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How to use texture depth

There are two depth settings, one that affects the overall stroke and the other, the brush tip, provides pressure-sensitivity. When you activate the Per Tip option, Depth with Heavy Pressure and Depth with Light Pressure options appear. When Per Tip is not activated, there is still a generic Depth option available. To access these options, ensure Texture is active.

Remember, like with the other texture options, the device and version of SketchBook you’re using determine whether these options are available.

Setting overall texture depth

When using Depth, you set just how visibly the texture shows through the overall stroke. The texture pattern will appear repeatable, as if you’re painting a surface with the same texture, like an expensive piece of stationary or a canvas.

This option is only available for the Standard brushes, Erasers, and Blend Mode brushes.

The brush preview updates as you make changes to Depth. The higher the value, the more visible the texture becomes.

  • A stroke with a value of zero has no texture is visible.
  • One set at 50% reveals the texture.
  • One set at 100% has the most visible texture, which show through the stroke.

Setting depth per tip

When Per Tip is checked, two new depths options appear, Depth with Heavy Pressure and Depth with Light Pressure. Why these are important is for pressure-sensitivity. Set these to change the visibility of the texture when pressing heavily or lightly.

To further create a unique textured brush stroke, turn on Offset Randomness.

Using texture depth in SketchBook for Desktop (Pro)

Not available for Free users

  1. With a brush selected, tap Brush Properties icon to open Brush Properties.
  2. In Brush Properties, tap the Advanced tab, scroll down to Nib and open it, scroll down to Texture, and add a check to activate it.
  3. Do one of the following:

If you want to adjust how much of  the texture shows through the overall stroke, use Depth.

If you want to make adjustments to pressure-sensitivity, tap to add a check and make Per Tip active. Make changes using the two options that appear: Depth with Heavy Pressure and Depth with Light Pressure.

Using texture depth in SketchBook for Mobile (Pro)

Not available for Free users

The device you are using, as well as the version of SketchBook you are running, will determine the options available.

For tablet users on v.4.0 or above

  1. In either the Brush Palette or Brush Library, double-tap the brush you want to modify to open Brush Properties.
  2. In Brush Properties, tap the Advanced tab, scroll down to Nib and open it, scroll down to Texture, and add a check to activate it.
  3. Do one of the following:

If you want to adjust how much of  the texture shows through the overall stroke, use Depth.

If you want to make adjustments to pressure-sensitivity, tap to add a check and make Per Tip active. Make changes using the two options that appear: Depth with Heavy Pressure and Depth with Light Pressure.

For hand-held users on v.4.0 or above

  1. Tap Brush Library icon in Autodesk SketchBook for mobile (subscription version) to access the Brush Library. (If the brushes aren’t visible, tap Library.)
  2. Select the brush you want to modify and Settings to open Brush Properties.
  3. In Brush Properties, tap the Advanced tab, scroll down to Nib and open it, scroll down to Texture, and add a check to activate it.
  4. Do one of the following:

If you want to adjust how much of  the texture shows through the overall stroke, use Depth.

If you want to make adjustments to pressure-sensitivity, tap to add a check and make Per Tip active. Make changes using the two options that appear: Depth with Heavy Pressure and Depth with Light Pressure.

Using texture depth in SketchBook for Windows 10 (Pro)

Not available for Free users

  1. In either the Brush Palette or Brush Library, double-tap the brush you want to modify to open Brush Properties.
  2. In Brush Properties, tap the Advanced tab, scroll down to Nib and open it, scroll down to Texture, and add a check to activate it.
  3. Do one of the following:

If you want to adjust how much of  the texture shows through the overall stroke, use Depth.

If you want to make adjustments to pressure-sensitivity, tap to add a check and make Per Tip active. Make changes using the two options that appear: Depth with Heavy Pressure and Depth with Light Pressure.

 

Updated on November 3, 2017

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