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SketchBook Mac App Store subscription quick start guide

This article contains videos for creating an iTunes account, updating credit card info on iTunes, and so much more, beyond downloading and installing SketchBook from the Mac App Store. If you already have an iTunes account, you don’t need to update your credit card or reset your password, skip them and go directly to Download and install SketchBook from the Mac App Store. If this is all new to you, watch the videos in order and follow along. These videos will help you set up a SketchBook subscription for Mac from iTunes in under 10 minutes!

If you have a promo code to use toward the purchase of a subscription, see How do I redeem a promo code?


Create an iTunes account

To setup a SketchBook subscription, using the App Store, you will need:

  • An email address: i.e., sketchbookisawesome.macstore@gmail.com
  • An iTunes account
  • A SketchBook account (using your email address to login)

Use same password for your Google Mail, iTunes, and SketchBook account.

Update credit card info in iTunes

You will need to verify your iTunes account by checking your primary and secondary email (created during iTunes account creation).

If you don’t have a credit card, you can use an iTunes gift card and add it to your account to buy a SketchBook subscription.

If you have a promo code to redeem, see How do I redeem a promo code?


Download and install SketchBook from the Mac App Store

We have not created an SketchBook account, yet. We can use an iOS device or a desktop computer to create a SketchBook account.

Create a SketchBook account (iOS)

We downloaded SketchBook for Desktop from the Mac Store, but we don’t have a SketchBook account to get the Pro subscription features.

Create an account using a desktop computer

SketchBook Support: Resetting your password

In this section, we will reset password on your sketchbook.com account, then we will change it back to the preferred (original) password.

The Accounts Settings are where you can change your password and edit your email. We will be using the following passwords in the video demo:

         Correct Password

         Reset Password

         Update it to the preferred (original) Password

Here are the steps:

This will work if you know your password. If you forgot your password, you can log a ticket to us.

1. Go to: https://accounts.autodesk.com
2. Log in using your email address.

Go to: https://accounts.autodesk.com

3. Click on the Edit Profile button, then go to the Security Settings tab, tap the Change Password button, change your password, and save it.

Changing your Account Settings password in SketchBook

If you entered the wrong email address when you created your account, at this point, you would tap the Change Email button, update your email address, and save it.

Changing your Account Settings email in SketchBook

4. Go to https://www.sketchbook.com and log in using your new email address.

Going Pro through the Mac App Store

You will launch SketchBook (App Store version) > My Account & Sign Up > SketchBook Login > Apple  iTunes Login > Buy & Confirm.

Changing your renewal for your SketchBook subscription in iTunes

Here are the instructions for changing your subscription renewal: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204939

Log into SketchBook (Mac App Store) to access Pro features

Update SketchBook from sketchbook.com

The latest updates are uploaded to www.sketchbook.com sooner than the Mac App Store. Apple needs to check the app before it can be published in their store.

Download your SketchBook software for these locations:


Mobile (Android/iOS)

Windows 10 (Mobile)

Saving options for SketchBook MAS vs. sketchbook.com

To see the difference, we need to setup an iCloud account. When you save files in the Mac Store version of SketchBook for Desktop, you can save the files into your iCloud Drive.

Login to SketchBook (Desktop/Mobile) to use access the Pro features


Updated on October 13, 2017

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