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How to use the Gallery

The Gallery is only available on SketchBook for Mobile

The Gallery is where your sketches are saved. If you worked on something and want to go back to it, if it is not still on your canvas, you can find it in the Gallery. When you open the Gallery, your sketch appears.

If you are an Android user, have recently updated to the latest version of SketchBook, and it looks like your work is gone, it’s not. See How to import SketchBook files from an older version into the latest version SketchBook for Android.

From the Gallery, you can swipe left or right to see other sketches, rename sketches, create new sketches, import images, rotate your canvas, delete images, share images, view a slide show, make a duplicate, export as a PSD, organize your sketches into folders, and select a sketch to load it into the canvas to continue working on it.

When you open the Gallery, all your saved sketches appear in a large thumbnail view.  Pinch the canvas to switch to a small thumbnail view with all the folders.

Pinch the view in the SketchBook GalleryPinch the canvas to switch to a small thumbnail view with all the folders.

Switch views by selecting the folder name, located at the top of the toolbar.

Switch views by selecting the folder name, located at the top of the toolbar.

This opens to the folders, showing the thumbnail and all sketches in that folder. Along the top of the screen are all your folders.

Pinch the canvas to switch to a small thumbnail view with all the folders.

Tap a small thumbnail to return to the large thumbnail view. Tap a large thumbnail to open the sketch and continue drawing.

Switching to thumbnail view and organize sketches into folders

Pinch the screen or tap the folder name along the top.

Switching to thumbnail mode in the mobile version of SketchBook

Thumbnail view

Thumbnail view in the mobile version of SketchBookFrom within the Gallery, pinch the screen to enter the thumbnail view. This view opens up all sorts of options, from organizing your sketches into folders and renaming them, to sharing, rotating, duplicating, exporting as PSD, and deleting any sketches. Tap a sketch to return to the previous view.

1. Show/Hide Folders
2. Sketches
3. Selection
4. Add
5. Import legacy data
6. Storage location

Do either of these to access the Gallery:

  • In the toolbar, tap Info Settings icon in the mobile version of SketchBook, then Gallery icon in the mobile version of SketchBook Gallery.
  • For SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below users, pinch the canvas until your sketch opens in the Gallery, if this preference is enabled.

To ensure your image is saved to the Gallery, swipe to the left. This automatically saves it. Any other action will not.

Accessing sketches from an older version of SketchBook

If you’ve recently updated to the latest version of SketchBook, you’re Gallery may look a bit empty. You didn’t lose your files. They just need to be added to the new Gallery. Here’s how:

  1. In the Gallery, tap + and select New from Image.
  2. Select My Files > Internal storage > Autodesk > SketchBook3.
  3. Scroll down and select a file.

    Any .tiff files will be your layered project files.

Creating a sketch

From the Gallery, to create a sketch, tap , select  New Sketch, and set the canvas size.

Importing an image

From the Gallery, to import an image, tap  and select either:

  • SketchBook v.4.0 or higher usersImport to GalleryNew from ImageNew from iTunes, or Scan Sketches.
  •  Android usersNew from ImageNew from Camera, or Scan Sketches.
  • SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below usersNew from ImageNew from iTunes, or Scan Sketches.

Is there an image in another app you’d like to bring into SketchBook? Use Import to Gallery to do it.

  1. Open Photos.
  2. Select the image you want to bring into SketchBook.
  3. Tap Export from Photos Export.
  4. In the top row, scroll to find SketchBook.
  5. Tap the SketchBook icon, then Import to Gallery. The image or images are imported to your Gallery.

Selecting sketches

Selecting sketches in the thumbnail view in the mobile version of SketchBook

To select one or more sketches in the thumbnail view, tap Accept selection icon, then tap the sketches. A blue bar appears at the bottom of the screen.

  • To share, view a slide show, rotate an image, create a duplicate, export a PSD, or delete an image, tap Export icon in the Gallery in the mobile version of SketchBook .
  • To exit selection mode, tap Cancel icon.

Editing a sketch

Tap a sketch to select and load it onto the canvas.

Loading your sketch onto the canvas to edit it in the mobile version of SketchBook

Naming/renaming your sketch

To name our sketch, tap Untitled and enter another name.

Naming your sketch in the mobile version of SketchBook

The dimensions and number of layers your sketch has appears below.

Quickly deleting a sketch

Tap-drag a thumbnail up to the top of the screen to delete it. To undo this, tap the red bar along the top.

Deleting a sketch - step 1 - in the mobile version of SketchBookDeleting a sketch - step 2 - in the mobile version of SketchBook

Rotate an existing canvas via the Gallery Export:

1. Tap Info Settings icon in the mobile version of SketchBook.

Tap Info Settings icon in the mobile version of SketchBook

2. Tap Gallery icon in the mobile version of SketchBook (the Gallery icon).

Tap Gallery icon in the mobile version of SketchBook

3. Tap Export icon (the Export icon).

Tap Export icon

4. Tap Rotate CCW to rotate the image counterclockwise.

Tap RotateCCW.Rotating counterclockwise

You can now continue working with the canvas in portrait view.

You can now continue working with the canvas in portrait view

Sharing, viewing a slideshow, rotating, duplicating, or deleting an image, and exporting a PSD

1. Tap Info Settings icon in the mobile version of SketchBook.

Tap Info Settings icon in the mobile version of SketchBook

2. Tap Gallery icon in the mobile version of SketchBook (the Gallery icon).

Tap Gallery icon in the mobile version of SketchBook

3. Tap Export icon.

Tap RotateCCW.

4. Select any of the following:

•  To share your sketch, select Share.

•  To view a slideshow of your sketches, select Slideshow.

•  To rotate the canvas, select either Rotate CCW or Rotate CW.

•  To create a duplicate of an image, select Duplicate.

•  To export as a PSD and preserve your layers, select Export PSD.

•  To delete the current image, select Delete.

There are a couple ways to exit the Gallery:

  • Tap an image in the Gallery to return to the canvas with the image loaded.
  • Tap + and select any of its options to exit the Gallery and return to the canvas.

Updated on May 8, 2018

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