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Learn how to use our powerful collection of over 150 stock and custom brushes.
  • Brushes and the Brush Palette

    With SketchBook, you won’t feel limited. There are an assortment of basic brushes for anyone using the free version. If...
  • How to use the Brush Puck

    Want a shortcut for changing brush opacity and size, or opening Brush Properties? Try the Brush Puck! The Brush Puck is a great shortcut tool...
  • How to resize brushes

    Change the size of a brush to make it smaller for adding detail or larger for quick coverage of a...
  • How to use the Brush Library

    The Brush Library looks slightly different, depending on the platform you’re on. The device you are using, as well as...
  • How to use Brush Properties

    Use Brush Properties to customize and change the characteristics of a brush. Though we try to create brushes you will...
  • How to load brushes

    What if you’re working on a job and have to use custom brushes they’ve made? Or, a friend wants you to check...
  • How to use SketchBook Extras

    These are downloadable content exclusive to SketchBook subscribers and trial users. The SketchBook Extras pane contains weekly updated downloadable content, such as...
  • How to customize brushes

    The brushes we ship with SketchBook are great and you can do almost anything with them. However, you may want to add to the...
  • How to set stylus tilt

    Stylus tilt helps your stylus create a stroke with the directionality you expect and controls how the stroke of the brush is drawn. Setting...
  • What are Brush Types

    blendingHow would you like to have an airbrush to paint glow effects or a marker you can assign blend modes...
  • How to set brush edges

    Normally, the brush type you have selected determines the brush edge properties. When modifying a brush, to achieve certain effects,...
  • How to import textures

    Do you want to create a brush stroke that looks like you’ve painted over a surface with a texture, such...
  • How to scale textures

    When you use Scale, you are zooming in or out of the texture. Dragging the Scale slider can provide you with more or less detail. In...
  • How to use texture depth

    There are two depth settings, one that affects the overall stroke and the other, the brush tip, provides pressure-sensitivity. When...
  • How to invert textures

    You may have a texture that would be perfect, if only the darks were lights and the lights were darks....
  • How to change textures

    Sometimes you have a texture that is too defined (black and white) or too subtle (gray). Use Brightness and Contrast to change it. To pull...
  • How to create texture icons

    Do you have a texture brush and want its texture to be the icon? If so, if the version of SketchBook you’re running supports...
  • How to import brush icons

    The device you are using, as well as the version of SketchBook you are running, will determine whether you can...
  • How to reset brush icons

    If you are using a version of SketchBook that supports the changing of brush icons, do you want to return...
  • How to export brush sets

    Now that you’ve made one or more sets of brushes, we recommend you save them. Once you export brush sets, they can be...
  • How to delete brush sets

    If you ever want to permanently delete brush sets, use Delete Brush Set to do this. Deleting a brush set...
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