What’s new in SketchBook 2021

SketchBook® 2021 includes a new perspective guide tool and a curved ruler tool on desktop and mobile versions.

  • New

    Perspective guides on mobile

    1, 2, and 3-point perspective guides with snapping toggle, vanishing point lock, and horizon line visibility. (video: 1:52 min.)

  • New

    Curved Ruler

    Found in the Ruler tools, use Curved Ruler to draw curves and sweeps. (video: 1:23 min.)

  • Natural drawing experience

    Use the minimalistic interface across Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

  • Unlimited brushes

    Tweak over 140 standard brushes, create new brushes, or import brushes designed by professional artists.

  • Work with layers naturally

    Add unlimited layers with blending modes and layer grouping.

  • Four symmetry dimensions

    Draw with X, Y, XY, and up to 16-sector radial symmetry for perfectly symmetrical designs.

More features

  • Predictive stroke

    Use the predictive stroke to smooth line work and correct basic shapes to circles, triangles, and rectangles. (video: 24 sec.)

  • Scan sketch with mobile

    Use a phone or tablet to scan your sketch to import as transparent linework with color data. (video: 41 sec.)

  • Copic Color Library

    An exclusive digital Copic Color Library with matching Copic Marker default brushes. (video: 9 sec.)

  • Flipbook animation

    Create simple animations with up to 4 layers. (video: 12 sec.)

  • Distort transform

    Easily distort your illustration to fix perspective and proportions. (video: 10 sec.)

  • Simple selection tools

    Choose from rectangle, oval, lasso, and magic wand selection tools.

  • Eighteen blending modes

    Select from 18 blending modes to apply to layers and brushes.

  • Fill and gradient fill

    Apply fill, linear gradient fill, or radial gradient fill to your artwork.

  • Rulers and guides

    Use fully adjustable rulers, ellipse guides, and French curves for precision drawing.

  • Import/Export layered PSD

    Use SketchBook as part of a workflow that requires interoperability with other apps.

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