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How to invert textures

Invert used on a texture in SketchBook

You may have a texture that would be perfect, if only the darks were lights and the lights were darks. Why should that even matter? Well, the dark and light areas define the “bumps” and “crevices” that compose your texture. Use Invert to switch them. You can immediately see the effect in the Brush Properties preview.

In the example above, the same texture was used, it was just inverted.

Inverting a texture in SketchBook for Desktop

  1. With a brush selected, tap Brush Properties icon to open Brush Properties.
  2. In Brush Properties, tap the Advanced tab, scroll down to Nib and open it, scroll down to Texture, and add a check to activate it.
  3. Place a check in the Invert box to invert the texture.

Inverting a texture in SketchBook for Mobile

The device you are using, as well as the version of SketchBook you are running, will determine the options available.

For tablet users on v.4.0 or above

  1. In either the Brush Palette or Brush Library, double-tap the brush you want to modify to open Brush Properties.
  2. In Brush Properties, tap the Advanced tab, scroll down to Nib and open it, scroll down to Texture, and add a check to activate it.
  3. Turn the option to the right of Invert ON.

For hand-held users on v.4.0 or above

  1. Tap Brush Library icon in Autodesk SketchBook for mobile (subscription version) to access the Brush Library. (If the brushes aren’t visible, tap Library.)
  2. Select the brush you want to modify and Settings to open Brush Properties.
  3. In Brush Properties, tap the Advanced tab, scroll down to Nib and open it, scroll down to Texture, and add a check to activate it.
  4. Turn the option to the right of Invert ON.

Inverting a texture in SketchBook for Windows 10

A brush stamp texture in SketchBook for Windows 10A brush stamp texture that's inverted in SketchBook for Windows 10

  1. In either the Brush Palette or Brush Library, double-tap the brush you want to modify to open Brush Properties.
  2. In Brush Properties, tap the Advanced tab, scroll down to Nib and open it, scroll down to Texture, and add a check to activate it.
  3. Turn the option to the right of Invert ON.
Updated on May 2, 2018

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