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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.

This is a completely new version of SketchBook Pro and is not available as a free update for version 5. You will be able to continue to use and to access downloads of SketchBook Pro 5.x from your Purchased apps on the Mac App Store.

SketchBook Pro is specially designed to take
What's New
Version 6.2.5:
  • Bug fixes
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Mmueck commented on 28 Dec 2013
Why is this version showing up today on MacUpdate when it was released to the AppStore over 2 months ago?
[Version 6.2.4]


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Rondfranks commented on 06 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 6.0]


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Qwertyman reviewed on 07 Jun 2012
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
[Version 5.2]

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Orion-Mk.-V replied on 24 Aug 2012
SBPro is a FANTASTIC app if you use a Wacom tablet and stylus and have some drawing skill. It is easy to use once you get familiar with its very quirky interface, but again this a raster DRAWING program, not a vector program or something focused on teaching people to draw. I used Painter for years but hated the UI and the cost. SBPro fills that void nicely and is cheap IMHO.
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Mmueck commented on 29 Oct 2010
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.
[Version 4.1.2]


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Mmueck reviewed on 25 Aug 2010
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...
[Version 4.1.2]


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macsolu commented on 29 May 2009
Weird Java download process. And you are required to enter in personal information prior to downloading.
[Version 4.1]


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RuncimanConcepts reviewed on 29 Apr 2009
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
[Version 4.0]


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starrshaw reviewed on 23 Apr 2009
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!
[Version 4.0]


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milowerx commented on 19 Mar 2009
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.
[Version 4.0]


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D@ve reviewed on 18 Mar 2009
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.
[Version 4.0]


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Qwertyman rated on 07 Jun 2012

[Version 5.2]



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Reremoon rated on 06 Jul 2011

[Version 4.1.2]


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License:Commercial
Date:25 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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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.

This is a completely new version of SketchBook Pro and is not available as a free update for version 5. You will be able to continue to use and to access downloads of SketchBook Pro 5.x from your Purchased apps on the Mac App Store.

SketchBook Pro is specially designed to take advantage of pen tablets such as Wacom Bamboo, Intuos, and Cintiq products to deliver a natural drawing experience.


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