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From rulers to predictive stroke, Autodesk SketchBook has tools for every artist.
  • Autodesk SketchBook Tools

    We have an assortment of sketching tools to help you create your image. The version of SketchBook you are running and...
  • Selection tools

    There are an assortment of Selection tools. Use some of these for choosing a type of selection. Use others to help once...
  • How to undo and redo

    How many times have you sketched something and wished you could get back what you erased? Have you worked with something...
  • How to add to a selection

    Exclusive to the subscription version When making a selection, sometimes you don’t grab everything the first time. When this happens, instead...
  • How to replace a selection

    Exclusive to the subscription version Replace is the default selection setting. So if it’s the default setting, when would you ever...
  • How to use transforms

    Transforms are used for moving, rotating, scaling, flipping, mirroring, and distorting content. If you’re looking for moving, rotating, or zooming...
  • How to distort a selection

    With  Distort, you can drag the handles  in any direction to distort a selection. Since they aren’t constrained to 90 degrees, you can use...
  • How to add an image

    Wondering how to add an image into SketchBook? What about what types of files are supported? Well, how to do it...
  • How to crop things

    Use crop to change the dimensions of a selection or your canvas. Cropping in SketchBook for Desktop In SketchBook for Desktop,...
  • How to transform canvases

    Learn how to transform canvases to rotate, scale, and/or reposition them, using gestures or various tools in the different versions...
  • How to invert a selection

    Wondering how to use Invert? Say you have a large area to select, using it can save you time and make it...
  • How to use Symmetry

    Do you want to draw one side of something and have SketchBook mirror it and draw the other or create flowers, mandalas,...
  • How to use Perspective guides

    There are four types of perspective guides. Only SketchBook for Desktop has these tools, at present.  1 point mode Create...
  • How to use Text

    For many projects, text is an integral part of your design. SketchBook understands this, so there are an assortment of Text tool....
  • How to use Guides

    Need help drawing a straight line, circle, ellipse, or French curves? Use the guides to help as you draw. In the toolbar,...
  • How to use Shape tools

    In SketchBook, we have Shape and Draw Style tools. They are the same things. Both are used for creating shapes,...
  • How to use Time-lapse recording

    Time-lapse record is only available in SketchBook for Mobile. If you are using SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below, your time-lapse recording interface...
  • How to scan sketches

    Scan Sketch is only available in SketchBook for Mobile. Do you love coloring, have coloring books at home, but can’t...
  • How to use SKETCH THIS

    Learn how to use SKETCH THIS. Find out how to start, select, submit, and resubmit a challenge. For SketchBook users who are trying SKETCH THIS...