Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today introduced SketchBook Pro 7 for Windows and
Mac, as well as a new membership offering for Autodesk
SketchBook, a family of digital painting and sketching apps with
more than 25 million users.
An essential tool for any digital artist, from beginning hobbyist to
professional illustrator or concept designer, SketchBook Pro 7 boasts
new community-requested features including Perspective Guides with 1
point, 2 point, 3 point, and Fisheye modes; Flipbook mode with animation
timeline; a new drawing engine; and workflow improvements including
Distort Transform, Gradient Flood Fills, improved Selection, layer
grouping, multi-layer selection, and Blending modes.
"SketchBook Pro is the perfect mix of digital drawing platform, useful
tools, and the informality of plain, no stress sketching,” said Dave
Gibbons, comic book artist. "Drawing comics means lots of backgrounds,
quite often buildings, and I’ve spent years of my life setting
guidelines up! With SketchBook Pro 7, I can stay loose in the
application for longer and find that the perspective tools are easier
and more instinctive to use for roughing out sketches."
New Membership Options Provide More Choice
Users have the option of purchasing a standalone license of SketchBook
Pro 7 or selecting from monthly or annual SketchBook membership options.
New for 2014, anyone can start using SketchBook for desktop completely
free. This starter edition provides core tools to create basic drawings
and enables artists to become familiar with the natural drawing
experience and power of SketchBook.
Creating a free* SketchBook membership unlocks SketchBook Essentials, a
more robust suite of tools to enhance the digital artist’s workflow.
Layer management, a full color palette, brush customization, dynamic
symmetry, and ruler tools are added to the toolbox to give artists more
precise control over their art, enabling more complex drawings and
A paid membership of either $24.99 per year or $2.99 per month unlocks
the latest SketchBook Pro 7, the complete digital artist’s toolkit.
Included are all the new tools that are available with SketchBook Pro 7,
including the Flipbook mode, Perspective Guides, and Distort Transform
features, and enhanced tools such as the improved layer editor with
blending modes and layer grouping and improved selection tools. A paid
SketchBook membership unlocks SketchBook for all desktop platforms,
including Windows, Mac, and will unlock features in future versions of
the SketchBook app for iOS and Android.
“By introducing membership options, we’re enabling all digital artists,
regardless of skill level, to choose their level of access to the
award-winning, industry-standard tools that SketchBook offers,” said
Samir Hanna, vice president of consumer products at Autodesk. “Artists
now have more options with how they interact with the software and
unlock their creativity.”
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world.
Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital
artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their
creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit autodesk.com or
Autodesk and SketchBook are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc.,
and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other
countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to
their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product
and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time
without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical
errors that may appear in this document.
© 2014 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
*Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to
acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the
software license agreement or terms of service that accompany such
software or cloud-based services.
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