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SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training

with Veejay Gahir

Video: Welcome

Walk through SketchBook's basics—the interface, preferences, brushes, Lagoon tools, and export options—and get started drawing quickly.
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  1. 1m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 3m 38s
    1. Advantages of digital sketching
      1m 48s
    2. Comparing mouse and tablet sketching
      1m 50s
  3. 13m 37s
    1. Interface overview
      4m 6s
    2. Exploring the File and Edit menus
      3m 45s
    3. Exploring the Image menu
      4m 43s
    4. Exploring the Window and Help menus
      1m 3s
  4. 14m 2s
    1. Working with the Color and Brush pucks
      4m 31s
    2. Understanding the Color Editor
      2m 41s
    3. Introducing Copic markers
      2m 53s
    4. Utilizing the Copic library
      3m 57s
  5. 14m 19s
    1. Brush palette fundamentals
      2m 16s
    2. Modifying brush properties
      6m 8s
    3. Workflow with synthetic brushes
      5m 55s
  6. 12m 3s
    1. Understanding layers
      5m 54s
    2. New layer functions
      6m 9s
  7. 41m 46s
    1. Introducing Transform and Select
      6m 30s
    2. Manipulating with Transform, Distort, and Flood Fill
      7m 8s
    3. Working with Crop and adding text
      4m 7s
    4. The Ruler, Ellipse, and French Curves tools
      3m 39s
    5. Creating perspective
      5m 46s
    6. Working with symmetry
      2m 12s
    7. Utilizing the Steady Stroke and shape tools
      4m 42s
    8. Sketching the vehicle wheel
      7m 42s
  8. 3m 0s
    1. Understanding the Lagoon
      3m 0s
  9. 14m 34s
    1. Creating do-it-yourself brushes
      3m 10s
    2. Working with brush sets
      2m 42s
    3. Shading an F1 wheel
      7m 6s
    4. Creating custom icons
      1m 36s
  10. 15m 30s
    1. Shading a vehicle body
      8m 50s
    2. Shading using grayscale
      6m 40s
  11. 19m 12s
    1. Introducing blend modes
      1m 57s
    2. Darken options
      2m 54s
    3. Lighten options
      1m 40s
    4. Contrast blend modes
      1m 32s
    5. Color blend modes
      1m 46s
    6. Glow and Soft Glow
      6m 15s
    7. Correcting a dark image
      3m 8s
  12. 2m 3s
    1. Exporting a finished rendering
      2m 3s
  13. 37s
    1. Next steps

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SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training
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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!

Topics include:
  • Understanding the Lagoon
  • Working with color
  • Modifying brush properties
  • Cropping, translating, transforming, and distorting
  • Working with symmetry and perspective
  • Creating curves and straight lines
  • Using layers
  • Exporting images
SketchBook Pro


Hello, I'm Veejay Gahir and welcome to SketchBook Pro 7: Essential Training. The goal of this course is to show you how to quickly get oriented to SketchBook Pro so that you can create exciting digital sketches and renderings. We'll be using reference images that I've created in SketchBook Pro and cover some of the techniques that I've used during my workflow. We'll start by looking at the basic layout of the interface. And then move on to understanding the commands and advanced features within Sketchbook Pro.

Next I'll show you how to utilize features like flood fill and lock transparency to add highlights, and compelling detail, to various automotive and consumer products. We'll also discuss alternative workflows that can be used to achieve the same result. Finally we'll export the sketch into various formats, so they can be used downstream in other CAD applications, or simply saved as a detailed rendering. The new release of SketchBook Pro has many unique features that enable experienced professionals, and newcomers to create high quality sketches, quickly and easily for multiple uses.

We'll be covering all these topics plus many of the tools and techniques. So, let's get started in SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training.

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