iPad App of the Week

SketchBook Pro gets picked as iPad App of the Week on the App Store!

SketchBook Pro 2 went live May 5, 2011,  and was followed shorty after by the SketchBook Express 2 update. 


SketchBook Pro 2.0.1 FAQ

Q: Is there a way to remove a Brush Set from the Brush Editor?
A: There isn't a way to uninstall a single Brush Set, but when you go into Information (i) >Prefs, under the Factory Defaults, you can Reset Brush Settings.  This restores all the brushes to their original state.  Brushe Sets from the Store can be re-installed again at any time.

Q: My Brush Sets have disappeared, but appear as 'installed' in the Store.  How do I re-install them?
A: If you have Restrictions Enabled in your iPad Settings, when updating from 2.0 to 2.0.1, this can remove the brushes while leaving the Store state as 'installed'.  Disabling the Restrictions will resolve this condition.  You can also Reset Brush Settings to restart fresh.

Q: The App is freezing.  What can I do?
A: We have had several reports of the App freezing on older versions of iOS.  We highly recommend syncing your iPad and updating to the latest version of iOS to take advantage of all the latest improvements.  Also, if you are using the High Resolution option on iPad 2, the canvas size is 4x larger, so some operations, such as layer operations and previewing from the gallery will be slower.




The Digital Canvas Reception

Updated on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:58AM by Registered Commenteradsk.chris


Last Thursday, May 5, 2011, the Autodesk Gallery hosted a private reception for the Digital Canvas exhibition.  With over 100 guests, including contributing artists, guests and local media, the exhibit was unveiled in a highly intimate and social setting.

The Collection: Curated by Susan Murtaugh, the exhibit's aim was to celebrate  the diversity and creativity of digital art.

"The 'day job' diversity of our 82 artists is astounding.", said Susan in her opening remarks, "Starting with a fourth grade student, university students and professors, a public health worker, lawyer, aerospace technician, general contractor, a farmer, a real estate broker, a couple of architects,  a journalist, goldsmith, an obstetrician and surgeon. Not to mention professional illustrators, animators, designers and directors."

The audience was also given a special treat thanks to Jay Shuster, Art Director of Pixar, who shared his background story along with amazing behind the scenes details and concept sketches from the upcoming Cars 2 movie. 

Click to read more ...


"Breath of Fresh Airline"

Last week, Virgin America launched its new national multi-media "Breath of Fresh Airline" advertising and marketing campaign.  Using imagery of passengers through an airplane window, they convey fresh experiences, including this one featuring SketchBook!

For more information about the campaign, click here.


Pro 2.0 for iPad

On May 5, 2011, SketchBook Pro 2.0 for iPad was made available on the App Store.

What's New

✓Customizable User Interface
• Assign a selection of commands to 3 finger swipe gestures
• Radial menu for expert users to assign brush + color combinations
• Brush Palette for fast access to your favorite brushes
• Color Swatch Palette for fast access to your favorite colors

✓Brush Properties Puck
• Opacity and Size now adjust independently

✓Additional Brush Properties
• Brush rotation
• Brush aspect ratio
• Randomization  for brush spacing and rotation

✓Slider precision
• Tap beside sliders to nudge values
• Variable speed scrubbing on sliders (moving finger down below slider increases precision with distance)

✓Additional Brushes
• SketchBook Store
• Install new brush sets (5 completely new brush sets)

✓Pinch Zoom
• snaps to 100% zoom when pinched to within 5%

✓Dropbox Support
• Import and Export files to Dropbox

✓Layered File Import
• Import layered files

✓iPad 2
• Normal resolution (1024x768 with 12 layers)
• Option for High Resolution canvas (2048x1536 with 4 layers)
• 20 undo/redo levels
• Support for mirroring on external displays

✓Bug fixes & Performance
• Better document recovery when things go bad
• Fixed import from Camera on iPad 2
• Fixed low memory issues when importing large images from Photo Library


For more details about the release, Click here to view or download the SketchBook Pro 2.0 documentation.


Join the Facebook Group

 If you are a "Facebook person", you can join the SketchBook Pro Group.  Connect with fellow SketchBook users through the Wall and Discussions. We also  post news and announcements.

Next time you are logged into Facebook, join the SketchBook Pro group.