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SketchBook and Copic Markers Team Up

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SBP_5-2_Purple_smallSketchBook & the makers of Copic have teamed up!

Copic is a brand of alcohol marker developed by Too Corporation of Japan.  Sold in more than 50 countries, the multipurpose markers are used in design, education, architecture, fashion, illustration, comics/manga, hobbies and craft.

Today, an update for SketchBook Pro is available that delivers new markers that are modeled after Copic’s popular products and includes more than 300 colors from their Copic Color System.  The marker behavior has also been improved to provide greater control of the marker’s flow, simulating the 7 strokes to build to full saturation just like real Copic markers. 

Additonal enhancements are also included in the 5.2 update (also known as service pack 2):

√ Copic Color Library

• Over 300 colors from Copic’s popular color system

√ Copic Presets

• 4 Markers

• 1 Multi-liner

• 1 Drawing Pen

• New ‘wetness’ parameter in Brush Properties

√ Text Enhancements

• Automatic switch to transform mode after typing text

• Dynamic scaling now actually adjusts Font Size

√ PXD support

• Read and write native Pixlr layered files

√ Brush puck behavior

• By popular demand, the puck has been reverted to only adjust Brush Size.

√ Hotkey shortcuts

• ‘O’ key to adjust Opacity

• ‘/’ key to adjust Tilt (rotation)

Additionally, a FREE SketchBook Copic Edition (subject to end license user agreement) is also available today, allowing everyone to get a taste of SketchBook Pro.  The free application sports the Copic Markers brush set and a sample of 72 Copic colors.  Availalbe on the Mac App Store and www.copic.jp (Mac & Windows downloads).

 Existing SketchBook Pro customers can get the update for free!

Mac App Store customers can update directly.  All other customers can download the update from the SketchBook Update page.