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Pro Tools in SketchBook for Mobile

Your first question is probably how much are the Pro Tools? They are $0.99 US. The Pro Tools are a one-time purchase and don’t expire. This is not a subscription purchase.

To make a one-time Pro Tools in-app purchase: downloaded the app from an app store, log into the app and make your purchase. Once you’ve successfully logged in for the first time, the Pro Tools loaded, so you won’t have to be online after that.

If you log out at any point, you will need a wi-fi connection when you log back in for the Pro features to be reloaded.

The differences between free and Pro Tools

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the free and Pro Tools. The Pro Tools are the same tools as the tools found in Subscription.

  Free version Pro Tools
Canvas size
Fixed Canvas size Customizable canvas sizes
Brushes 10 Brushes
130+ Preset Brushes 
Synthetic Brush Set 
Smudge Brush Set
Inking brush
Color options
Color Palette
(swatches)
Color Wheel
Randomize Color
Color Picker
Color Palette (swatches) 
Color Wheel
Randomize Color

Color Picker 
Full Copic Library
Layer Stack
Layer Editor 
Background Color 
All Layer Actions 
(Opacity, Show/Hide, 
Add/Delete, 
Merge Down, 
Layer Reordering, 
Lock/Unlock, Lock Transparency, etc.) 
Blending Modes 
Maximum 3 layers
Layer Editor 
Background Color 
All Layer Actions 
(Opacity, Show/Hide, 
Add/Delete, 
Merge Down, 
Layer Reordering, 
Lock/Unlock, Lock Transparency, etc.) 
Blending Modes 
Layers (max # of layers is device dependent)
Selection   Marquee selection (rectangle, oval) 
Lasso tools (Basic Lasso) 
Magic Wand 
Selection Mode (Replace, Add, Subtract, Intersect) 
Move/Nudge Selection 
Quick Mask 
Transform Selection 
Copy/Paste Selection
Drawing tools Predictive Stroke
Unlimited Undo
Text  Text Text
Guides   Straight ruler 
Circle (only) ruler
Ellipse
Fills Flood fill
Gradient fill (Linear, Radial)
Transform Proportional transform
Proportional transform
Symmetry Vertical 
Horizontal
Hide Symmetry line 

Stop at center
Vertical 
Horizontal
Hide Symmetry line 

Stop at center
Navigation Free canvas navigation (Pan, Zoom, Rotate)
Lock/Unlock navigation 

Canvas navigator
Free canvas navigation (Pan, Zoom, Rotate)
Lock/Unlock navigation 

Canvas navigator
Animation   Timelapse (iOS and Android 4.3 or later)
Gallery Full Gallery access  Full Gallery access 
UI Hide UI (Full Canvas Mode)
Split-screen multi-tasking (iOS 9 users)
Hide UI (Full Canvas Mode)
Split-screen multi-tasking (iOS 9 users)
Rapid UI mode
Marking menu
Stylus support Pen Mode, Apple Pencil, S-Pen, Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus, Tilt presets Pen Mode, Apple Pencil, S-Pen, Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus, Tilt presets
Importing Scan Sketches (max size of 1280 x 1280) Scan Sketches (unlimited size)

What additional things should I know?

The Pro Tools you purchased today are yours. You won’t have to re-purchase these each time we update SketchBook.

If you purchased the Pro Tools before version 3.0, those tools below to you. Version 3.0 was considered a new app, so if you download the latest version of SketchBook, you’ll notice both the old and new live on your device. Since it is a new app, you will need to purchase the new pack of Pro Tools.

If you have an educational license, you have the Pro Tools and will not need to get the pack. All you will need to do is download SketchBook for Mobile from an App Store, then use your Autodesk username and password (created when you got the educational license) to unlock the Pro Tools in your mobile version. See SketchBook for students for more information.

To see some of the Free and Subscription tools in action, click here to check out a video.

Where can I buy the Pro Tools?

If you want the Pro Tools for BOTH an Android and iOS device, you have two options:

  • Make in-app purchases on each device (buy it twice). In-app purchases are restricted to the device/platform for which your purchase was made. This is why you would need to buy it twice.
  • Buy a subscription and get the Pro Tools on all your devices and platforms. This means SketchBook on your laptop, desktop, and all supported devices. You also get the full version of SketchBook Motion.

Buying Pro Tools for iOS

For iOS users (iPhone and iPad), download SketchBook for free from the iTunes App Store. You can either buy the Pro Tools pack while at the App Store or from inside the application. You will need your Apple ID to make an in-app purchase.

In the toolbar, select File menu in the SketchBook for mobile version, then Store. Tap the blue BUY button, enter your Apple ID password and tap OK. Follow the instructions.

Buying Pro Tools for Android

For Android users, download SketchBook via Google Play or Samsung Apps. The Pro Tools pack is available for purchase inside the app, via your Google Play account.

In the toolbar, select File menu in the SketchBook for mobile version, then Store. Tap the blue BUY button and follow the instructions.

Loading (unlocking) your Pro Tools

If you’ve purchased the Pro Tools or have purchased a subscription, do the following to load your Pro Tools:

  1. Open the SketchBook mobile app.
  2. From the toolbar, tap File menu in the SketchBook for mobile version (The Basics), then Log in icon in the SketchBook for mobile version, and swipe up.
  3. Enter your account credentials and tap Log In to load the Pro Tools and exit the free mode.
  4. Tap the X to return to the canvas.
  5. Tap Tools icon. You will see more than four tools.

What if I can’t find my Pro Tools?

If you’ve recently updated your app or are using SketchBook for the first time on another device, you will need to log in to load the Pro Tools and exit the free mode. For instructions, see the section above.

If you are logged in and not seeing your Pro Tools, follow the instructions in this article: How to restore Pro Tools (in-app purchase) in SketchBook.

Updated on February 7, 2018

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