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Digital drawing is made easier with SketchBook Pro, whether you're an illustrator a CAD designer involved in manufacturing. In this course, Veejay Gahir shares reference images and techniques he's developed over years as a professional product and automotive designer. He'll walk you through SketchBook's basics—the interface, preferences, brushes, Lagoon tools, and export options—so you can get started sketching quickly. He'll also introduce alternative workflows to achieve the same results, which may better suit your style of working. Your final sketches can then be used downstream in other CAD programs or simply saved and shared. And don't miss the four drawing tutorials to see Veejay sketching in action!
In this video, we're going to take a look at the File and Edit functions in the title bar. So let's go to Windows > Default Layout. So we're starting on the same page and let's go up to File. So we see very standard Windows functions but one function you've probably not seen is New FlipBook. Now, we're not going to be covering FlipBook in this particular course. It's beyond the scope of this course. And we're going to move right down to Add Image. So let's select this image here, Open. And you'll notice we get a pop that allows us to proportion the scale, we can actually move, we can rotate.
And we can nonproportionally scale just by picking on select areas of this part. Once you are done, just x out of that. Let's go back up to file and the rest of these are standard Windows functions. Let's move over to Edit. Under edit we have got undo and redo, which is Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Y. We can also undo and redo from here. And also we have an undo and redo in the lagoon. So let's go back up to edit. The next option we're going to look at is clear. So what clear will do is it will clear the complete canvas.
Let's go to edit. We've also go the option to select all. Now, you'll notice that we see these marching ants going in a clockwise direction around the whole outside of this canvas. If I press the delete key, it will clear that canvas as well. So, let's undo that. Let's go to Edit and let's say deselect. We can go to Edit. We also have the option to invert the selection but it is grayed out right now, so I actually do not have a selection. You will notice now, when I say select all again, I am going to open up this box here, which is the select box in the tool bar and you will notice that we have a blue line under this rectangular site.
In other words this select function under Edit is the same function that we have in the toolbar. So let's go ahead and we'll use this one and we'll just go ahead and rectangular select a small portion like this. If we press delete, it clears the area, let's undo that. Let's go back to our Edit. And you'll notice now we have the option to invert that selection. When I press on invert selection, you'll notice the ants will actually travel in the opposite direction, anti-clockwise.
Delete will delete the outside of that selection. Let's undo that. Let's go back to Edit and Deselect. The next option is Stylus Responsiveness. And I typically just leave that at the factory default settings. That works really well with my syntique. Exactly as it is. So now I'm moving up to Edit, we've got something called steady stroke. Now steady stroke, we're going to look at later in this course but it applies to this function here called steady stroke. If I tap on that, what this allows you do to, I'm going to change the color so something a little bit more lighter.
And steady stroke will allow me to create a stroke behind a tail or a trailing tail like this. I can change the length of that tail. So that I can allow myself to do a lot more intricate shapes, like that. Where I can increase the size of that tail. So that it drags way behind and I can achieve very, very smooth results. And the last one we're going to look at is Preferences. Now we're going to be jumping in and out of preferences during this course. There are a lot of functions there we can fine tune to help us with our work flow using Sketchbook Pro.
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