- Exploring the user interface lagoon
- Customizing brush settings
- Creating a texture brush
- Refining a sketch with blur, smear and sharpen tools
- Creating illustrations with layers
- Using the Symmetry tool to mirror drawings across the X or Y axis
- Using the ruler tool to draw and position precise straight lines
- Using the Ellipse tool to draw and position precise circles, ellipses, and curves.
- Saving projects
Skill Level Beginner
- Hi, I'm David Lee, welcome to Sketchbook Pro 2010 Essential Training. In this course, I'll show you how to use Sketchbook Pro's powerful tools and unique marking menu interface to make drawing and painting digitally a natural experience. The goal of the course is to familiarize yourself with the basic skills needed to sketch digitally, and share best practices and techniques from a design community. I'll demonstrate how to properly set application preferences, introduce the user interface lagoon, select brushes and drawing tools, and pick colors. I'll show you how to hold and use a grip pen, and work both pen tablet and pen display devices.
In addition, I'll demonstrate how to create illustrations using layers, and how to refine and save your work. Whether you're an accomplished illustrator or graphics professional, Sketchbook Pro is a powerful drawing tool that will allow you to create drawings in a digital friendly environment. So if you're ready, let's get started with Sketchbook Pro 2010 Essential Training.
Q: The grid files the author uses in the course aren't included in the exercise files. Where can I find them?
A: The grid files are background template files that are provided with an Autodesk subscription, which comes with purchase of any Autodesk product, including Sketchbook Pro. To sign up for a subscription, visit http://subscription.autodesk.com and click Create an Account. You'll be prompted to enter your software license number, so make sure to have that handy.