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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 color puck and also the brush puck. So let's take a look at the color puck first. This is the one with the dark boundary on the outside of the puck itself. There are three components that make up color. If I tap one time inside here, you'll notice the outer ring is hue. The inner diamond I can move horizontal to change the saturation and then also vertical to change luminance. So color comprises of hue, saturation, and luminance.
So let's go to a fully saturated red. You'll notice, as I change my hue value on the outside, the background circle on the right hand side displays my new value of hue. On the left-hand side, my previous value. When I release, it all changes to the new value. So when I move my saturation, extreme right is 100% saturated, extreme left is 0% saturated. All the way to the top for luminance is 100% luminance. All the way down to the bottom is 0% luminance.
So let's go back to a true red like this. So, if I choose a color like red and I like this color and I want to to keep it for future reference, I can open up this matrix here and I can simply drag and drop into one of those empty slots. Let's choose another one. Which is one more like this. So this allows me in my workflow to just go ahead, choose a color, and very quickly, I can start to use my preset colors, like this, or my saved colors. Now, as we mentioned, I can change the hue values in this outer ring.
But I can also change my luminance and saturation straight from the puck itself. So as we mentioned before, if I move my cursor to the right, it's 100% saturation. And move it all the way to the left, you'll see the puck will split into two, and the right hand side is my new value. And 0% saturation is a mid-gray. So let's go back to fully saturated like this. Hold the cursor right down in the center. And this time I'm going to go in a vertical direction all the way to the top. 100% luminance is pure white, 0% luminance is pure black.
So now, I can go back. Let's go back to a true red like this. The other options I have, is I can use this dropper and I can simply just pick a color like that or I can sample colors from any image that I have imported. I can also erase. So, using this Erase tool. Remember, if you inadvertently lose your color puck, just go back over to Windows, select Color Puck from there. Or you can simply go back to Default Layout, like this. So, the other option that we have in Edit > Preferences, we can change some of the characteristics or the behavior of this puck itself.
So what I'm going to do here is I'm going to go to Brush. At the very bottom under Color Puck, you'll notice that we have Change both color luminance and saturation selected. Remember that saturation is our horizontal movement, and luminance is our vertical movement. If we want to, we can just have it change the saturation only or just the luminance only. But I like to leave it on both. So let's move over to the Brush Puck. So the primary function of the brush puck is simply to change the size of the brush. So what I'm going to do here is I'm going to go to, again, let's go to a true fully saturated red.
And you'll notice, as change the size in a horizontal movement, it changes that value for me. If I move in a vertical direction, you'll notice all it's doing again is just changing the size. But if I go over to Edit > Preferences > Brush, you'll notice that there's an option under the brush puck to change the brush size only or to change the brush size and opacity. So let's check this on, and let's see what that does for us. So now, left to right will change my brush size.
And up and down will change the opacity, like so. Typically, I like the brush puck just to change the size. So I'm going to go back to my brush and change to brush size only
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