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Pro Tools in SketchBook for Mobile

Your first question is probably are there still Pro Tools? No. Now that SketchBook is free, there are no more Pro Tools. Once you sign in with your Autodesk account username and password, all the tools that used to be part of the Pro Tools collection are now free.

What tools do I get now in the new free version?

Here is what you get in the new free version of SketchBook.

  Old version NEW Free version
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 if I bought the Pro Tools?

If you purchased the In-App Pro Tools versions of SketchBook, now have access to the desktop and Windows 10 versions to finish your work on an even larger screen.

Here are just some of the desktop-only features you won’t see in the mobile versions: Free brushesRadial SymmetryPredictive Stroke, and Textured brushes. To access the full version of SketchBook, create an Autodesk ID, then log in.

Updated on May 8, 2018

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