Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video What are Adobe mobile sketching apps for?, part of Drawing on the iPad with Adobe Sketch.
- Sketch is one of the new mobile apps from Adobe that aim to enable you to express your creativity where ever you are. If you're like me and you've ever grabbed something from your surroundings like a back of a paper napkin in a restaurant or maybe a flyer or something like that, anything you can lay your hands on to scribble on, and then start scratching out an idea, then Sketch will make the perfect companion for you and your iPad. It's the whole acceleration of the ideation process that Adobe are trying to address with these tools.
I think certainly in Sketch's case, you're going to agree that they are doing a pretty good job. From my own past, I know that I've spent a lot of time commuting on the train. During those journeys, I quite often, because I had nothing else to look at, I knew the journey, I knew the route, I'd just stare out the window. Maybe that helped me to clear my mind and have new ideas. I reached for my sketchbook and then start working in that. Of course, when I got either into the studio or back home, it meant firing up the scanner and then scanning what I'd done and then working from there.
Maybe more recently, I've used my iPhone or my iPad to capture an image of what I've sketched so I've got something to work from, but now because Sketch is so good and in my mind feels like I'm actually drawing with it, I don't really carry a sketchbook anymore at all. Apart from maybe when I'm on vacation because I don't carry any tech with me for perhaps obvious reasons or very limited tech, anyway. That's the only time I really tend to draw with a pencil and paper in any scale these days.
With Sketch, you'll find that you've got tools that behave just like the real thing. You've got a pencil, you've got a fineliner, markers, an eraser. You can choose colors. You can create reference imagery by pulling that in from various sources. You can even create collages in there. It's all supported inside of Sketch. You can publish your works in progress to be so you can get feedback from your creative peers or you can publish the work when it's done.
Creative Cloud subscribers can also take advantage of all that that offers including the brilliant collaborative options and the ability to be able to push things straight up to Photoshop or Illustrator from the app. At the current time, though, it's only available for the iPad. There's probably several reasons for that. Don't quote me, but I would suspect that it's because iOS is easier to develop for because there are so many different flavors of Android and device out there.
Like I said, don't quote me on that. Anyway, let's get started on learning some Adobe Sketch.
- Choosing a stylus
- Connecting a Jot Touch 4 to an iPad
- Adding, deleting, and organizing sketches
- Drawing with Sketch
- Adding reference images
- Using colors from an image
- Sharing your drawings