New SketchBook Pro 6 for the Desktop Adds Enhanced Interface with
Multi-Touch Support and Expanded Customizable Tool Options
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2012--
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) launched Autodesk ® SketchBook® Pro 6 for
Windows and Mac, the latest release from the company’s popular
SketchBook family, which has more than 11 million downloads to date.
This new version of the award-winning SketchBook Pro software features a
streamlined interface, multi-touch navigation, French curves, synthetic
paint and smudge brushes, plus even more brush controls to customize.
“The latest SketchBook Pro really builds on the qualities that have made
the product so adored,” said Chris Cheung, product line manager,
Autodesk. “The new brushes bring a more traditional feel and versatility
to the application, but equally important are the enhancements we’ve
made to performance and user interface. SketchBook Pro 6 is going to be
exciting for new both new and experienced users!”
The new streamlined user interface in SketchBook Pro 6 delivers an
unobstructed and discoverable environment, increasing productivity by
keeping artists focused on their creative process. Updates include a new
Brush Palette, Color Editor, Layer Editor, pucks, and Toolbar to create
an easier and more efficient work flow. Also added are a number of Guide
tools, including new French curves to help artists draw smoother and
more precise lines.
SketchBook Pro 6 includes more than 100 preset brushes, featuring
familiar tools, such as pencils, paintbrushes, markers, airbrushes,
erasers, flood fill tools, and smudge brushes. Brushes can be further
adjusted and customized to produce a wide variety of character. Settings
to randomize spacing, rotation, size, and opacity can be used to provide
a myriad of options for the artist.
The new synthetic paint brushes included in SketchBook Pro 6 behave more
like traditional paint mediums. These brushes allow artists to adjust
the paint load on the brush at the beginning of each stroke and
dynamically blend the colors on the canvas. The new smudge brush allows
artists to brush over existing colors to blend them. Additional brush
settings allow artists to control the variation of color, hue,
saturation, and brightness of each stroke they make.
"For several years, SketchBook Pro has served as part of the foundation
for our digital workflow. From the elegant interface to the robust
drawing toolset, SketchBook has allowed us to stay focused on what
matters most: crazy monsters!" said Greg Baldwin, CreatureBox.
"SketchBook Pro continues to serve as the critical transition between
traditional and digital workflow and we're excited about the new
features offered in SketchBook Pro 6. The remarkably responsive brush
engine paired with French curves, ellipse guides, and symmetry tools has
allowed us to elevate our design process to new levels."
Autodesk SketchBook Pro 6 is available for $59.99 through the online Autodesk
store or through any Autodesk Authorized Reseller. A full featured
trial version can also be downloaded from www.sketchbook.com/trysketchbook.
About SketchBook Pro
Autodesk SketchBook Pro is professional-grade sketching, painting, and
drawing software that can transform a computer into an essential artist
toolkit. Featuring an intuitive user interface, users can access a host
of tools and features, including pencils, markers, brushes, colors,
guides, layers, and blending effects. SketchBook Pro is specially
designed to work in companion with pressure-sensitive tablets to deliver
an authentic drawing experience.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in professional and personal 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk tools help
unlock the creativity in everyone, from children and hobbyists to design
and engineering professionals. Customers across the manufacturing,
architecture, building, construction, digital art, and entertainment
industries, including the last 17 Academy Award® winners for Best Visual
Effects, use Autodesk software, mobile apps, cloud services, and
communities to design, visualize, simulate, and communicate their ideas.
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