Autodesk SketchBook Pro 4.1July 9th, 2009
SketchBook Pro is a very nice little application which feels like it sits somewhere in between paper and the digital world. The tool is probably more geared toward people who are equipped with a pen and tablet that makes it a lot easier to draw with than with a mouse. After playing around with it for a few minutes, one advantage became apparent over traditional paper based sketching techniques. Sketching on an electronic canvas along with the power of layers and undos at your disposal, offers the ability to refine and change more flexibly than on paper. Sure, there are those people out there who will argue that all sketches should be kept and not erased so that the process is made visible. Nevertheless, sometimes little corrections still have to be made and software such as this makes it a breeze.
I’ve noticed a couple of other great features with SketchBook Pro. There is a ruler tool that allows you to draw straighter lines when required. Then there is the marker which looks great and has a similar effect to the water colour style of real world makers.
Grab the 15 day free trial here (and click to “software trials” item).