SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
8.7.1

3.3

SketchBook Pro free download for Mac

SketchBook Pro8.7.1

21 July 2020

Fast and intuitive paint and drawing toolset.

Overview

SketchBook Pro is a fun and intuitive paint and drawing application, transforming your Mac into an artistic toolkit. With familiar tools designed for professional artists, illustrators, and designers, SketchBook Pro's easy-to-use interface will help unlock the creativity in everyone.

SketchBook is available on a subscription basis for $85 per year (the price quoted) or for $10 per month.

What's new in SketchBook Pro

Version 8.7.1:
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25 Reviews of SketchBook Pro

Da1legend
21 October 2008
Version: 3.1

Most helpful

I'm glad that Autodesk revived this product. It's a great and fast illustration and sketching software. Simple and Clean with awesome stroke quality. Good stuff.
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4
rphartle
23 July 2020
Version: 8.7.1
This version has been out since November 2019 and you're posting this on July 21st 2020!? Perfect example why I only look here, and that's all. Otherwise I have no use for this site.
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OhEssex
02 January 2017
Version: 8.2.0
Can somebody please provide a link for SketchBook Pro 7.3.1 (the last one for version 7)
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JBX
23 December 2015
Version: 7.3.1
v7.3.1 download is wrong link. for Pro!
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JBX
23 December 2015
Version: 7.3.1
v7.3.1 download is wrong link. for Pro!
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OhEssex
16 October 2014
Version: 7.0.5
The link provided here yields SketchBook 7.05. I had to go to AutoDesk's website to get the proper link: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/sketchbook-products/downloads/caas/downloads/content/sketchbook-pro-705-and-autodesk-sketchbook-2015-service-pack-4.html
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Rpmurray
14 September 2014
Version: 7.0.5
The License says Free, yet this costs $65. Exactly what definition of "Free" is MacUpdate using here?
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Rondfranks
11 August 2014
Version: 7.0.1
Link for 7.0.1 downloads SketchBook, not SketchBook Pro.
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4.5
Liliannaw9135
11 August 2014
Version: 7.0.1
I should say that the new version works good after you know how to operate the program.
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Wonderwarthog
30 May 2014
Version: 6.2.5
SketchBook Pro and Express both show constant CPU load of 60% or more even when idle on OS X 10.9.3. That's really annoying, as soon as I start Sketchbook the fans start kicking in on my machine.
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5
Wonderwarthog
30 May 2014
Version: 6.2.5
SketchBook Pro and Express both show constant CPU load of 60% or more even when idle on OS X 10.9.3. That's really annoying, as soon as I start Sketchbook the fans start kicking in on my machine.
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OhEssex
29 December 2013
Version: 6.2.4
Why is this version showing up today on MacUpdate when it was released to the AppStore over 2 months ago?
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Rondfranks
06 September 2012
Version: 6.0
Although MacUpdate doesn't mention it, you can buy the update DVD from Amazon (when it's available) for $29 and load it on your Mac or Windows. Two seats per disk. Perfect if you run BootCamp and want to use it on both operation systems. I read about problems buying the downloadable version off the Autodesk site (see review on Amazon) so you might want to avoid that route.
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Qwertyman
07 June 2012
Version: 5.2
In my opinion I found Sketchbook Pro pretty easy to use. It's exactly what It says it is, a drawing software that features a gesture-based user interface. Though again it sadly lacks quite a lot of features that I would of thought it had when I recently bought it. :/ There's no line coloring editor, line refining tools or brush tools available. So basically everything is done manually and by how well and steady you can make your hand. Yes this is properly the hardest designer software to use in the world. Yes I would recommend using a different software if you are new to design. If you really want a stable easy to use software that is flexible and extremely Self-reliant, try Sketchbook Designer. O and yes its free if you are currently a student. :D
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OhEssex
29 October 2010
Version: 4.1.2
And another thing, unlike every other Mac application out there, Sketchbook can only open one image at a time. If you want to look at two Sketchbook creations side by side then you'll need another different application to do that. As near as I can tell, the only thing this software has going for it is that it is the best out there that I've found for producing smoothly antialiased artwork.
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OhEssex
25 August 2010
Version: 4.1.2
As far as scribbling and painting is concerned, this is an OK tool. However, I'm way frustrated at the lack of some bog-simple features. I drew some random squiggle and then decided I wanted it to be a different color. I selected it and ... you can't change the color! As previously reported in the MacUpdate reviews, there is no way to draw any kind of rectangle. There is a way to draw ovals, but it's pretty obtuse and no other kind of shape at all is supported. I also had the desire to drop down some text on my freehand technical drawing sketch but there is no way to enter text! I get that it'll be converted to pixels and not editable afterwards, but still... I suppose this is good provided you are ONLY sketching and don't ever want to change the color (or line thickness etc) after you've lifted the pen and seen what you've got. If you're expecting any kind of conventional drawing package features such as shapes etc. then you're out of luck. I also wasn't that impressed with it's 'lagoon' toolbar. I thought it took up a lot of real estate for what it was. I called Autodesk's customer support with a couple questions and they just told me to go to the forums. So I went to the SketchBook forums to pose my questions. Aside from the administrator's first post in June 2010 (it's the end of August 2010 now) there wasn't a single post. Useless. I know there are SketchBook fans here and they'll probably bag this review, but I'm sticking with my opinion...
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Macsolu
29 May 2009
Version: 4.1
Weird Java download process. And you are required to enter in personal information prior to downloading.
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5
Runcimanconcepts
29 April 2009
Version: 4.0
I've been a SBP user since version 2. I was really glad to see the release of 2009 when it hit. But hard to explain my excitement when I got my hands on the latest 2010 release. The new tools make the sketching process much more precise without being overbearing. Ellipse? How did I live without that. The controls are clean and intuitive and it performs better than I would have thought. Straight edge is also a clutch addition, as now more than just my horz/vert lines will be perfectly straight. I've also been using Alias for a couple years now, and seeing the texture brush added to this low cost app, is almost unreal. My custom brush library is getting ridiculous. It's official. SBP 2010 is my only sketch book. (Weird to say after so many years of remaining loyal to the #2 HB.) k
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5
Starrshaw
23 April 2009
Version: 4.0
Sketchbook Pro was already impressive with its easy on the hands and eyes user interface, its perfectly smooth drawing tools that feel as natural as pencil and paper. Now! With this update! Its even Better! Texture brushes that make speed painting real speed painting!! And tools no other CG graphics application has that make this a 5 star app! Its well worth more than its price!
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Milowerx
20 March 2009
Version: 4.0
Sketchbook Pro (SBP) kicks major butt. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a digital newbie, the simple-to-use interface will have you up and drawing in 10 minutes. Let's see you do that with Photoshop! One other reviewer suggested that ArtRage was cheaper so you should buy that. I disagree. ArtRage is a fine tool but all it does is paint. Anyone who can paint can draw but not everyone who can draw can paint so I would suggest that you get SBP instead because it allows you to draw and paint. ArtRage's pencil tool is terrible whereas SBP's pencil tool is without a doubt the closest thing to the real lead and rubber original you will find on the market. Painter, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Artrage, Twisted Pixel and any other graphics app out there can't do pencil well. The only other one that comes close is Scribble and that's not advanced enough to warrant using it professionally. SBP does it right out of the box... and the new version is even better than the previous versions because it now has a ruler and an ellipse tool as well as custom brushes with which you can create textures to draw with and save. All in all if you want to create amazing art with your computer look no further than Sketchbook Pro 2010. It's easy to use, robust and I dare you not to fall in love with it's interface.
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5
D@ve
19 March 2009
Version: 4.0
This is without a doubt (IMO), the closest you can get to drawing with a pencil on the computer. Since Autodesk revived Sketchbook Pro, they've added some amazing tools and honed the compatibility with files like psd. Coupled with a good tablet/tablet PC, you can't go wrong. Excellent software. Highly recommended.
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Da1legend
18 March 2009
Version: 4.0
Ever since R1 in version 2009, Autodesk has changed the licensing system back to the classic serial number. I find that much appealing because you don't have to deal with all the registration stuff, and find yourself lost in the mist of all that junk. This preview version is awesome. They certainly took into consideration alot of what a digital artists needs. All the new improvements and the high quality line strokes helps to create an awesome illustration.
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Thoth
12 February 2009
Version: 3.1
I was really tempted to buy this program. I bought ArtRage instead, for the following reasons. 1. Most important to me, Sketchbook Pro uses a network-based phone home system to register software keys. That means you need Autodesk's permission to install the software; your computer contacts their servers over the network and ties the key to your specific computer so you can't install it anywhere else. If you change computers a lot as I do, that simply won't work. Not only that, it invades my privacy and it's just rude to treat paying customers like thieves. Let's not forget that pirates will not have to worry about this copy-protection. They have cracked it. It overwhelmingly penalizes and alienates paying, good customers, with no valuable return to Autodesk. 2. I didn't see a way to draw simple shapes like a square or an oval. What's up with that? I would expect a sketch program to support basic shapes and stencils. ArtRage does. (Feel free to correct me if I am wrong on this point, I didn't do an exhaustive survey, but with some effort, I couldn't find simple shapes.) Also, where is the text tool? I'm sure there must be one somewhere and I'm just missing it, but obviously my efforts could not reveal that feature either. 3. The program costs four times more than ArtRage. Having said all that, the program per se is not bad. It's got a good selection of brushes and drawing tools. I'd have to say as a program per se it is flawed, but quite good nevertheless. But given its offensive copy protection, its lack of some basic features, and its much higher cost compared to the competition, I simply cannot recommend it. By the way, if your needs are very simple, you might try Scribble. If you need real power, that app is not for you, but if you just want to do some simple drawings, it might be great.
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Cclickk
22 October 2008
Version: 3.1
That is an awesome car sketch in the screenshot.
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Cclickk
21 October 2008
Version: 3.1
Been using since version 1. If you have a tablet PC or a Wacom tablet, this is a must-have.
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Da1legend
21 October 2008
Version: 3.1
I'm glad that Autodesk revived this product. It's a great and fast illustration and sketching software. Simple and Clean with awesome stroke quality. Good stuff.
(6)
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3.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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