Toolbars

By default, the toolbar is at the top of the canvas. It can be hidden and moved (though not in all versions) to give you a larger work space. It contains most of the tools in SketchBook. When you select a tool, another toolbar may appear below it, containing additional options.

The device you have (hand-held device or tablet) and the version of SketchBook you are using (3.7.4 or below, 4.0 or above) determine which tools you see in the toolbar and what it looks like. Due to the size of some devices, you may have to swipe left or right in these toolbars to access more options.

Accessing additional tools in the toolbarNeed to swipe the toolbar in 64-bit iPad version when used in portrait mode of SketchBook to see more tools.

Which tool is active?

Tap a tool in the toolbar to select it and make it active. The tool is highlighted blue. When there are two or more tools highlighted blue, that means they are all active. For example, you could have Symmetry on and a Shape tool selected.

Toolbar showing Symmetry with Guides as secondary

What is the secondary toolbar for?

Some tools have a contextual toolbar, containing additional editing and transform tools to work in conjunction with the current active tool.

Toolbar in the SketchBook Pro version and its secondary menu

For even more information on toolbars, check out Autodesk SketchBook Tools.

Toolbars in SketchBook for Desktop

The version of SketchBook you’re running will determine the tools available in the toolbar.

Toolbar in the SketchBook Pro version

Some tools have a contextual toolbar, containing additional editing and transform tools.

Toolbar in the SketchBook Pro version and its secondary menu

Toolbars in SketchBook for Mobile

Since mobile users could be have a tablet or mobile device, each toolbar is slightly different. This is due to the size of the screen and the version you’re running. Please see the sections below and find the one that’s right for you.

Some tools have a contextual toolbar, containing additional editing and transform tools.

Toolbar in the Subscription version showing the secondary toolbar

Users with SketchBook v.4.0 or above

Toolbar in the iPad subscription version of Autodesk SketchBook

  1. Log increate a new sketch, access the GalleryDeviantArtPreferences, and support, as well as share images
  2. Undo and Redo
  3. Selection tools
  4. Transform tools
  5. Flood fill tools
  6. Guide tools
  7. Symmetry tools
  8. Shape tools
  9. Predictive Stroke
  10. Import image
  11. Text tools
  12. Time-lapse record
  13. Either hide or display the interface

Mobile users with SketchBook v.4.0 or above

SketchBook for Mobile toolbar labeled

  1. Log increate a new sketch, access the GalleryPreferencessupport, and news, as well as share images
  2. Access tools
  3. Access the Brush Library
  4. Access the Color Editor
  5. Access the Layer Editor
  6. Either hide or display the interface

Tablet users with SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below

Tablet version of the toolbar

  1. Log increate a new sketch, access the GalleryDeviantArtPreferences, and support, as well as share images
  2. Undo
  3. Redo
  4. Access tools
  5. Opens the Double Puck to access the Brush Library and Color Editor
  6. Either hide or display the interface

Mobile users with SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below

Mobile version of the toolbar

  1. Log increate a new sketch, access the GalleryDeviantArtPreferences, and support, as well as share images
  2. Either hide or display the interface
  3. Access tools
  4. Access the Brush Library
  5. Access the Color Editor
  6. Access the Layer Editor

Toolbars in SketchBook for Windows 10

The version of SketchBook you’re running will determine the tools available in the toolbar.

Free version

Once you log into SketchBook, it will look like this:

SketchBook for Windows 10 toolbars

Some tools have a contextual toolbar, containing additional editing and transform tools.

Toolbar showing Symmetry selected

Updated on May 1, 2018

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