 Select . see Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165. NOTE For full control over all brush settings. Change brush properties | 49 . 4 Change the brush settings in the Brush Properties window. Or.

Or. With all these additions. if a client has a set color palette. if you can’t find what you want. create your own. if the palette is too large. Some default colors appear. to change your brushstrokes to this color. But.Choose a color Change the color of brushes. SketchBook comes with an assortment of default colors. 2 Flick the stylus toward the color you want. Picking a default color 1 Press your stylus over . hide what isn’t needed. 50 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors . pick the colors and add them to your palette.

The current color appears in the tool interface. NOTE The next time SketchBook opens. Creating custom colors with a PC | 51 . All start with accessing the Color Editor. 2 The Color Editor appears to select colors. 1 Click the current color icon. the color last selected becomes the active default color. Creating custom colors with a PC There are a few methods for creating a custom color.

the color appears in the swatch. 52 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors .Pick a color from the screen 1 In the Color Editor. click The cursor changes to . . 2 Click when the tip of is over the color you want to use. When you lift the stylus.

1 Open the Color Editor. Creating custom colors with a PC | 53 . there are three RGB fields that allow you to edit the individual RGB values. 2 Click the RGB fields and add numeric values.Set the RGB In the Color Editor.

3 The color in the Color Wheel changes to display a color with those RGB values. 54 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors .

Create a customized palette of colors 1 When creating a color to keep. Creating custom colors with a PC | 55 . drag the color chip from the swatch to a palette spots at the bottom of the Color Editor. You can insert a color chip between two chips.

56 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors .2 To change a particular color in the palette. drag another color over top of it.

Creating custom colors with a PC | 57 .Show/hide parts of the Color Editor The top and bottom of the Color Editor have arrows for showing and hiding aspects of the editor.

■ Click the arrow at the top of the editor to show/hide the color wheel. you can determine the number of visible color chips. ■ Click the arrow at the bottom of the editor to show/hide the color palette. If you click-drag the bar containing the arrow up/down while the palette is open. Creating custom colors with a Mac 1 Click the current color icon. 58 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors .

Creating custom colors with a Mac | 59 . Crayons. Developer.2 The Colors Editor that appears to pick a new color. RGB. or create your own list of colors. CMYK. Lets you choose the hue and tints from a color wheel. Lets you choose from various lists of colors (Apple. Lets you specify a color by various color gradients. NOTE This window varies depending on your version of Mac OS X. Web Safe). and the value (light) from a slider. such as gray scale. or HSB values.

drag the color chip from the swatch to a palette spots at the bottom of the Color Editor.Lets you choose a color from a spectrum of hues and values. 60 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors . When you lift the stylus. . click any color on the screen. Pick a color from the screen 1 Click in the color selector. Create a customized palette of colors 1 When creating a color to keep. The cursor changes to 2 With the cursor’s bull’s-eye of the magnifying glass over the color you want. the color appears in the swatch. Lets you pick from 48 colors displayed as a box of crayons.

drag a color over top of it. The next time SketchBook opens. Saving a customized color palette | 61 . Saving a customized color palette Any time while working. the color palette appears.2 To change a particular color in the palette. you can save a customized color palette by selecting File > Save.

Simply paint over the area with the brush. Blur Softens the areas it’s used on. To change their size or strength. At any time. 62 | Chapter 4 Change brushes and colors . you can save these settings or reset the brush to its default settings. making it appear out of focus. either double-click the brush or select Show Brush Properties to access Brush Properties.Blur and sharpen areas These brushes enable you to change the appearance of the area they are applied to.

Sharpen Makes an image look crisper; sharpening the areas it’s used on.

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Undo and redo brushstrokes
SketchBook is more forgiving than paper or canvas. When you place a stroke, then decide it’s not what you had in mind, undo it. If you undo it, and rethink that decision, unlike traditional sketching, you can get it back, exactly as it was.

Undoing your brushstrokes
To undo the previous action, click .

Or, press Cmd+Z for Mac or Ctrl+Z for PC.

For PC users, each flick undoes one more action, to the maximum undo value, set in Edit > Preferences in the General tab. For Mac users, each flick undoes one more action, to the maximum undo value, set in Autodesk SketchBook Pro > Preferences in the General tab.

Redoing your brushstrokes
To back out of undos (redo), do one of the following:

Click

.

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For Mac, press Shift+Cmd+Z or for PC, press Ctrl+Y.

Clear brushstrokes
Do you want to remove brushstrokes? Clear the layer or area. Remember, if you don’t like the result, you can always undo it.

Clearing the current layer

Flick toward

or press the Delete or Backspace key.

(You can undo this action. See Undo and redo brushstrokes on page 64.)

Clearing an area from the current layer

Clear brushstrokes | 65

1 Flick toward

or press the M key.

2 Drag a rectangle over the area in the canvas you want to clear.

Alternatively, select an irregular area, using

.

3 Flick toward

, or press the Delete key to remove the selected area.

Swap between two brushes
Artists tend to use a variety of tools when working, going from one to the next and back again. In SketchBook, you can do the same, returning to a previous brush or moving between brushes.

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Using the last brush
To start drawing again after using another tool (for example, zoom and move, or select), flick toward or press S.

Swapping between two brushes To swap between the last two brushes you used.

1 Flick toward

or press S.

2 Flick to swap back and forth as often as you need. When you select a new brush, it replaces the older of the two original brushes.

NOTE For a stylus without an eraser, flick toward between a brush and custom-sized eraser efficiently.

or press S to switch

Swap between two brushes | 67

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69 . in the toolbar. Polyline.Tools for sketching 5 Line and Shape tools There are four Line and Shape tools. One is with hotkeys and the other is using . Lines There are two ways to draw a straight line. and Oval. Rectangle. Use these to help create shapes and lay down lines. Line.

Using hotkeys to draw a line ■ To draw a horizontal or vertical lines. ■ To draw diagonal (45-degree angle) lines. tap . 70 | Chapter 5 Tools for sketching . hold down the D key. hold down the Shift key. Using Line to drawlines 1 In the toolbar. 2 Tap-drag in any direction along the canvas.

When you release. 2 Tap-drag to draw your shape. the shape is drawn. as you tap-drag. a “marching ant” square or rectangle is cre- 1 In the toolbar. . Rectangles With ated. the line is drawn. tap . Rectangles | 71 .When you release.

The lines created between these points will appear as “marching ants”. When the last point is double-tapped. it becomes a solid line with the characteristics of the current selected brush. tap points on the canvas for the polyline to follow. 72 | Chapter 5 Tools for sketching .Polylines With .

Ovals With . 2 Tap-drag to draw your shape. a “marching ant” circle or oval is created. tap . 1 In the toolbar. as you tap-drag. Ovals | 73 .

the shape is drawn. speeding up the painting process or working as a mask. Flood fill an area The Flood Fill tools fill the active or visible layers with color.When you release. As always. change the tolerances to create the effect you want. 74 | Chapter 5 Tools for sketching . if the settings aren’t to your specifications.

Flood filling an active layer Fill the area penned in the active layer with the currently selected color. Flood filling an active layer | 75 . 2 Click to change the curser to a paint can. then pen down on the area you want filled. 1 With a layer active. click the Current Tool icon to open the Brush Palette.

76 | Chapter 5 Tools for sketching .NOTE When using Flood Fill. empty layers and open areas become entirely filled.

click the Current Tool icon to open the Brush Palette.Opening Flood Fill properties You can open the Flood Fill properties and change the flood fill tolerance. Flood filling visible layers Fill the penned area created by all visibles layers. 1 Double-click . 1 With a layer active. click For more information. see Changing flood fill tolerances on page 78. 2 In the Brush Palette. Opening Flood Fill properties | 77 . .

double-click or click . Penguin (c) 1296613 Ontario Inc.2 Click to change the curser to a paint can. For more information. see Changing flood fill tolerances on page 78. Changing flood fill tolerances 78 | Chapter 5 Tools for sketching . 3 Pen down on the area you want filled to create a layer containing the filled region. To open the Flood Fill All Visible Layers properties to set the flood fill tolerance.

the tool floods pixels with a color value ranging from 0 to 20 and 20 to 200. 0. 255.Before using Flood Fill or Flood Fill All Visible Layers. selects and fills all pixels regardless of the region. selects and fills only pixels of that color value. click the Current Tool icon to open the Brush Palette. if you increase the tolerance to 200. However. change the tolerance to determine the range of color values affected when flooding a region with paint. Changing flood fill tolerances | 79 . The minimum tolerance. 1 With a layer active. When you set a tolerance of 10. The maximum tolerance. the tool floods all pixels with a color value ranging from 5 below to 5 above. Changing the tolerance of a fill can help fill gaps between the fill paint and the pixels creating the boundary of the fill. then select a pixel with the color value of 20.

click Save. or or click to open the Brush Properties 3 Either click the arrows to the the right of the Tolerance slider or click-drag the slider to change the flood fill tolerance. click Cancel. click Reset. ■ ■ ■ To save the settings. Rulers 80 | Chapter 5 Tools for sketching .2 Double-click window. The tolerance value updates displaying the new value. To reset the settings. To cancel the operation.

so that the next time you access a ruler it appears at the same place. cirles. When a ruler is activated. They can be accessed through using or in the toolbar or their hotkeys. Rulers | 81 . once you start painting. they disappear. and ellipses. R for the straight ruler and E for the elliptical. they reappear. the rulers displays guidelines. The last location of a ruler is saved. Straight edge ruler Elliptical ruler Only one can be used at a time. however.These two rulers to help with drawing lines. Once you finish painting. Before painting. a hub appears at the top of the canvas.

to reposition the ruler horizontally ■ ■ double-click any outer handle or vertically. Showing/hiding a straight edge ruler 1 Select a brush and color. 2 Click or press the hotkey R to access the straight ruler. these values update. 3 To position it. click: ■ an outer handle the pivot point.It provides the X and Y positional coordinates. As changes are made to the rulers. along with the angle of rotation. 82 | Chapter 5 Tools for sketching . the middle handle to pivot the ruler using the opposite handle as to move the ruler anywhere around the canvas. The elliptical ruler contains additional A and B coordinates for the distance of each side from the center of the ellipse.

■ the non-proportional scale handle direction.4 Sketch anywhere on the canvas. click the close handle . 2 Click or press the hotkey E to bring up the elliptical ruler. Showing/hiding an elliptical ruler Use the elliptical ruler to make circles for car wheels or buttons on electronic products or the ellipse for creating curves for character lines on products. 3 To position it. since it snaps to the ellipse. 4 Sketch using a circular motion close to or on the ellipse. to equally scale the ellipse in all the proportional scale handle directions. the rotate handle in the middle to move the ellipse around the ■ ■ to rotate the ellipse around its center. The stroke doesn’t have to be perfect. creating a straight line of the length you sketched. click-drag: ■ the square handle canvas. The stroke snaps to the ruler. 1 Select a brush and color. to scale the ellipse in one ■ double-click any scale handle to change the ellipse to a circle. 5 To hide the ruler. Showing/hiding an elliptical ruler | 83 .

drawing slowly will reduce problems. click the close handle . Anything drawn on one side of the axis will be mirrored.NOTE For optimal results. Symmetry The Symmetry tool enables you to turn symmetry on and off as you sketch. If using a mouse. Access it using either or or one of two hotkeys. the results may not be as accurate. The X hotkey displays a vertical axis of symmetry and Y a horizontal axis. 84 | Chapter 5 Tools for sketching . use a stylus. The axis of symmetry always appears at the center of the window. 5 To hide the ruler. With the mouse.

scaling. to stop your stroke at the line of symmetry. See Line and Shape tools on page 69 and Choose a color on page 50.Rotating. trun on Edit > Preferences > General > Stroke stops at the center line. NOTE When drawing with symmetry. 1 Select a brush and color. 2 Click or or press X or Y (depending on the axis of symmetry) to enable symmetry. and panning within the canvas alters where the axis is placed. Strokes are mirrored across the axis. Symmetry | 85 .

symmetry may be lost. trun on Edit > Preferences > General > Stroke stops at the center line. NOTE When drawing with symmetry.NOTE If you transform a layer (see Edit a layer on page 134) or any of its content. to stop your stroke at the line of symmetry. 86 | Chapter 5 Tools for sketching .

or move your view around the canvas. 87 .View. edit. Zooming in on your sketch and moving around it 1 Flick toward or press and hold down the spacebar. and save your sketch 6 Change your view Zoom in on or out from an area of your sketch.

Click. highlight the outer circle of the tool. 5 To move your view (pan. see Tablet PC setup on page 26. 88 | Chapter 6 View. NOTE For best performance with a Tablet PC. and save your sketch . To change to this orientation. then drag to move your view. use primary landscape orientation when zooming in on and pulling your sketch around. Click. highlight the inner circle of the tool. or grab). go to the Control Panel. A box appears displaying the percentage zoomed.2 The Zoom and Move tool appears. 4 To zoom in on or out of an area of the sketch. then drag up to zoom in and drag down to zoom out. and follows around your stylus. edit. For information. 3 Lift the stylus and move it to where you want to center your view.

zoom in or out of an area. or press Option+Cmd+0 (zero) to show the actual pixel size of the image. Zooming using a touch strip | 89 . either its width or height determine the size shown on the display. go to the Control Panel. 1 Position your cursor over the area you want to zoom in or out of. 2 Move your finger along the touch strip in an upward motion to zoom in or a downward motion to zoom out. NOTE To increase or decrease the zooming speed of your tablet or Tablet PC. or for Mac. . flick toward pixel size of the image. Depending on the proportions of the image.Zooming using a touch strip Based on the position of your cursor. Fitting an image in the display ■ Flick toward this icon . using the touch strip at the side of your tablet or Tablet PC. and change the zooming speed. find the tablet preferences. press Ctrl+0(zero) to keep the image proportional. and expanded or shrunk to fit into the display. flick toward . press Cmd+0 or for PC. or press Alt+Ctrl+0 (zero) to show the actual ■ For Mac users. Use the Zoom and Move tool to view all of the image if it is large. Viewing the image at its actual size ■ For PC users.

Select an area Select (M) Lagoon Select All Select (M) Toolbar Lasso Select (L) Toolbar Using SketchBook. . press Ctrl+D . and save your sketch . drag the stylus until the rectangle surrounds the area you want to copy and paste. 90 | Chapter 6 View. (To de-select the area. The cursor changes to 2 Starting at one corner of the area you want to select. press Cmd+D or for PC. edit. click outside of it or for Mac. you can select rectangular and irregular shaped areas.) Selecting an irregular area (lasso) 1 Flick toward this icon . Lifting the stylus selects the area. as well as the entire canvas. 1 Flick toward . Selecting a rectangular area (marquee) Select a rectangular or irregularly shaped part of the sketch.

click outside of it or for Mac. 4 Select Edit > Paste from that application. pressCtrl+D). press Ctrl+D. press Cmd+A or for PC. flick toward one of the other selection tools. Selecting the entire canvas Select Edit > Select all (or for Mac. 1 Select Edit > Select All.) Copy to another application In SketchBook. press Ctrl+A) to select the entire canvas. press Cmd+D or for PC. (To de-select the area. Copying the entire sketch to another application Use Edit > Select All to copy the entire sketch or one entire layer to another application.The cursor changes to a lasso. Selecting the entire canvas | 91 . press Cmd+D or for PC. (To de-select the canvas. you can copy various parts of your work to other applications. 3 Go to the file or application where you want to paste the sketch. Lifting the stylus selects the area. 2 Select Edit > Copy Merged. for Mac. 2 Drag the stylus around the area you want to select. or select Edit > Deselect.

Lifting the stylus selects the area. flick toward this icon (or press Cmd+C for Mac or Ctrl+C for PC ). ■ To copy the contents from the current layer only. 2 To copy the current layer only. and save your sketch . The cursor changes to a cross with an arrow. 4 Select Edit > Paste from that application. 2 Drag the stylus until a rectangle surrounds the area you want to copy. Copy parts of your sketch Duplicate a rectangular or irregular shaped areas of a sketch or an entire layer. flick toward (or select Edit > Copy). edit. 92 | Chapter 6 View.Copying the current layer to another application 1 Select Edit > Select All . 3 Go to the file or application where you want to paste the layer. Copying a rectangular area 1 Flick toward this icon (or press the M key).

.■ To copy the merged contents from all layers. press Cmd+V or for NOTE To paste the copied area to a different layer or another application. (or for Mac. flick (or for Mac. go to the other layer or application before pasting. select Edit > Copy merged . press Ctrl+V). 4 To paste. ■ To paste. flick toward for Mac. select Edit > Copy Merged . 3 To copy the contents from the current layer only. (or To copy the merged contents from all layers. Copying a lasso area 1 Flick toward (or press the L key). The cursor changes to 2 Drag the stylus around the area you want to copy. Copying a lasso area | 93 . press Cmd+C or for PC. Lifting the stylus selects the area. press Cmd+V or for PC. flick toward this icon PC. press Ctrl+C). press Ctrl+V ).

use (the lasso tool) to select an irregularly shaped area. And. 1 To select a rectangular area of the current layer. the layer pastes onto itself.) 4 Flick toward (or select Edit > Paste).NOTE To paste the copied area to a different layer or another application. instead of erasing and redrawing it in the correct position. or scale a selected area These tools. Rotate is useful for changing the angle of whatever is selected. go to the other layer or application before pasting. and save your sketch . help to save time by reducing erasing and redrawing time. Move. 2 To copy the current layer. then realized it wasn’t to scale. go to that layer. edit. (Otherwise. . rotate. if you have ever sketched something. If you find a section that needs to be moved further away. try the Scale and Non-proportional Scale tools. found in the Transform Layer puck. loved the way it looked. 94 | Chapter 6 View. flick toward Or. Copying and pasting the current layer 1 Select Edit > Select All . (or select Edit > Copy). flick 3 To paste the layer onto a different layer. you can use the Move tool.

2 Drag the stylus until you select the area you want to move. The number of degrees of rotation from when you entered the tool displays. highlight the middle circle of the tool labeled rotate. The Transform Layer puck appears. ■ To rotate the selection around its center. Click. Click. highlight the outer circle of the tool labeled move. ■ To move the selection. Move. then drag to move the layer around the canvas. then drag in a circular motion in the direction you want to rotate. 3 Move the cursor into the selected area. rotate. or scale a selected area | 95 .

or scale a selected area for all layers. use found in the toolbar.■ To scale the selection bigger or smaller. choose Undo and try again. Using the Crop tool If the area to be cropped is square or rectangular in shape. highlight the upper part of the inner circle. which is 96 | Chapter 6 View. and save your sketch . . edit. Click. Crop Select the content you want and use to delete everything else. The selection is “baked”. NOTE To move. ■ To scale the selection in only one direction. See Organize layers on page 150. then drag in the direction you want scaled. Click. merge the layers first. rotate. rotate. highlight the inner circle of the tool labeled scale. 4 Place the selection how you want it and close the Transform Layer puck (or choose a brush). then drag to scale up or down to display the percentage scaling. meaning you can no longer move. or scale it on its own. If you do not like its placement.

1 Tap . Cropping to a selection Use Crop to Selection to crop to a selected area. . The cursor changes to 2 Tap-drag to surround the area to be cropped. 1 Tap a selection tool. Cropping to a selection | 97 . 3 Tap to remove unselected parts of the sketch.

1 Tap . 98 | Chapter 6 View. and save your sketch . 2 Drag over the area to be cropped. using (Crop) or Crop to Selection will not give you the accurate results you seek.2 Tap-drag over the area to be cropped. edit. Cropping irregular shaped areas For irregularly shaped areas. 3 Select Image > Crop to Selection to remove unselected parts of the sketch.

Cropping to a particular size | 99 .3 Use the hotkey Ctrl +C or select Edit > Copy to copy the selection. Cropping to a particular size 1 Select Image > Canvas Size. 4 Select File > New. 5 Use the hotkey Ctrl +V or select Edit > Paste to paste the selection.

The Canvas Size window appears. Or. edit. NOTE Typing larger values adds white space to the canvas. For example: 100 | Chapter 6 View. specify a percentage. It shows the current pixel size and memory size in the top panel. 2 Type the new (smaller) size for the canvas. The default units are pixels. or mm. cm. and save your sketch . 3 Click the Anchor interface to specify how to crop the canvas. but you can change them to inches.

Crops from the left side. Resize Change the size of the canvas.Crops equally from every edge. The Canvas Size window appears. image. Crops from the top and right side. 1 Select Image > Canvas Size. Resize | 101 . It shows the current pixel size and memory size in the top panel. Resizing the canvas Make more room for sketching by increasing the canvas size. or document. and equally from the top and bottom.

The Memory field updates to reflect the memory size required for the new size. specify a percentage change. or mm. The default units are pixels. cm. but you can change them to inches. NOTE Typing larger values increase your room for sketching. Typing smaller values crops the existing image. 3 Click the Anchor interface to specify how to resize the canvas. edit. and save your sketch .For PC For Mac 2 Type in the new sizes for the canvas. 102 | Chapter 6 View. Or.

This size directly affects the memory size in a squared relationship. down.For example: Expands equally from every edge. Resizing an image | 103 . and to the left. or the document size. Resizing an image Used Image size to change the dimensions of the image in pixels. its resolution. quadrupling the memory size if you double the pixel size. Because of memory requirements. Expands up. 4 Click OK or press the Enter key. Expands up and to the right. Increasing the image size four times increases the memory size 16 times. there is a 6400x6400-pixel upper limit on image size.

change the pull-down units to percent. For PC For Mac 3 In either the Pixel Dimensions or Document Size section. 104 | Chapter 6 View. edit. and save your sketch . 2 Check Keep proportions on.Changing image size by a percentage 1 Select Image > Image Size to use the Image Size window.

All other values update automatically. or “50” to half the image size.For PC For Mac 4 Type in a new value. type “200” to double the image size. For PC Resizing an image | 105 . 5 Click OK or press the Enter key. including the memory size. For example.

the memory size also increases. 106 | Chapter 6 View. For PC For Mac 3 Type in a new value in the Resolution field. and save your sketch . Leaving the document size the same increases the quality of the image and resolution. edit. however.For Mac Changing the resolution Resolution is the number of pixels per inch or per cm. 2 In the Document Size section. leave the pull-down units at inches (or cm or mm). Changing resolution (and keeping document size the same) 1 Select Image > Image Size to use the Image Size window.

4 Click OK or press the Enter key. but the new resolution value changes the pixel size (and the memory size).For PC For Mac The document size stays the same. For PC For Mac Changing the resolution | 107 .

108 | Chapter 6 View. For PC For Mac 3 In the Document Size section. Keep the height and width at 100 percent. and save your sketch . Images saved out from Autodesk SketchBook Pro print out at that size in Adobe® Photoshop® or other publishing programs. mm. Changing document size (and keeping pixel size the same) 1 Select Image > Image Size to use the Image Size window. or cm. 2 Check Keep proportions on. change the pull-down units to percent.Changing document size The document size is the size of the image in inches. edit.

For PC Changing document size | 109 .For PC For Mac 4 Specify a new value in the Resolution field.

For PC 110 | Chapter 6 View. Fitting a resized image onto the screen Flick toward ■ ■ or: for Mac press Cmd+0 for PC press Ctrl+0 (zero) to expand the image or reduce it to fill the screen. 5 Click OK or press the Enter key. and save your sketch . Pixel Dimensions The top section of the window shows the pixel dimensions of the image.For Mac The image size (and the memory size) stays the same. Using the Image Size window In the Image Size window. edit. all values update concurrently as you enter new values. but the new resolution value changes the document size.

For PC For Mac The default units are inches. or percent. pixels. De-select it to change one dimension only. mm. you can also set the print resolution in either pixels/inch (ppi). Document Size The bottom section of the window lets you set the document size. to prevent image distortion. or pixels/mm. For PC Using the Image Size window | 111 . This section also shows the memory size of the image in MB (this size updates automatically whenever you resize the image).For Mac The drop-down menus let you change the dimensions using a percentage instead of pixels. Keep proportions This setting is selected by default. leaving the other dimension unchanged. but you can change them to cm. In this section. pixels/cm.

Use either of the following rotate canvas functions to change the orientation of the image.For Mac Rotate canvas When drawing. then click-drag to freely pivot the canvas. edit. Think of this as rotating your paper when drawing. 112 | Chapter 6 View. you can do one of the following: ■ Hold down the Spacebar. and save your sketch . To rotate the canvas. use this for when you may want to reposition or rotate your sketch to create a more comfortable brush stroking angle. flick toward . mouse over the rotate ring of the puck that appears. Mouse over the rotate ring and click-drag to rotate the canvas. ■ In the lagoon.

2 To rotate the image clockwise. 3 Keep selecting either of these menu items to rotate the image 180 or 270 degrees. select Image > Rotate Image CCW . Mirrors around the vertical center axis. Flipping the image ■ Select one of the following choices: Image > Mirror Canvas . or flip your sketch. Rotating the image 1 To rotate the image counter-clockwise.Rotate or flip your sketch Rotate Image CCW Rotate Image CW Flip canvas Vertically Mirror Canvas Flip Layer Vertically Mirror Layer Rotate. Rotate or flip your sketch | 113 . select Image > Rotate Image CW . mirror.

The Add Image window appears. 2 Select File > Add Image. edit. Adding an image to the current layer If you have an image you would like to add to the current layer. See About layers on page 129. or PNG files. 1 Go to the layer where you want to add an image. Add an image An image can be inserted onto the current layer or imported onto a new layer. You can select TIFF. ensure that in the preferences Add Image: import into a new layer is not checked. 4 Click OK to insert the image into the current layer. GIF. Mirrors around the horizontal center axis. JPEG. 114 | Chapter 6 View. 3 Browse to and select the image. and save your sketch . Bitmap (BMP).Image > Flip Canvas Vertically .

1 Select Edit > Preferences to open the Preferences window.The Transform Layer puck is available for you to place the image how you want it. Add an image | 115 . an image added using File > Add Image. If you do not like its placement. choose Undo and try again. When Add Image: import into a new layer is not checked. 5 Place the image how you want it and close the Transform Layer puck (or choose a brush). 2 In the General tab. Adding an image to a new layer If you have an image you would like to add that needs to be imported to a new layer. ensure there is a check next to Add Image: import into a new layer. scale. or move it on its own.. will be imported onto the current layer. you can set an option to do this.. The image is “baked” into the current sketch. meaning you can no longer rotate. in the general preferences.

the image that is imported appears on a new layer.3 Click OK. edit.. Increase brightness to bring out details from darker 116 | Chapter 6 View. green. saturation. and save your sketch . See Inverting an image on page 121. yellow. See Adjusting the color balance of an image on page 120. and blue in each pixel. Invert Converts the color information for each pixel to its complimentary color. Color Balance Adjusts the amount of cyan. See Adjusting the hue. Brightness/Contrast Adjusts either the overall luminance (brightness) or increases the gap in luminance values between adjacent pixels (contrast).. and lightness of an image on page 118. Adjusting the brightness and contrast of an image Brightness Original Contrast Adjust the brightness and contrast to make colors pop. and color balance of an image. hue.. saturation. You can also invert the colors in an image or change it to grayscale. See Setting grayscale on page 121. See Adjusting the brightness and contrast of an image on page 116. Hue/Saturation Adds/subtracts color (hue) or adjusts the relative amount of color (saturation) in each pixel. contrast. Decreasing it to wash them out for creating images that text can be placed overtop. Now. when you use File > Add Image. Increase the contrast to make colors richer. magenta. Color correct images The Image menu contains options for editing the brightness. Grayscale Removes all color from an image. red.

2 Tap-drag sliders to make changes. 1 Select Image > Adjust > Brightness/Contrast. A window appears. Color correct images | 117 . When unselected.areas. the affect is only applied to the selected displyed layer. changes made in this window affect all layers. 3 Use any of the following: Show All When checked. Decrease it to melt away darker aspects of an image and shift the focus to things that are bright.

it sets Brightness and Contrast to 0. Apply When tapped. and increase or decrease the brilliance of the colors. When unselected. A window appears. changes made are not applied to the image in the area to the left. changes made in this window are applied to the canvas. 2 Tap-drag sliders to make changes. increase or decrease the purity of a color. Reset When tapped. and save your sketch . Adjusting the hue. 1 Select Image > Adjust > Hue/Saturation. Saturation. tap OK. and lightness of an image Hue Original Saturation Lightness Use Hue. saturation. 118 | Chapter 6 View. edit. 4 When finished.Preview When checked. and Lightness to change the color range used. changes made in this window can be see in the area to the left.

changes made in this window can be see in the area to the left. Reset When tapped. changes made in this window affect all layers. and Lightness to 0.3 Use any of the following: Show All When checked. it sets Hue. When unselected. Saturation. the affect is only applied to the selected displyed layer. 4 When finished. Apply When tapped. When unselected. Color correct images | 119 . changes made are not applied to the image in the area to the left. changes made in this window are applied to the canvas. Preview When checked. tap OK.

changes made in this window are applied to the canvas. the affect is only applied to the selected displyed layer. 3 Use any of the following: Show All When checked. Preview When checked. A window appears. When unselected. it sets all the sliders to 0.Adjusting the color balance of an image Original Color Balanced Use Color Balance to remove unwanted color casts by lights or inclement weather conditions. and save your sketch . changes made are not applied to the image in the area to the left. Apply When tapped. edit. changes made in this window affect all layers. Reset When tapped. 2 Tap-drag sliders to make changes. 1 Select Image > Adjust > Color Balance. changes made in this window can be see in the area to the left. 120 | Chapter 6 View. When unselected.

tap OK. Color correct images | 121 . The image changes. Setting grayscale Original Grayscale Use Grayscale to change a color image to one that uses black.4 When finished. Select Image > Adjust > Invert. The image changes. Inverting an image Original Invert Use Invert to switch the contrast of an image. white. Select Image > Adjust > Grayscale. and various shapes of gray. It is great for changing black elements to white and white elements to black to create an opposite image.

and save your sketch . and to hide the tool interface and/or the system tool bars: ■ ■ ■ System tool bar displayed Full tool interface Full-screen display ■ ■ ■ No system tool bar No tool interface Full-screen display ■ ■ ■ System tool bar displayed No tool interface Full-screen display 2 To view all the tools again in the size you have set the window. Moving the tools to the bottom right corner 1 Flick toward . Hiding or showing tools 1 Use these tools to view a full-screen display. flick toward . 122 | Chapter 6 View. edit.Hide or move the interface Hide the interface for more room to sketch or present.

2 Changing the current sketch opens a prompt to save it first.2 To move the tools back to the bottom left. flick toward . Create a new sketch Create a new sketch quickly. Create a new sketch | 123 . press Cmd+N or for PC. A blank canvas appears. 1 Flick toward or for Mac. press Ctrl+N. NOTE Use the Preferences window to set the default canvas size opened when you create new sketches.

or PSD. IMPORTANT For this option to take effect. you can set options for saving with an alpha channel and set the format of the saved file. if the Transparent background preference is set. When the image is saved as a TIFF. a checkered pattern appears.Save your sketch When saving a file. and save your sketch . edit. ■ In the Background layer. There are a few ways to set background layer transparency: ■ In Edit > Preference > General. to set the opacity to 0. PNG. an alpha channel can be saved. Saving with an alpha channel When the background of a layer is transparent. click-drag the Opacity slider. you must either select File > New and start a new project or quit SketchBook and restart. 124 | Chapter 6 View. under Options. select Transparent background.

Saving your sketch as an Adobe® Photoshop® file | 125 . 7 In the Save as type field. The Save As window appears.PSD) file type option. 4 In the Save As field. use the Where pull-down list to select the folder where you want to store the file. 5 In the File name field. By default. if working on a Mac. sketches get stored in your My Pictures folder. Or. if working on a PC. leave the unique name already typed in for you or change it to a different name. if working on a Mac. click the arrow beside the Save As field to expand to a column view. 2 In the Save As window. sketches get stored in your Pictures folder. 6 In the File format field. choose the Adobe Photoshop PSD file type option. The Save As window appears for PC users and the Save window for Mac users. use the Save in pull-down list to select the folder where you want to store the file. By default.Saving your sketch as an Adobe® Photoshop® file 1 Select File > Save a Copy As. press Ctrl+S ). 8 Click Save. Saving your sketch as an image file 1 Flick toward this icon (or for Mac. choose the Adobe Photoshop Files (*. 3 In the Save window. press Cmd+S or for PC. leave the unique name already typed in for you or change it to a different name.

5 In the File name field. leave the unique name already typed in for you or change it to a different name.” Or. 4 In the Save As field. use the Save in pull-down list to select the folder where you want to store the sketches. NOTE Only the TIFF and PSD image formats preserve layers. enter another file name. By default. By default. if you saved the last file as “HOUSE. Only use Autodesk SketchBook Pro to read TIFF files containing layers. We do not advise you to open these images in other programs because we cannot guarantee layer preservation. if you saved the last file as “HOUSE. Or. NOTE For PC users. For example. NOTE Only the TIFF and PSD image formats preserve layers.” Or. 126 | Chapter 6 View. NOTE The Save As field uses the last file name you used. choose the type of image you want saved. Only use Autodesk SketchBook Pro to read TIFF files containing layers. 8 Click Save. choose the type of image you want saved. the File name field uses the last file name you used. edit. sketches get stored in your My Pictures folder. click the arrow beside the Save As field to expand to a column view. incremented by a numeral. If you saved the last file as “HOUSE001. Saving them as any other image format flattens them.” the default is “HOUSE002. sketches get stored in your Pictures folder.2 In the Save As window.” the next file you save is “HOUSE1” by default.” the default is “HOUSE002. 6 In the File format field.” the next file you save is “HOUSE1” by default. incremented by a numeral. We do not advise you to open these images in other programs because we cannot guarantee layer preservation. Saving them as any other image format flattens them. If you saved the last file as “HOUSE001. For example. and save your sketch . use the Where pull-down list to select the folder where you want to store the sketches. 7 In the Save as type field. leave the unique name already typed in for you or change it to a different name. enter another file name. 3 In the Save window.

you can also drag and drop it over an open Autodesk SketchBook canvas. Open a saved sketch | 127 . press Ctrl+O. 3 Click Open. 3 Click Open Opening a saved sketch 1 Flick toward or for Mac. NOTE For PC users.Open a saved sketch Open sketches of various formats. to open an image. press Cmd+O or for PC. to open an image. press Cmd+O or for PC. 2 Browse to and select the PSD file you want to open. Opening your Adobe Photoshop PSD files 1 Flick toward or for Mac. The Open window appears. For Mac users. you can also drag and drop it over the Autodesk SketchBook icon in the Dock. press Ctrl+O. 2 Browse to and select the file you want to open. The Open window appears.

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What are layers? Layers let you mark up an image without modifying the image itself.Use layers 7 About layers Keep your work in layers to simplify changes and explore variations. The Layers window appears. 129 . See Take a screen snapshot on page 197. Layers also let you take a screenshot. or any other layers. with the current layer highlighted. How do I use layers? 1 Flick toward . Use multiple layers for drawing complex sketches or to test variations in a design.

Adding a layer 1 Flick toward to open the Layers window. hold your stylus down over the middle of the layer in the Layers window. Additional tools appear that you can flick toward. a tooltip appears describing what it does. 130 | Chapter 7 Use layers . NOTE If you hold the stylus down over an icon.2 To use additional tools on a layer.

Duplicating a layer | 131 . To move it behind other layers. click the layer you want to duplicate. This new layer becomes the current layer.2 Hold the stylus over a layer and flick toward to add a new layer above the layer. You can also press the Cmd+L for Mac or Ctrl+L for PC keys to add a layer. see the following topic: ■ Organize layers on page 150 Duplicating a layer 1 Flick toward to open the Layers window. 3 Hold the stylus over the layer and flick toward . 2 In the Layers window. 3 By default. the new layer appears over the other layers.

while the “marching ants” created by the Select/Lasso/Crop tools stay active. or switch layers. 132 | Chapter 7 Use layers .A duplicated layer appears in the Layers window. Selecting a layer Select a layer by tapping the layer in the Layer Editor. Persistent selection After selecting a region on the canvas. NOTE Only one layer can be selected and active at a time. you can add. until you tap another layer. delete. It highlights and becomes the workable layer. Your selection is maintained. flick toward in the main tool interface. and becomes the current layer. Any action undertaken. 4 To move the duplicated layer so that it does not overlap the original layer. will be applied to this active layer.

1 Flick toward to open the Layers window. Hiding and showing layers allows you this flexibility. placing something else in the scene. Hide and show a layer | 133 . click the layer you want to hide. or removing an element. you want to see different variations of an idea. making it possible to see only what you want to see. adding a logo. 2 In the Layers window. changing a color.Hide and show a layer Sometimes.

rotate. mirror or flip its content. Edit a layer Move.3 Hold the stylus over the layer in the Layers window and flick toward .The color of the layer in the NOTE If layer opacity is set at 0. Use these tools to edit a layer and make changes to your composition. flick left toward Layer window returns to light blue. or add text. ■ Moving. See Change the transparency of a layer on page 157. . use the color correction tools. or scale a layer. or scaling a layer on page 135 134 | Chapter 7 Use layers . The canvas does not display the contents of the layer and in the Layer window. the layer is not visible. the color of the layer changes to taupe. rotating. 4 To see the layer again.

or scale. and scaling a layer only affects the current layer. and follows your stylus around: ■ To move the layer. or scale the entire canvas. To move. merge all the layers first. rotating. hover over the move outer ring.■ ■ ■ Mirroring or flipping a layer on page 137 Layer blending on page 138 Text on page 146 Moving. NOTE Moving. rotating. rotating. The Move/Rotate/Scale Layer tool appears. ■ Organize layers on page 150 2 In the main tool interface. Click-drag to move the layer around the canvas. click the layer you want to move. or scaling a layer 1 In the Layers window. or scaling a layer | 135 . Moving. rotate. rotate. flick toward or hold down the V key.

a layer is scalable only to 6400 x 6400 pixels. down. 3 When satisfied with the layer placement. hover over the scale inner ring. Click-drag in a circular motion in the direction you want to rotate. Drag down to squish the layer length. Remember. NOTE If using the V hotkey. or left. then do one of the following motions: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Drag up to stretch the layer length. click the x to close the Move/Rotate/Scale Layer tool (or choose a brush). Click-drag to scale up or down to display the percentage scaling. and drag up. 136 | Chapter 7 Use layers . To non-proportionately scale the layer. To scale the layer bigger or smaller. hover over the top of the middle ring. right.■ To rotate the layer. as you click the top of the middle circle. press and hold it down. Drag to the right to stretch the layer width. hover over the rotatemiddle ring. Drag to the left to squish the layer width. The number of degrees of rotation displays from the time you entered the tool.

With a new layer selected as the current layer. or scaling another layer | 137 . or scale. meaning you can no longer move. 1 In the Layers window.The layer is “baked”. click the layer you want to move. Moving. Enter the Move/Rotate/Scale Layer tool again to use your new pivot. Keep only that part of the canvas that you want centering on the pivot for rotation. follow the instructions in Moving. Moving. rotate. Mirroring or flipping a layer Flip or mirror a layer. zoom and move the canvas until part of it is off-screen. choose Undo again. If you do not like its placement. rotating. or scale it on its own. or scale it. or scaling the current layer to move. rotating. rotating. To change the pivot. or scaling another layer In the Layers window. click the layer you want to flip. rotate. and try NOTE The pivot for rotation and scaling is in the center of the visible canvas when you entered the Move/Rotate/Scale Layer tool. rotate.

the following color correction options provide additional image editing tools: Screen Produces an overall lightening effect to the composition.2 Select one of the following choices: Image > Mirror Layer . Each pixel on the layer is brightened by a value equal to or lesser than the value of 138 | Chapter 7 Use layers . Layer blending In the Layer Editor. Mirrors around the vertical center axis. Mirrors around the horizontal center axis. Image > Flip Layer Vertically .

It produces an effect opposite to that of Multiply. Layer blending | 139 . See Remove color correction on page 146. None Removes any color correction applied to the layer. See Softly darken an image on page 142. Add Lightens the overall composition. similar to Screen. This is applied as a lineaer calculation. Each pixel is brightened by a value equal to or lesser than the value of pixels on other layers occupying the same location in the layer stack. It produces a similar effect to combining one or more photographic transparencies together and looking through them. See Add light to an image on page 144. See Softly lighten an image on page 140.pixels on other layers occupying the same location in the layer stack. but in a more extreme manner. Multiply Produces an overall darkening effect to the layer appearance. The value for each pixel on the layer is darkened by a value equal to or greater than the value of pixels on other layers occupying the same location in the layer stack.

Softly lighten an image Use Screen to provide a softer lightening effect than Add. Selected layer Layer below Result with Screen applied Original image Screen applied Add applied 140 | Chapter 7 Use layers .

most of the colors in the image from the layer below will be obscured. Layers using shades (colors mixed with black) allow more of the colors in the image from the layer below to show through. The canvas updates. 1 Select a layer. 2 Tap . 3 Choose Screen. Layer blending | 141 .TIP If the top selected layer uses tints (colors mixed with white).

Softly darken an image Use Multiply to darken the overall image. Selected layer Layer below Result with Multiply applied 142 | Chapter 7 Use layers .

more of the colors from the image from the layer will show through.TIP If the top selected layer uses tints (colors mixed with white). The canvas updates. 1 Select a layer. Layers using shades (colors mixed with black) obscure most of the colors of the image from the layer below. 3 Choose Multiply. Layer blending | 143 . 2 Tap .

Selected layer Layer below Result with Add applied 144 | Chapter 7 Use layers .Add light to an image Use Add to dramatically lighten an image.

TIP If the top selected layer uses tints (colors mixed with white). Layers using shades (colors mixed with black) allow more of the colors in the image from the layer below to show through. most of the colors in the image from the layer below will be obscured. 1 Select a layer. 3 Choose Add. Layer blending | 145 . 2 Tap . The canvas updates.

style. 3 Choose None. 2 Tap . Set the font. Add a text layer 1 From the Lagoon. Use to create simple RTF text objects. . The color correction applied to that layer is removed. select appears. The Edit Text Layer window 2 Enter text in the Edit Text Layer window. Text There are two ways to add text to a sketch. change their transparency. one is to use a brush and write it. and color. select and position them. then .Remove color correction Color correction Result when removed 1 Select a layer. and use Edit Text Layer to modify them. The other is with (Add Text Layer). 146 | Chapter 7 Use layers . size.

The Edit Text Layer window 2 Correct the text in the Edit Text Layer window. . Edit a text layer Text layers can be modified after creation with 1 From the Lagoon. select appears. then Edit Text Layer.3 Click OK. Text | 147 . . The text appears on the canvas and a text layer appears in the Layer Editor.

The change appears on the canvas.3 To make style changes to the text. click To bold text. click To strikeout text. . click To set text color. and select a font from ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ and select a different size. click To italicize text. click To underline text. select the text and do the following: ■ To change the font. click the list that appears. 148 | Chapter 7 Use layers . click . . Change the transparency of text The opacity of a text layer can be changed using the layer’s opacity slider. To change the size of the text. 4 Click OK. . .

■ Drag it to toward the bottom to increase transparency.opaque.Click-drag the opacity slider to change the transparency of a text layer. ■ Drag it to the middle to make it semi . ■ Drag it to the top for full opacity. Text | 149 .

Rearranging layers Changes the order of objects on the canvas. placing them either in front of or behind one another. 1 Flick toward to open the Layers window. Once satisfied with the order of your layers. drag layers and reposition them. 150 | Chapter 7 Use layers . you can combine them by merginging either two or all layers in the stack.Organize layers To change the order of objects in the canvas and how they combine to create the overall composition.

Merging two layers Combines layers once you are finished working on the layer content. 3 Pen down on layers. and drag the layer up or down relative to the other 4 Release the stylus to drop the layer into position. Merging two layers | 151 .2 In the Layers window. click the layer you want to move up or down.

change the order of the layers so that the two layers you want to merge follow one another (see Rearranging layers on page 150). 3 Hold the stylus over the layer and flick toward or press Cmd+E for Mac or Ctrl+E for PC to merge with the layer beneath it.1 In the Layers window. NOTE You can undo this action. Hold the stylus over any layer and flick toward to merge the layers. 2 Click the upper of the two layers. NOTE You can undo this action. See Undo and redo brushstrokes on page 64. Merging all layers Combine all layers to create a project with one layer. 152 | Chapter 7 Use layers . Lock and unlock a layer Lock a layer so you cannot sketch or paint on it. Merging all layers also merges hidden or locked layers and makes them visible. See Undo and redo brushstrokes on page 64.

click the layer you want to lock. Lock and unlock a layer | 153 . the locked layer cursor appears. 3 Hold the stylus over the layer. 2 In the Layers window. If you try to draw on or perform various operations on the canvas. flicking toward to lock the layer contents.Locking a layer 1 Flick toward to open the Layers window. as indicated in the Layers window by a lock.

flick toward Unlock Layer. NOTE You can undo this action. flick toward current layer.Unlocking a layer To unlock the layer. Clearing the contents of the current layer In the lagoon. Deleting a layer 1 Flick toward to open the Layers window. See Undo and redo brushstrokes on page 64. 154 | Chapter 7 Use layers . Delete or clear layers Remove a layer from the stack or clear the contents of one or all layers. or press Delete to remove the contents of the All other layers remain intact.

flicking toward to delete the layer contents and remove it from the Layers window. NOTE You can undo this action.2 Hold the stylus over the layer you want to delete. Identify a layer Draw a name or symbol to help identify and keep track of a layer. Identify a layer | 155 . 2 In the Layers window. 1 Flick toward to open the Layers window. 3 Hold the stylus over the layer and flick toward . click the layer you want to identify.

symbol. click Clear to remove the current identification. For PC 156 | Chapter 7 Use layers . pictograph. or other mark to identify the layer. 5 Draw a name.4 In the window that appears.

6 Click OK to identify the layer by what you drew. Change the transparency of a layer Blend a layer with other layers using transparency. click the layer you want to work with and this slider. click Clear. 1 Flick toward to open the Layers window. Change the transparency of a layer | 157 .For Mac To remove what you have drawn and start again. NOTE Keyboard access or colors are not available from this window. 2 In the Layers window. NOTE If a layer is not visible. check to see if the opacity is at 0%.

3 Drag the slider to the opacity percentage you want and lift the stylus. The window title bar value updates. 4 Close the window. NOTE You can undo this action. See Undo and redo brushstrokes on page 64.

In the Layers editor, the opacity slider updates to show the new opacity setting:

Full opacity

Medium opacity (translucent)

Transparent

Locking or unlocking layer transparency

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Create custom brushes

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There are two types of custom brushes:

Brushes that are copies of other brushes, with their own unique settings. See Copy and remove custom brushes on page 167. Do-It-Yourself brushes that provide a large number of advanced settings. See Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165.

Use brush sets
Brush sets enable you to group and manage DIY brushes. Export sets for others to use or save them to an external drive. Import and use brush sets created by others. Label your brush set to help identify each one.

Creating a brush set
Use New Brush Set to create a new area for grouping and managing brushes. to access the marking menu.

1 In the Brush Palette, tap

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2 Select

.

A new set appears in the Brush Palette.

Renaming a brush set
Use Rename Brush Set to change the name of the selected brush set.

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1 In the Brush Palette, tap

to access the marking menu.

2 Select a set, then tap

.

The Name Brush Set window appears.

3 Enter a brush set name. 4 Tap OK. The brush set is renamed in the Brush Palette.

Exporting a brush set
After creating Do-It-Yourself brushes, you may want to save them for reuse or to share with colleagues. Export brush set, in Brush Properties marking menu, allows people working on different platforms to share brushes.

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Save these brushes to a portable drive and bring them to a client or use them when working on another machine. 1 In the Brush Palette, tap to access the marking menu.

2 Select a set, then tap

.

The Save As window appears. 3 Name the brush set. 4 Tap Save. The brush set is exported.

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4 Tap Open.Importing a brush set Use Import Brush Set to load an exported brush set file into the Brush Palette. 2 Select . The Open window appears. tap to access the marking menu. 1 In the Brush Palette.xml brush set file. Importing a brush set | 163 . 3 Select an exported . The brush set is loaded into the Brush Palette.

1 In the Brush Palette. You are asked if you want the set deleted.Deleting a brush set Use Delete Brush Set to remove the selected brush set from the Brush Palette. then tap . 2 Select a set. tap to access the marking menu. 164 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes .

3 Tap OK. The selected set is removed from the Brush Palette.

Create a Do-It-Yourself brush
When in the Brush Palette, if you select a brush set other than the Stardard set, you will have access to tool for creating, copying, and deleting custom brushes. Tap to access these tools. Then, use the advanced brush controls to create your own media type.

Creating a custom brush
With New Brush, create a new brush and add it to the selected brush set.

1 Tap the current brush icon

or

the Brush Palette icon.

The Brush Palette appears.

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2 In the Brush Palette, tap a brush set to select it.

3 Tap

to access the marking menu.

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4 Select

. The Create Do-It-Yourself Brush window appears.

5 Choose a brush type to base your brush on. 6 Tap Create. The brush appears in the selected brush set. See the following topics for more information:
■ ■ ■

Adjust the brush stamp for a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 178 Change brush properties on page 48 Create a Texture Brush on page 174

Copy and remove custom brushes
Copy brushes and erasers with Copy Brush to populate brush sets. When Delete Brush.

finished with a custom brush, remove it with

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Copying a brush or eraser and customizing it
With Copy Brush, create a duplicate of a selected brush and add it to the selected brush set. 1 Tap the current brush icon

or the Brush Palette icon.

The Brush Palette appears. 2 In the Brush Palette, tap a brush to select it.

3 Tap

to access the marking menu.

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4 Tap set.

. A copy of the brush is created and placed in the selected brush

Deleting a custom brush
With Delete Brush, permanently remove a selected brush.

1 In the Brush Palette, tap a brush to select it.

2 Tap

to access the marking menu.

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2 Double-tap the Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette. 4 Tap OK. You are asked if you want to delete the brush.3 Tap . The Brush Properties window appears. 170 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . The brush is deleted from the brush set. Changing settings for a Do-It-Yourself brush 1 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165. Adjust the pressure sensitivity of a Do-It-Yourself brush Set brush width or transparency for a Do-It-Yourself brush or eraser according to the amount of pressure applied to the stylus.

The Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette uses the new size settings. move both sliders to the left. use different Size values. For a brush stroke that is thinner at light pressure and thicker at heavy pressure. For a thinner brush stroke regardless of how hard you press the stylus. Changing settings for a Do-It-Yourself brush | 171 . For a thicker brush stroke regardless of how hard you press the stylus. 4 To save the new brush. tap Save. move both sliders to the right.3 Use the Size settings in the Brush Properties window to make the brush thickness vary with the pressure you put on the stylus.

they default to being wider. 172 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . 3 Use the Opacity settings in the Brush Properties window to make the brush opacity vary with the pressure you put on your stylus. Opacity of 0 means that the paint is transparent (invisible). For example. ■ ■ To resize a marker.NOTE The brush size values are a rough approximation of pixel size. To make a bigger marker. set the opacity lower and the brush stamp spacing lower. try adjusting its opacity and stamp spacing. The Brush Properties window appears. move both sliders to the left. For a dark brush stroke regardless of how hard you press the stylus. Changing the opacity settings of a Do-It-Yourself brush 1 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165. if lines are too thin to be drawn on the screen. 2 Double-tap the Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette. move both sliders to the right. For a more transparent brush stroke regardless of how hard you press the stylus. See the next topic and Adjust the brush stamp for a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 178. but can vary.

tap Save. 4 To save the new brush. use different Opacity values. Changing the opacity settings of a Do-It-Yourself brush | 173 . For a brush stroke that responds to how hard you press the stylus.Opacity of 1 means that the paint is opaque (you cannot see through it). The Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette uses your new settings.

174 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . See Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165. You can set the shape and/or color and make a texture from a rotated stroke or capture something on your canvas to use as a texture.Create a Texture Brush Image compliments of Starr Shaw Once a Do-It-Yourself brush is created. creating a texture brush. a texture can be added to it.

as well as the selected shape. one of the following Custom Texture settings can be selected: ■ Shape + Colors – Uses the current paint color. Whenever the texture brush is used. When capturing a texture. you can create a texture brush by sketching a design and capturing it. ■ Shape – Creates a texture brush with no assigned color. it uses the color set during creation. ■ Rotate to Stroke – Dynamically rotates the texture in the direction of the stoke. to create your texture. The captured texture can also be rotated. a different color can be set. Creating a texture brush | 175 .Creating a texture brush In the Brush Properties of a Do-It-Yourself brush. Each time the texture brush is used.

tap Show Brush Properties open Brush Properties. 4 Tap Capture.Create a texture brush 1 Create a new stroke or import an image to use as a texture. 5 From Custom Texture. 6 Within the canvas. tap the area to be captured as the texture. 3 With a Do-It-Yourself brush selected. to 176 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . select either Shape + Colors or Shape and/or check Rotate to Stroke. The display in Brush Properties updates to show the texture and color. 2 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165.

Saving a texture brush | 177 . Changing texture brush properties Change attributes of a texture brush. then capture the shape again. See Resize a brush on page 46. See the sections that follow for more information. 1 Select the texture brush in the Brush Palette.NOTE When capturing the texture shape. SketchBook uses the current size of the Do-It-Yourself brush. opening its properties and changing settings. changing a stroke. Resetting a brush Restore the previous setting of a Do-It-Yourself brush. If the complete shape is not captured. Modifying a texture brush There are many ways to modify a texture brush. 2 Tap Show Brush Properties to open Brush Properties. to assigning a permanent color to it. Saving a texture brush Once you have created a texture brush. 1 Select the texture brush in the Brush Palette. 3 Edit the brush properties. The original settings of the Do-It-Yourself brush return and the texture is removed. from resetting it. tap Save at the bottom of Brush Properties to save the brush. 3 Tap Reset. 2 Tap Show Brush Properties to open Brush Properties. All texture brush data is deleted and the original properties settings are restored. NOTE All custom brush can be saved. resize the Do-It-Yourself brush.

2 Select any pre-existing texture brush in the Brush Palette. Adjust the brush stamp for a Do-It-Yourself brush Adjust the aspect. 2 In the Color Palette. 4 Tap Capture. rotation. 2 Double-tap the Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette. jitter. spacing. noise. 3 Tap Show Brush Properties to open Brush Properties. Changing a texture Change the stroke used by a texture brush.4 Tap Save to save the changes. 5 Set Custom Texture options. Setting brush stamp aspect and rotation 1 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165. and brush edge of a Do-It-Yourself brush. The texture brush color updates. 7 Tap Save to save the changes. select a color. Setting color on a Shape texture brush Set a different color for a texture brush. 1 Create a Shape texture brush on page 40. The display in Brush Properties updates to show the texture and color. 1 Create a new stroke or import an image to use as a texture. 6 Within the canvas. tap the area to be captured as a texture. 178 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes .

and how its thickness varies with the direction you are drawing in. or 360 degrees: For a thin brush for vertical strokes. 3 Use the Aspect and Rotation sliders in the Brush Properties window to control the shape of the brush stamp. use a rotation of 90 or 270 degrees: 4 To save the new brush.The Brush Properties window appears. use a rotation of 0. because the brush stamp is circular and looks the same for all nib angles: For a thin brush for horizontal strokes. Setting brush stamp aspect and rotation | 179 . These sliders determine how flat or thin the brush stroke is. 180. The Rotation slider is ignored when Aspect is 1. tap Save.

tap Save. Setting brush stamp spacing 1 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165. 180 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . The Brush Properties window appears. A small spacing value puts stamps close together. separated by a spacing value makes each stroke. the stamps spread out.The Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette uses your new settings. 2 Double-tap the Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette. sometimes producing a dark and smooth brush stroke that is less responsive (slower): As you increase the spacing value. Use the Stamp Spacing slider in the Brush Properties window to control the spacing between these stamps. 4 To save the new brush. producing a brush stroke that is lighter and not as smooth: A high spacing value produces a responsive brush stroke that appears as a series of dots. 3 A series of stamps.

For example. markers or ballpoint pens. For example. an airbrush. The Brush Properties window appears. Setting brush edges | 181 . 3 Use the Brush Edges list in the Brush Properties window to control the look of the brush edges. Soft edges gives soft. Normally. a calligraphy pen on high-quality paper stock. 2 Double-tap the Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette. Setting brush edges 1 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165.The Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette uses your new settings. To achieve certain effects. or lines from computer drafting software. change it. the brush type you have selected determines this setting. Hard edges are hard. feathered brush edges. Solid edges gives hard edges that still bleed slightly. For example.

Changing the name of a custom brush or eraser 1 Double-tap the custom brush. tap the Edit button. The Brush Properties window appears. 2 In the Brush Properties window.4 To save the new brush. or change its icon appearing in the expanded area at the bottom of the Brush Palette. NOTE You cannot change the name or icon for the default brushes. Identify a custom brush Rename a custom brush or eraser. tap Save. 182 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . The Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette uses your new settings.

Replacing a custom brush icon | 183 . Replacing a custom brush icon 1 Double-tap the custom brush. 3 Type a descriptive name in the Name field.The Identify Custom Brush window appears. The new name appears in the tooltip of the Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette. 4 Tap OK.

The Brush Properties window appears. 2 In the Brush Properties window, tap the Edit button.

The Identify Custom Brush window appears. 3 Select an item from the Icon list.

Beside the list, three versions of the selected icon appear:

when it is normally visible

when the cursor passes over it

when it is the current brush

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4 After you have selected the icon you want, tap OK. The new icon appears in the Brush Palette. NOTE For instructions and criteria on how to create your own brush icons, see Create your own brush icons on page 185.

Create your own brush icons
Create your own unique icons to identify custom brushes. There is a comprehensive set of default icons you can use to identify your custom brushes. Alswo, as you create a texture brush, the icon changes to display the texture brush stamp. However, try creating your own icons. This topic provides instructions and criteria on how to create custom brush icons.

NOTE You can assign custom icons to custom brushes that appear in the bottom of the Brush Palette, not to default brushes.

What you need
Each icon you create must be a PNG image file that is 32 x 32 pixels. A custom brush icon not matching these criteria does not appear. For each icon, create three image files: One image of the icon itself, given a descriptive name. For example,
MyBrush.png. This file name appears in the Icons list of the Identify Custom

Brush window. One image for the icon in rollover state (that is, for when the cursor passes over it). This file must use the same name as the first icon, but with “_over” added to the end (use the underscore character "_" and not a space). For example, MyBrush_over.png.

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One image for the icon in selected state (that is, for when it is the current brush). This file must use the same name, with “_press” added to the end. For example, MyBrush_press.png.

About the sample icon
There is a sample icon called "Sample," visible in the Icon list of the Identify Custom Brush window. This sample icon provides three image files for the icon in its three states. Find these files, named "Sample.png", "Sample_over.png", and “Sample_press.png", in the following folder:

For PC:
C:\Documents and Settings\[your login name]\Application Data\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro\5.0\BrushPresetIcons

You will have to create a folder called BrushPresetIcons.

For Mac:
[your user folder]/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/SketchBook Pro/5.0/BrushPresetIcons/

You will have to create a folder called BrushPresetIcons. Store any icon images you create in this same folder to see them in the Identify Custom Brush window.

Creating a brush icon and assigning it to a custom brush
1 Create three PNG files that follow the criteria listed in Create your own brush icons on page 185. 2 Copy the three PNG files to the following folder:
■ For PC: C:\Documents and Settings\[your login name]\Application Data\Autodesk\ SketchBook Pro\5.0\BrushPresetIcons

You will have to create a folder called BrushPresetIcons.

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NOTE The Documents and Settings folder installs in the C: drive by default. If you cannot find it there, check other drives.
■ For Mac: [your user folder]\Library\Application Support\Autodesk\Autodesk SketchBook Pro\5.0\BrushPresetIcons

You will have to create a folder called BrushPresetIcons. 3 Double-tap the Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette. The Brush Properties window appears. 4 In the Brush Properties window, tap the Edit button.

The Identify Custom Brush window appears. 5 The icon you created appears in the Icon list of the Identify Custom Brush window under the same name as its file name. If one of the following icons appear for any of its three states, you cannot select the icon or assign it: The PNG file for this icon state does not meet criteria. The PNG file for this icon state does not exist.

Tips for creating brush icons
It is a good idea to design the icon no larger than 28 x 28 pixels, so that there is a 2-pixel margin around it. If you would like to match the RGB values used for other product icons, follow the values listed:

The dark blue color used as the ink is R=84, G=107, B=126.

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The light blue color used as the background is R=222, G=230, B=235. The orange color used as the rollover highlight and selected color is R=255, G=153, B=0.

For the rollover state, an orange halo spills over the icon image. For the selected state, the orange is contained within the image.

Change the brush cursor
Set the type of display for the brush cursor. You can optimize the brush cursor display to the type of system you are using. For example, for PC users, if you have a tablet where the brush stamp displays automatically, try turning off the cross-hair display. 1 Select Edit > Preferences. 2 In the Preferences window, tap the Brush tab and select one of the following: Display cross-hair A location. cross-hair always appears at the brush cursor

Do not display cross-hair Only the brush stamp preview displays at the brush cursor location. Best for your hardware The recommended setting. The brush cursor appears as a cross-hair, if appropriate.

Remove the brush outline
By default, a brush outline appears for the sharpen, blur, and smear brushes, eraser, and other low-opacity brushes such as the airbrush. This outline lets you see the size of the brush before you start drawing.

1 Select Edit > Preferences.

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tap the triangle to open the Do-It-Yourself brush section of the palette. ■ ■ ■ ■ Manage custom brushes The Brush Manager helps you organize and manage your Do-It-Yourself brushes. de-select Display outline for erasers. Manage custom brushes | 189 . To turn off the brush outline for blur brushes. To turn off the outline for erasers. de-select Display outline for blur brushes. 1 Within the Brush Palette. de-select Display outline for smear brushes. de-select Display outline for sharpen brushes. go to the Brush tab. ■ To turn off the outline for low-opacity brushes. de-select Display outline when brush opacity is low. To turn off the brush outline for sharpen brushes. Tap-drag to move a brush and change its position in the palette. To turn off the brush outline for smear brushes.2 In the Preferences window.

190 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . the brush/texture is saved to your preferences. tap-drag the brush to its new location. The brush is removed from the first brush set and now populates the second brush set. and loaded onto a key drive and taken with you to use on other machines. drag and drop the brush on or between them to insert it there. emailed to friends. You created a brush on a Mac and want to use it on Windows – no problem! IMPORTANT It is especially important to save this folder (CustomBrushes) if installing a new version of SketchBook. it is placed at the end of the brushes. tap-drag and drop the brush to its new location within the same brush set. The original remains in the first brush set and a duplicate appears in the second brush set. To rearrange brushes. then drop it into place. ■ Save custom brushes and textures When you create a custom brush or texture and tap the Save button. ■ To move a brush from one brush set to another. They can be shared. Alt-tap and drag the brush to its new location. You can export and import these brushes.2 Do one of the following: ■ To copy a brush from one brush set to another. NOTE If you drag a brush from one brush set over an empty area in another brush set. then drop it into place. NOTE If you place a brush between two brushes.

Export brush set. 1 In the Brush Palette. then tap . you may want to save them for reuse or to share with colleagues. Save these brushes to a portable drive and bring them to a client or use them when working on another machine. 2 Select a set. Exporting a brush set | 191 .Exporting a brush set After creating Do-It-Yourself brushes. tap to access the marking menu. allows people working on different platforms to share brushes. in Brush Properties marking menu.

2 Do one of the following: ■ ■ Save the folder(s) to a key drive. or desktop. 2 Do one of the following: ■ ■ Save the folder(s) to a key drive. 4 Tap Save. Paste the folder(s) in an email and send it. Ensure to include directions on where to place them (/Users/[user account]/Library/Applicationn Support/Autodesk/SketchBook Pro/5. Ensure to include directions on where to place them (C:\Documents and Settings\[user account]\Application Data\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro\5. Saving out brushes and textures (for Mac) 1 Go to /Users/[user account]/Library/Applicationn Support/Autodesk/SketchBook Pro/5. in Brush Properties marking 192 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . other device. The brush set is exported. you may want to save them for reuse or to share with colleagues. Export brush set.0 and copy the CustomBrushes and /or BrushTextures folder(s). Exporting Do-It-Yourself brushes After creating Do-It-Yourself brushes. or desktop.0). Saving out brushes and textures (for PC) 1 Go to C:\Documents and Settings\[user account]\Application Data\Autodesk\SketchBook Pro\5.The Save As window appears. 3 Name the brush set.0 and copy the CustomBrushes and /or BrushTextures folder(s). Paste the folder(s) in an email and send it.0). other device.

See Exporting a brush set on page 161. Importing Do-It-Yourself brushes You can import a brush of your own it to reuse or try one created by a colleague. tap Export. select a brush to import. You can also bring these brushes to a client or use when working on another machine. Importing Do-It-Yourself brushes | 193 . 3 At the bottom of Brush Properties. the file will be saved in the CustomBrushes folder in SketchBook Pro. 4 Name the file and tap Save. try exporting the entire brush set. It doesn’t matter what the platform was that the brush was created on. 1 Create a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 165.menu. This opens Save As. 2 Either double-tap the Do-It-Yourself brush in the Brush Palette or select Show Brush Properties . you can change this. allows people working on different platforms to share brushes. however. 1 From the Lagoon. If you have a series of brushes to export. By default.

then tap New Brush.2 Tap the brush in the Lagoon to open the Brush Palette. tap a brush set. 194 | Chapter 8 Create custom brushes . 3 In the Brush Palette. 4 Tap . The Create Do-It-Yourself Brush window appears.

By default. then save it in your CustomBrushes folder. ■ Save the file to an external drive. Importing Do-It-Yourself brushes | 195 . 6 Select a custom brush file and tap Open. NOTE If importing a file that is on a different machine from a co-worker. The brush will appear in the Brush Palette. This opens the Open window. it opens the CustomBrushes folder in SketchBook Pro. you will need to do one of the following: ■ Connect through the network to their machine and navigate to their CustomBrushes folder.5 Tap Import.

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Take a screen snapshot Take a snapshot of your screen and mark it up in SketchBook. send. the Applications folder) to your Dock.Annotate. present 9 Print images or email them. drag the Autodesk SketchBook Pro Snapshot icon onto your system. drag the Snapshot icon from where you put it on your system (for example. Annotate sketches. Use it to capture your entire screen and modify what’s captured. Installing the screen capture tool 1 For PC users. 2 For Mac users. from the disk image you downloaded or found on your installation CD. clients. We recommend that you drag the icon to your Applications folder. 197 . Install Snapshot Snapshot is a screen capturing tool included with SketchBook. or friends. Present sketches to colleagues. print.

NOTE Autodesk SketchBook Pro copies the screen capture to the clipboard if it cannot open the screen capture. double-click the Autodesk SketchBook Pro Snapshot utility. 1 Select File > Send Mail. present . Autodesk SketchBook Pro opens a full-screen image of your display in a locked layer. send. Email a sketch Email a sketch to someone. 2 If an image file is already open in the application.Taking a screen capture on a PC 1 In your Windows system task bar. Taking a screen capture on a Mac 1 Click the Autodesk SketchBook Pro Snapshot icon from your Dock. 198 | Chapter 9 Annotate. 2 If an image file is already open in the application. and adds a new layer to mark up. print. a prompt to save and close appears. a prompt to save and close appears. Or. single-click the utility and then select Capture Screen from the menu that appears.

NOTE To see the future size of the attachment file for each format. Email a sketch | 199 . To select a default email application on a Windows XP system: 1 Go to the Internet Properties control panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options). Some email programs (for example. Microsoft Outlook) must be open before using this feature. For a smaller file size. 2 Click the Programs tab. select TIFF. click Calculate File Sizes. To preserve your layers. select JPEG or PNG. 3 Pick the default email application from the E-mail dropdown list. You have selected a default email application. Your email program is open. if you get a message that you cannot email the image. Troubleshooting For PC users.A window appears prompting you for the image file format you want to use. check that: You have an email account set up on your computer. 3 Click Send Mail. An image file of the format you selected is added as an attachment file named “Sketch” to a new message in your default mail browser. 2 Choose the image format.

ensure that your email service provider is operational. your markups have an annotation layer. if you get a message that you cannot email the image. but cannot send the message. Opening a background template 1 Download the background templates from the Autodesk SketchBook Pro web site. check that: ■ ■ ■ You have an email account set up on your computer. lines. Try the following: 1 From the Windows Start menu. or create your own. For quick access to this site. and other images you can draw over. 2 Type the "mailto:" command. 3 Click OK. When opening these templates into Autodesk SketchBook Pro. present . You have selected a default email application. Go to the Autodesk SketchBook Pro web site to download a large selection of graphs. If your email program creates the email message. If a new empty message window does not appear. (Refer to the documentation of your email program for further information. print.) Use background templates Use ready-made background images.You can launch your default email program from outside of Autodesk SketchBook Pro. choose Run. choose Help > Autodesk SketchBook Pro Online. then there is a problem with the configuration of your email application and/or account. For Mac users. 200 | Chapter 9 Annotate. send. with the image itself preserved as a locked background layer. You can launch your default email program from outside SketchBook.

TIFF. 3 Flick toward to open the Layers window. 4 Tap Open. PNG. 3 Browse to the directory where you downloaded the background templates. browse. use File > Save As to save your markups to another file. JPEG. 2 From Autodesk SketchBook Pro. It can be any image file in BMP. or PSD format. GIF. SketchBook Pro locks the layer containing the background image. 4 Hold the stylus over the background layer and flick toward . 5 To preserve the original template for later use. and select the one you want.2 Select File > Open. Creating your own background template 1 Select the image you want to use as a background template. and select an image file. use File > Open. Creating your own background template | 201 . 5 Flick toward to add another layer for markup.

1 To move to the next image in the current folder. NOTE SketchBook Pro uses a best-fit approach to print your image. 7 Select the TIFF file type (the only type that preserves layers). flick toward . present . select File > Page Setup. 6 Select File > Save As. 8 Tap Save. such as the printer and number of copies. send. NOTE To set default print values. print. the file name automatically changes.The new layer becomes the annotation layer. If the original image was a TIFF image. 1 Select File > Print. You can also enter a different name. 2 The system Print window prompts you for information. Flip through your sketches View the images in a folder. 3 Tap Print. 202 | Chapter 9 Annotate. Print a sketch Make printouts of your sketches.

Images are displayed in decreasing order by file name. HOUSE1. HOUSE1. NOTE If there are specific images you want to include in your presentation. To preserve the original image. HOUSE2. a prompt to save your changes when you go to the previous or next image appears. 2 To move to the previous image in the current folder. save the marked-up image under a different file name. Putting your images in order for presentation 1 Create a folder containing the images you want to include in the presentation. then hide the interface to make the images the focal point. Present images Use SketchBook to present your images. Present images | 203 . Remove any images you do not want to include. flick toward . HOUSE2. For example. HOUSE3. NOTE If you mark up the images. For example. copy them to a new folder. Organize and determine their order. HOUSE3.Images are displayed in increasing order by file name.

Hiding the interface for a bigger viewing area 1 Select to view a full-size display with no title bar or tools. For example. Slide B. flick toward . Slide A. Slide1. present . 2 Open the first file in the folder. send. Slide C.2 Rename the images in the folder in alphabetical or numerical order you want to present them. Or. Presenting images 1 Browse to the folder containing the images you want to present. Slide3. To go backwards. print. 3 To show the next image. flick toward . 2 To move back and forth between images. Slide2. flick toward . 3 To view all the tools again. 204 | Chapter 9 Annotate. use the Page Up and Page Down keys.

Change your interface 205 .Adjust system and program settings 10 Customize and optimize SketchBook by changing various preference settings.

select Edit > Preferences. This tab gives you complete control over these domains. select SketchBook Pro > Preferences. click an icon on the lagoon. take it out and replace it with one you do. 206 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . Create your own marking menus and populate the lagoon with the options you use most frequently. If you never use a tool.The Lagoon tab of the Preferences contains options for changing not only the lagoon. NOTE If you want to turn off the lagoon altogether or move it. 4 Tap the icon you want in its place. 2 Tap the Lagoon tab.xml file. then take with you to use on any machine. 1 For PC users. you can save to a portable hard drive. and always have your custom setup. but also marking menus. 3 In the lagoon section. Right-click to access a virtual floating lagoon. They are saved in an . see Hide or move the interface on page 122. For Mac users. Customizing lagoon icons Change the icons displayed in the lagoon. The icon changes. Use setting from the Lagoon Preferences. using the top section of the Lagoon Preferences.

you can use clutch keys or right-click to access these custom marking menus without visiting the lagoon. Once done.Customizing marking menus You can also customize the marking menu for an icon in the lagoon. adding tools that you commonly use. Lagoon position Mouse Hub menu Right-click and press 1 Right-click and press 2 Stylus Press-hold 1 and pen-down Press-hold 2 and pen-down Right-click and press 3 Press-hold 3 and pen-down Right-click and press 4 Press-hold 4 and pen-down Right-click and press 5 Press-hold 5 and pen-down Right-click and press 6 Press-hold 6 and pen-down Customizing marking menus | 207 .

Now. 1 For PC users. changing the tool icon displayed. For Mac users. 2 Tap the Lagoon tab. 208 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . The marking menu updates. Resetting your preferences At any time. you can add them to any custom marking menu. Changing a lagoon icon marking menu 1 With an icon selected in the lagoon section of the Lagoon Preferences. select Edit > Preferences.In the Lagoon Preferences. any Do-It-Yourself brushes you have made will be listed. 3 Tap OK. 2 Scroll through the list of tools and select one to replace the current tool. select SketchBook Pro > Preferences. click a tool in the Select Menu Location section. 3 Tap Reset. at the bottom of the Default SketchBook Tools list. This displays the name of the tool in the Default SketchBook Tools section. you can reset your preferences back to their original state.

With scroll bars Without 1 For PC users. keeping the focus on your presentation. For Mac users. Hiding or showing scroll bars When presenting your work. using this feature removes the scroll bars. select SketchBook Pro > Preferences. select Edit > Preferences. Hiding or showing scroll bars | 209 .4 Tap OK. This changes your lagoon and marking menus back to their original state.

eraser. The brush cursor appears as a cross-hair. For Mac users. select one of the following: ■ Display cross-hair – cursor location. 2 Tap the Brush tab. NOTE You can still use the Zoom and Move tool to view those parts of the image that are off the screen. Changing the cursor By optimizing settings to work with your type of system. follow the instructions above and select the Display cross-hair option. and other low-opacity brushes. (a cross-hair) always appears at the brush NOTE If you are running Windows Vista. Setting brush cross-hair preferences 1 For PC users. This could be making changes to the brush cross-hair settings or brush outline. select Edit > Preferences. Best for your hardware – the recommended setting.2 Tap the Canvas tab. 3 Turn off Enable canvas scroll bars. using a Wacom tablet. ■ Do not display cross-hair – displays only the brush stamp preview at the brush cursor location. This outline lets you see the size of the brush before you start drawing. 3 In the Preferences window. if appropriate. a brush outline appears for the smear brush. ■ Removing the brush outline 1 By default. such as the airbrush. you can improve performance. 210 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . select SketchBook Pro > Preferences. and your cursor does not appear.

To turn off the brush outline for erasers. In addition. select Edit > Preferences. Tablet PCs) use built-in keys for Page Up and Page Down. 2 Tap the Brush tab. select SketchBook Pro > Preferences. To turn off the brush outline for smear brushes.For PC users. select SketchBook Pro > Preferences. some systems (for example. 1 For PC users. select Edit > Preferences. 2 Tap the General tab. ■ To turn off the brush outline for low-opacity brushes. de-select Display outline for erasers. de-select Display outline for smear brushes. For Mac users. which confuses some users. ■ ■ Open next image Open previous image Changing the behavior of Page Up and Page Down | 211 . ■ ■ Changing the behavior of Page Up and Page Down Some machines use the Page Up and Page Down keys differently for browsing to previous or next files. 3 In the Page Up section. For Mac users. de-select Display outline when brush opacity is low. tap one of the following setting to set up the program behavior that works best for your system.

cm. 6 To use the default display size again. To specify a custom size: 1 For PC users. NOTE The maximum size is 6400 x 6400 pixels. but we recommend a lower value for optimal speed and performance. 2 Tap the General tab. Changing the default canvas size for new files By default.Changing the maximum number of undos Changing the number of undos only takes effect once a file is created or another one is imported. select Edit > Preferences. pixels/cm. We recommend you restart SketchBook. select SketchBook Pro > Preferences. 3 Enter the number of undos in Maximum undos. select SketchBook Pro > Preferences. 1 For PC users. 5 Change the resolution. if you want (choose from pixels/inch. For Mac users. 212 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . inches. select Edit > Preferences. or pixels/mm). tap Use width and height of window. The maximum value is 50. 4 Enter the width and height in the fields provided (choose from pixels. 3 De-select Use width and height of window. For Mac users. or mm). 2 Tap the Canvas tab. This change takes place when you create a file. the size of a new image is the size of the display.

deselect Enable Rotate Canvas. Improve performance Some users may experience slower performance when Rotate Canvas is enabled. who have experienced any of the following issues: ■ ■ ■ Cursor offset (Cintiq) Cursor acceleration (dual monitor setups) Erratic pen input Associating file types with Autodesk SketchBook Pro | 213 . if you double-click the files. 2 Tap the System tab. To change these associations: 1 Select Edit > Preferences. select the image file types you want to associate to Autodesk SketchBook Pro. 2 In the General tab. the associated program opens them. 1 Select Edit > Preferences to open the Preferences window. TIP Press the [ and ] keys to rotate the canvas to the left of right. 3 Tap OK and restart Sketchbook to correct this issue. by associating a program to a file type. which turn off Rotate Canvas. 3 Under Associated File Types.Associating file types with Autodesk SketchBook Pro For PC users. in the Graphics section. you can open files of that type into that program by default. NOTE This function is not available on the Mac. For example. Wacom tablet troubleshooting This is intended for SketchBook users of either the Wacom Cintiq or Intuos tablet devices. This can be corrected by changing a setting in the Preferences. respectively.

For Windows XP users 1 Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.wacom.php?id=289 http://www. scroll down and select Wacom. 214 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . 2 From the Add or Remove Programs window.com/faqs/view.Besides this document. scroll down and select Wacom. 3 Following the prompts to remove the program. 2 From the Add or Remove Programs window. 2 From the Add or Remove Programs window. For Windows Vista users 1 Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.wacom. If you are only experiencing tracking problems. For Windows 7 users 1 Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.com/faqs/view. 1 Uninstall the current Wacom Driver from your system. you will not need to continue beyond this section. 3 Following the prompts to remove the program.php?id=115 Part 1 This section must be completed by all users experiencing the aforementioned issues. 3 Following the prompts to remove the program. you may want to read these articles at visit the following links: ■ ■ http://www. scroll down and select Wacom.

5 Go to http://www.DAT files (this applies only to Windows users).DAT and wacom. For Windows XP users 1 Select: C:\Documents and Settings\Current User\Application Data\WTablet 2 Press Delete to remove all files and drivers. 4 Reboot your system. 3 Ensure the device is plugged in properly.For Mac users 1 Select MacIntosh HD [your harddrive] > Applications > Wacom Tablet > Remove Wacom Tablet.php to download any of the following drivers for your device: ■ 6. For Windows Vista users 1 Select: C:\Users\Current User\AppData\Roaming\WTablet 2 Press Delete to remove all files and drivers.1. ■ ■ Intuos – ensure the USB cable is connected to the system. For Windows 7 users 1 Select: C:\Users\Current User\AppData\Roaming\WTablet 2 Press Delete to remove all files and drivers. 2 Remove all drivers and tablet. 2 Following the prompts to remove the program. video.wacom.com/downloads/drivers. and that the USB cable is connected to the system. Cintiq tablet – ensure it has power.2-5 Wacom tablet troubleshooting | 215 .

Part 2 .Cintiq calibration This section is only applies to Cintiq users. and your stylus working. consult the Wacom Product Support Online at http://www.■ ■ 6. you must complete steps 1 to 5 in Part 1.1. the Wacom device should be tracking. Before starting this section. If not.com/productsupport/.5-3 6 Follow the installation instructions and reboot your system after completion.wacom.1. At this point. For Windows users 216 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . You should now have all the drivers installed. the device hooked up to your system. However. your Wacom Cintiq needs to be calibrated.4-3 6.

3 From the Monitor pull down menu. 4 Press the Calibrate button. select Cintiq. The Wacom Tablet Properties window appears.For Windows users 1 Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Wacom Tablet Properties. Another cross hair appears in the lower right corner after clicking the first. 5 Click the center of the cross hair with your stylus. 6 Click the center of the cross hair. Wacom tablet troubleshooting | 217 . 2 Click the Calibrate tab.

For Windows users 7 Click OK if satisfied with the results. 3 From the Monitor pull down menu. 2 Select Calibration. 218 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . select Cintiq. For Mac users 1 AccessSystem Preferences.

consult Wacom Product Support Online at http://www. 5 Click the center of the cross hair. you must complete steps 1 to 5 in Part 1.com/productsupport/. If for any reason the tip of the stylus does not line up. you need to set the mapping options. Part 2 – Intuos and Bamboo tablet setup This section is only applies to Intuos and Bamboo tablet users. Another cross hair appears in the lower right corner after clicking the first. Now that the tablet is connected and tracking properly. 6 Click OK if satisfied with the results and close the Wacom Tablet window.wacom. Wacom tablet troubleshooting | 219 . Before starting this section.For Mac users 4 Click the center of the cross hair with your stylus.

The Wacom Tablet Properties window appears. 2 Select the Mapping tab.1 Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Wacom Tablet Properties. 3 Set the following options: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Orientation ExpressKeys Left Mode Pen Screen Area Full Force Proportions check Tablet Area Full 220 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings .

1 Open your Wacom Tablet Properties.wacom. Tool > Functions. consult Wacom Product Support Online at http://www. If for any reason the stylus does not track properly. to use Rotate Canvas. For example. it could appear as an ellipse.com/productsupport/. ■ Windows users: Start > Programs > Wacom Tablet > Wacom Tablet Properties Macintosh users: Apple > System Preferences > Other > Wacom Tablet ■ 2 Select Tablet > Intuos4 M.NOTE NOTE The most important option to have set is Force Proportion. Performance and Rotate Canvas If using an Intuos4 tablet. This ensures you are drawing proportionally. Wacom tablet troubleshooting | 221 . select Keystroke. 3 From Keystroke. when you try to draw a circle. and the Touch Ring tab. with Force Proportion NOT enabled. configure your Touch Ring.

For the latest Wacom drivers.wacom. Install a tablet driver only after you have plugged in the Wacom device. problems with stylus pressure or with drifting or offset of the brush stroke). uninstalled the previous driver. try uninstalling the tablet driver and reinstalling it. go to the Support area of http://www.Installing the latest drivers If your Wacom device seems to work when you first plug it in. but you experience erratic behavior (for example. NOTE If you switch from serial to USB devices. 222 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . and restarted. you need the latest tablet driver.com.

which applies the changes only to it. Using default tip pressure feel If you find that brush strokes change abruptly from too light to too dark as you vary the amount of pressure you apply to your stylus: 1 For PC users. display the Wacom Tablet Properties window. 2 To customized settings for other applications. use the following instructions. Access this window from Start > Settings > Control Panel > Wacom tablet. The shape of the pressure curve in the More Options display must be a diagonal line. find the installed Wacom drivers and double-clicking the Wacom Tablet icon to access this window. Adjusting stylus responsiveness | 223 . For Mac users. add Autodesk SketchBook Pro to the list of applications with customized tool settings. NOTE You cannot adjust stylus responsiveness.NOTE For PC users. 2 Select Edit > Pen Responsiveness. 1 Select a pressure-sensitive brush. The Pen Responsiveness window appears. Adjusting stylus responsiveness Styli (pens) for various systems each respond differently to the pressure you apply. It takes this shape by default when you move the Tip Pressure Feel slider to the middle. 3 Move the Tip Pressure Feel slider to half-way between Soft and Hard. NOTE For information about using SketchBook with Wacom tablets. NOTE This setting affects brushstrokes for all pressure-sensitive brushes. such as the pencil. do not install Wacom drivers on a Tablet PC. unless the current brush is pressure-sensitive. Adjusting stylus responsiveness on page 223. If you dislike the feel of your current stylus. Only install those drivers provided by your Tablet PC manufacturer. see the section to follow.

224 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . but visible strokes. 4 Test your stylus on the canvas.3 Move the slider to the right to increase the responsiveness of the stylus. the pencils tend to make light. With light pressure. thick strokes. Adjusting stylus responsiveness for one brush The Pen Responsiveness window applies to all brushes. NOTE The Pen Responsiveness window stays up while you test. With heavy pressure. As you move toward the More end of the scale. 5 Keep testing with different responsiveness values until the marks on the screen look and feel right. the feel of the stylus becomes softer. the feel of the stylus becomes harder. You do not have to press hard to get dark and thick strokes. Press hard to get dark and thick strokes. the markers and other heavier brushes tend to make dark. For PC For Mac As you move toward the Less end of the scale. Experiment with different types of brushes. NOTE You may need to adjust the pen responsiveness each time you use a different tablet or stylus.

For details. NOTE Do not click Change screen orientation .To create a brush that responds differently to the pressure you apply to the stylus. See: ■ Adjust the pressure sensitivity of a Do-It-Yourself brush on page 170 NOTE Brushstrokes can change abruptly from too light to too dark as you vary the stylus pressure. select Properties. in the Tablet and Pen Settings window. Only use drivers provided by your Tablet PC manufacturer. Using primary landscape orientation For best performance. Adjusting Tablet PC settings For PC users. Adjusting Tablet PC settings | 225 . NOTE The following settings are for the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system running on Tablet PCs. 2 In the menu that appears. They do not apply to other operating systems. change the controls for the primary landscape orientation. 1 On your system toolbar. create a do-it-yourself brush and change its size and opacity levels. see Wacom tablet troubleshooting on page 213. Setting the tip pressure feel to its default value corrects the abrupt changes. NOTE Do not install Wacom drivers on your Tablet PC. optimize your workflow by changing Tablet PC settings. tap .

4 Tap the Primary landscape screen orientation.The Tablet and Pen Settings window appears. Selecting the best performance setting The best performance setting improves the speed of the operating system for the Tablet PC: 1 For PC users. Disabling the pop-up keyboard When you wiggle the stylus. We recommend using Landscape mode in this situation. menu. 226 | Chapter 10 Adjust system and program settings . select the Start Input Panel Gesture option. tap this icon. If you find that this window interferes with your sketching workflow. in your system toolbar. NOTE For PC users. a keyboard window appears. 3 Tap the Pen Options tab. select Properties. The option turns blue when selected. The Tablet and Pen Settings window appears. 3 Tap the Performance and Maintenance > Managing your computer’s performance link in the left pane. some Tablet PC models run more slowly in Portrait mode due to hardware implementation. 4 Under the Pen Action heading. browse to your system's Start 2 Select Settings > Control Panel > Help. 4 Follow the instructions in Changing visual effects. 2 In the menu that appears. 3 Tap the Display tab. you can temporarily disable the window as follows: 1 For PC users.

select Properties. to type a file name). try increasing the size threshold of the stylus wiggle by increasing the value of the Gesture slider to Large. The Tablet and Pen Settings window appears. 6 In the window that appears. 1 On your system toolbar. tap this icon. select the Press and Hold option. turn this setting back on. As an alternative. The option turns blue when selected. 4 Under the Pen Action heading. 2 In the menu that appears.5 Tap the Settings button. 3 Tap the Pen Options tab. 5 Tap Settings. disable the Enable press and hold for right-click check box. 6 Disable the Enable Start Input Panel Gesture checkbox. Adjusting Tablet PC settings | 227 . 7 Tap OK. You can enable this setting later to use the menu. disable the right mouse button menu. NOTE When entering text again (for example. Disabling the right mouse button menu If a right mouse button indicator keeps popping up next to the stylus and is interfering with your drawing.

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Lagoon Icon Icon 229 .Master list 11 Name and location Hotkey Mac Hotkey PC Interface Controls Lagoon Full UI Lagoon: Interface Controls marking menu Title Bar Off Lagoon: Interface Controls marking menu Lagoon Right Lagoon: Interface Controls marking menu UI Off Lagoon: Interface Controls marking menu Title Bar Only Lagoon: Interface Controls marking menu NOTE This table is in a state of flux and may not accurately depict the current state of your interface.

Lagoon Icon Icon Name and location Hotkey Mac Hotkey PC Tools/Views Lagoon Zoom/Rotate/Move Canvas Lagoon: Tools/View marking menu Fit to View Lagoon: Tools/View marking menu Add Text Layer Lagoon: Tools/View marking menu Spacebar Spacebar Ctrl+O +O R R Edit Text Layer Lagoon: Tools/View marking menu R R Layers Lagoon: Tools/View marking menu Ruler (Show/Hide) Lagoon: Tools/View marking menu R R Ellipse (Show/Hide) Lagoon: Tools/View marking menu Symmetry Y (on/off) Lagoon: Tools/View marking menu Image menu E E Y Y 230 | Chapter 11 Master list .

Fills. Tools marking menu Hard Eraser Lagoon: Brushes. Fills. Fills. Fills.Lagoon Icon Icon Name and location Hotkey Mac Hotkey PC Actual View Lagoon: Tools/View marking menu Option+ Ctrl+Alt+O +O Brushes. Tools marking menu Airbrush Lagoon: Brushes. Tools marking menu Brush Palette Lagoon: Brushes. Fills. Tools marking menu Paintbrush Lagoon: Brushes. Fills. Tools marking menu Ballpoint Pen Lagoon: Brushes. Tools marking menu S S | 231 . Tool smarking menu Swap Between 2 Brushes Lagoon: Brushes. Fills. Fills. Tools Lagoon Pencil Lagoon: Brushes.

Tools marking menu Colors Lagoon Black Lagoon: Colors marking menu Gray 60% Lagoon: Colors marking menu Gray 20% Lagoon: Colors marking menu White Lagoon: Colors marking menu Colors Editor Lagoon: Colors marking menu Blue Lagoon: Colors marking menu Green Lagoon: Colors marking menu Red Lagoon: Colors marking menu 232 | Chapter 11 Master list . Fills.Lagoon Icon Icon Name and location Hotkey Mac Hotkey PC Marker Lagoon: Brushes.

Lagoon Icon Icon Name and location Hotkey Mac Hotkey PC Edit Lagoon Select Lagoon: Edit marking menu M M Lasso Select Lagoon: Edit marking menu L L Clear Lagoon: Edit marking menu Edit menu Copy Lagoon: Edit marking menu Image menu Paste Lagoon: Edit marking menu Edit menu Cut Lagoon: Edit marking menu Edit menu Crop to Selection Lagoon: Edit marking menu Image menu Move/Rotate/Scale Layer Lagoon: Edit marking menu Del Del Ctrl+C +C Ctrl+V +V Ctrl+X +X V V | 233 .

Lagoon Icon Icon Name and location Hotkey Mac Hotkey PC File Lagoon Save Lagoon: File marking menu File menu New Lagoon: File marking menu File menu Next Image Lagoon: File marking menu Ctrl+S +S Ctrl+N +N Rotate Image CW Lagoon: File marking menu Image menu Add Image .. Lagoon: File marking menu File menu Rotate Image CCW Lagoon: File marking menu Image menu Previous Image Lagoon: File marking menu Open Lagoon: File marking menu File menu Ctrl+O +O 234 | Chapter 11 Master list ..

Lagoon Icon Icon Name and location Hotkey Mac Hotkey PC Current Tool Under the Lagoon Current Color Under the Lagoon Undo Under the Lagoon Edit menu Redo Under the Lagoon Edit menu Ctrl+Z +Z Ctrl+Y +Y Brush Palette Show Brush Properties Show Brush Resize Marking Menu Standard Brush Set Pencit Airbrush Marker Chisel Tip Pen Ballpoint Pen Paintbrush | 235 .

Felt Tip Pen Smear Blur Sharpen Hard Eraser Soft Eraser Flood Fill Flood Fill All Visible Layers Custom Brush Set Do-It-Yourself Brush Menus File menu ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ New Open Open Recent Save Save As Save a Copy As Add Image Page Setup 236 | Chapter 11 Master list .

■ ■ ■ Print Send Mail Exit Edit menu ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Undo Redo Cut Copy Copy Merged Paste Clear Select All Deselect Stylus Responsiveness Preferences Image menu ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Image Size Canvas Size Crop Crop to Selection Adjust ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Brightness/Contrast Hue/Saturation Color Balance Greyscale Invert | 237 .

■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Rotate Image CCW Rotate Image CW Mirror Canvas Flip Canvas Vertically Mirror Layer Flip Layer Vertically Symmetry X Symmetry Y Action menu ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Start Recording Stop Recording/Playback Start Playback Save Recording As Load Recording Loop Parameters Window menu ■ ■ ■ ■ Toolbar Lagoon Layer Editor Color Editor Help menu ■ ■ ■ ■ SketchBook Pro Help SketchBook Pro Online Autodesk Area Autodesk Design Community 238 | Chapter 11 Master list .

■ About SketchBook Pro Right-click marking menu Zoom/Rotate/Move Canvas (Spacebar) Actual Size (Ctrl+Alt+O) Fit to View (Ctrl+O) Symmetry Y Ruler (Show/Hide) Symmetry X Ellipse (Show/Hide) Layers | 239 .

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168 creation 159 cursor. delete 164 brush set. Copy Brush 168 Brush Palette. showing/hiding 209 best for your hardware 188 blur paint 44 BMP (bitmap) format. delete 169 brush. Delete Brush Set 164 Brush Palette. rename 160 brush. Export Brush Set 161. 191–192 Brush Palette. view 89 Add Image window 114 adjust pen pressure 223 adjusting. 191–192 brush set. definition 116 brush remove outline 210 reset 177 rotate stroke 175 texture rotate 175 brush cursor. save to 125 airbrush 44 associate file types with the program 213 B ballpoint pen 44 bars. Rename Brush Set 160 brush properties shape + color 174 brush set. save as 125 Brightness. export 161.Index 45-degree lines. change 188 custom 159 definition 37 delete 165 eraser 44 felt pen 44 hard eraser 48 icons. import 163 brush set. stylus responsiveness 224 Adobe Photoshop. change 184 manager 189 marker 44 organize 189 paintbrush 44 pencil 44 resize 46 saving 190 select 44 smear 44 soft eraser 44 swap to last 67 241 | Index . Delete Brush 169 Brush Palette. copy 168 brush. draw 44 A acetate layers (see layers) 129 activation by serial number 22 actual size. adjusting responsiveness 224 brush. new 159 brush set. changing 210 brush outline remove 188 Brush Palette. New Brush 165 Brush Palette. new 165 brushes 44. Import Brush Set 163 Brush Palette. New Brush Set 159 Brush Palette. 159 airbrush 44 ballpoint pen 44 calligraphic effect with hard edges 181 calligraphy 44 change name or icon (custom brushes only) 182 chisel tip 44 clear brushstrokes 65 color change 50 copy 165.

types of 159 custom texture 174 shape + color 174 customizing brushes 159 lagoon 206 marking menu 207 customizing. lines and shapes 8. lagoon 208 D default brushes 44 colors 50 file type associations 213 size when opening new files definitions 37 delete copied brush 165 layer 155 Delete Brush 169 212 242 | Index . changing brush 210 custom 159 custom brushes 159 copy brush settings 165. maximum undos 212 chisel tip 44 circle 73 Circle 8. brush set 159 create. lagoon icons 208 changing. definition 116 color wheel 59 definition 38 colors 50 change 50 custom palette 64 pick from canvas 52 Colors window 59 Contrast. definition 116 Copy Brush 168 copy brushes 165. brush 165 create. 168 identify with name or icon 182 custom brushes. brush cursor 210 changing. 72 clear brushstrokes 65 clear layer 154 Color Balance.texture 174 types 44 undo 64 brushstroke clear 65 definition 38 undo 64 button on pen doesn’t respond 31 C calligraphic effect with hard edges 181 calligraphy brush 44 canvas change size for new files 212 crop 97 definition 38 resize 101 change brush stamp 178 do-it-yourself brush 178 layer order 150 texture brush 177 changing layer order 150 marking menu 207 changing. 72 creating brushes 159 crop 97 canvas 97 definition 38 cursor cross-hair 188 eyedropper 52 lasso 93 magnifying glass 60 select arrow 92 zoom and move tool 88 cursor. 168 create brushes 159 custom brushes 159 rotate stroke 175 texture brush 174 create.

view images in 202 frozen tablet after pen stroke 44 29 E E hotkey 83 edges. brush 168 eyedropper tool 52 F file type associations 213 files browse through 203 new 123 open 127 order and present 203 save 125 finger-painting (smear) brush fit image in display 89 flick stroke 29 flip image 113 layer 150 through images 203 flip. save as 125 glossary of terms 37 grab tool (for picking colors) Grayscale. layer 137 flip. for do-it-yourself brushes 181 hide ruler 82–83 hide layers 134 hiding. through sketches 202 folder. scroll bars 209 horizontal lines. lines and shapes 8. 72 drivers for Wacom tablets 222 duplicate layer 132 duplicate. mouse indicator 28 disabling. draw 44 disabling. pop-up keyboard 27 display crosshair 188 do not display crosshair 188 do-it-yourself brush change 178 do-it-yourself brushes edges 181 resize 170 roundness 179 shape 179 slant 179 stamp spacing 180 transparency and opacity 172 document size 108 drag and zoom tool 88 draw tools 44 draw. draw 44 hotkey E 83 Index | 243 . setting for do-it-yourself brushes 181 edit brush stamp 178 reset preferences 208 edit. view files 203 folder.Delete Brush Set 164 diagonal lines. definition 116 guides 81 88 H hand tool 88 hard edges. serial number 24 erasers 44 expand canvas size 101 Export Brush Set 161. 191–192 export to Photoshop 125 eyedropper 52 definition 38 G get started 31 GIF format. brush set name 160 ellipse 73 elliptical ruler 81 hide 83 show 83 email a sketch 199 Enable Rotate Canvas 213 entering.

scale selection move. changing icons 208 lasso select 91 last brush. view in folder 202 images actual size 89 add 114 change resolution 106 change size 103 crop 97 fit in display 89 flip 113 mark up 203 organize in a folder 203 present 204 rotate 113 Import Brush Set 163 improving. what to do before 12 installation. disabling pop-up 27 I icons create your own 185 replace for custom brushes 184 reset 208 icons. rotate. what to do before PC 13 interface hide 123 move to opposite bottom corner 123 Invert. disabling 28 insert image 114 installation. changing lagoon 208 Image Size window settings 110 image. definition K 116 Keep proportions setting 111 keyboard shortcuts 37 keyboard window. enable and disable 226 keyboard. or rotate 135 name 157 occlusion 150 rename 157 reorder 150 94 J JPEG format. 14 installation.R 83 hotkeys 37 Hue. Tablet PC 14 installation. definition 116 irregular area. Mac 12. scale. save as 125 244 | Index . what to do before Mac 12 installation. 213 indicator. use 67 layer flip 137 mirror 137 move 137 reorder 150 rotate 137 scale 137 layers 129 add 131 behind 150 clear 154 clear brushstrokes 65 copy 94 delete 155 duplicate 132 flip or mirror 150 hide 134 identify 157 in front 150 label 157 lock 153 merge 152 move. PC 11. performance 24–25. 22 installation. select 91 L lagoon 34 customizing 206 marking menu 207 preferences 206 reset 208 lagoon.

Line 70 Line and Shape. before installation 13 PC. disable 227 mouse. 70. 72–73 11–12 P Page Up key. reversing Page Up/Page Down hotkeys 211 normal view. create 123 next image. draw straight 44 load. Oval 73 Line and Shape. 72 manager brush 189 managing brushes 189 marker 44 marking menu customizing 207 definition 39 reset 208 using 31 menu customizing marking 207 reset 208 merge layers 152 minimum system requirements mirror a layer 150 an image 113 definition 39 layer 137 modify texture brush 177 mouse cursor. disabling indicator 28 move layer 137 12 O opacity definition 39 setting for do-it-yourself brushes 172 open file 127 order layers 150 order. return to 89 M Mac. Rectangle 71 lines 8. changing behavior paintbrush 44 palette colors 64 tools 34 PC. 72 lines. installation 22 Macintosh system requirements magnifying glass 60 make. turn off 188 Oval 8. lines and shapes 8.save as TIFF file 126 stack. reorder 150 left-handed interface 123 Line 8. 72 Line and Shape 69 Line and Shape. before installation 12 Mac. remove brush 210 outline. brush set 163 lock layers 153 layers 135 layers above or beneath other layers 150 selection 94 the canvas (rotate or flip) 113 view of sketch around 88 N New Brush 165 New Brush Set 159 new sketch. installation 14 PC. uninstalling 21 pen see stylus 40 211 Index | 245 . images 203 orgainizing brushes 189 orientation 39 outline.

keep 111 PSD file. 71–72 redo 64 remove brush outline 188. using. rename brush 160 setup. choose 52 Saturation. scale 94 serial number activation 22 serial number. rotate. change 106 responsiveness of pen 223 responsiveness. Enable Rotate Canvas 213 present images 204 previous images. create more for sketching 101 rotate image 113 layer 137 layers 135 selection 94 Rotate Canvas. Tablet PC 26 shape + color texture brush 174 R R hotkey 83 Rectangle 8. definition 40 pen-down. delete brush 164 set. create brush 159 set. entering 24 set. disable 226 pop-up. save to 125 Pixel Dimensions setting 110 PNG format. for do-it-yourself brushes 179 rulers 81 hide 82–83 show 82–83 S sample color. save to 125 room. reverse Page Up/Page Down hotkeys for 211 primary landscape orientation 225 proportions. definition 116 save brushes and textures 190 save out. 72 pop-up keyboard. definition 40 pencil can’t see marks 223 select 44 performance. disabling 27 preferences lagoon 206 reset 208 Preferences. tuning 26 Photoshop. Rotate Canvas 213 rotate stroke 175 roundness of brush stamp. improving 24–25. adjusting stylus 224 246 | Index . brush set 161. brush set 164 Rename Brush Set 160 reorder. showing/hiding 209 select brushes 44 colors 50 lasso area 91 layers 129 rectangular area 90 tools with the pen 31 select tools quickly 29 selection. 210 remove. speed up 226 performance. move. 213 performance. brush 169 remove. 191–192 set. import brush 163 set. 191–192 save your work 125 scale layer 137 layers 135 selection 94 scroll bars. layer 150 reset brush 177 icons 208 lagoon 208 marking menu 208 preferences 208 resolution. export brush 161.Pen Pressure window 223 pen responsiveness. save as 125 Polyline 8.

Line 70 toolbar. reorder 150 stamp of brush. Line 70 shape. for do-it-yourself brushes 179 smear brush 44 smudge paint 44 soft edges. draw 44 stroke definition 40 rotate 175 stylus 31 can’t see marks 223 definition 40 keyboard window keeps appearing when wiggled 226 resize brush for eraser end 48 responsiveness 223 tip pressure feel setting (Wacom) 223 use to select tools 31 stylus. 72 stack of layers. for do-it-yourself brushes 181 solid edges. adjusting responsiveness 224 summary of tools 34 swap between brushes 67 system bar. save as 125 tip pressure feel. flip through 202 SketchBook Pro. lagoon 206 slant of brush stamp. Wacom setting 223 toggle between brushes 67 toolbar.shape. setup 26 tablet. definition 40 straight edge ruler 81 hide 82 show 82 straight line. scroll bars 209 size of canvas set default for new files 212 size of canvas. for do-it-yourself brushes 179 stamp spacing. installation 14 Tablet PC. installing 21 Tablet PC. hide 123 system performance. for do-it-yourself brushes 181 spacing of brush stamps. Rectangle 71 shapes 8. 72 show ruler 82–83 showing. rectangle 71 toolbox icon 34 tools hide 123 layers 129 select 31 summary 34 zoom and move 88 tooltip 31 transparency setting for do-it-yourself brushes 172 troubleshooting can’t email a sketch 199 Index | 247 . Oval 73 shape. crop 97 sketch clear 65 email 199 open 127 save 125 to draw 44 tools 44 sketch. tuning 26 T Tablet PC. Oval 73 toolbar. for do-it-yourself brushes 180 square 71 Square 8. can’t see pen marks 223 texture brush 174 brush rotate 175 texture brush change 177 change properties 177 rotate stroke 175 shape + color 174 textures saving 190 TIFF format.

slow performance 225 248 | Index . changing maximum 212 uninstalling. troubleshooting 222 Windows system requirements 11 Z zoom and move tool 88 zoom.can’t see pen marks 223 reduce number of undos for better performance 212 slow performance 225 tablet freezes with pen stroke 29 Wacom tablets 222 tuning. draw 44 view actual size of image 89 fit to display 89 sketches in a folder 203 view. explore 129 vertical lines. for PC 21 uninstalling. system performance 26 turn off outline 188 V variations. for Tablet PC 21 use. lines and shapes 8. 72 W Wacom tablets. images in folders 202 U undo brushstrokes 64 maximum number 212 undo.

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