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Getting Started with SketchBook

Getting started with an introduction to the interface and the most basic interactions.

Getting started in SketchBook for Desktop

If you haven’t dismissed the pop-up screen, tap Sign In and enter your Autodesk account username and password. If you don’t have one, tap Create Account and follow the instructions. Once finished doing either, start using SketchBook.

Example of the UI for the Pro version of SketchBook

The subscription version has the following functionality:

For information on how to set the canvas size, see How to create canvases.

What do I do next?

After creating a new sketch, here are some articles that could come in handy:

  1. How to select a brush
  2. Color Editor
  3. Autodesk SketchBook Tools
  4. How to import images
  5. Changing the language of the UI

Getting started in SketchBook for Mobile

If you want to check out the trial, tap START FREE TRIAL and follow the instructions.

If you already have an Autodesk account, tap My Account, then enter your username and password.

If you don’t have an Autodesk account, tap CREATE ACCOUNT and follow the instructions.

Here are some suggested articles for what to do next:

Getting started in SketchBook for Windows 10

If you want to check out the trial, tap START FREE TRIAL and follow the instructions.

If you already have an Autodesk account, tap My Account, then enter your username and password.

If you don’t have an Autodesk account, tap CREATE ACCOUNT and follow the instructions.

Now, you’ll see the canvas, toolbar, Brush Puck, and Layer Editor. Let’s look at the file options in the toolbar. Click here to learn about the tools.

Select File to access the following options:

New Sketch icon New Sketch – Create a sketch and set your canvas size. Choose from a set of preset sizes or create a custom canvas size.

Your maximum canvas size is 10K by 10K.

Open icon Open – Grab an existing sketch and continue working on it.
save Save – Save your sketches out as TIFFs.
save as Save a copy – Save your sketch without overwriting the original.
File > About in SketchBook Preferences – Access the various preferences in SketchBook for Windows 10.
Help icon Help – Access the online help, where you can find answers to your issues, as well as tutorials and much more.
My Account icon My Account – Log in and manage your account.
Updated on May 1, 2018

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