Autodesk has announced that… “starting today, the fully featured version of SketchBook is now FREE for everyone!” ‘Free’ applies to all versions, from 64-bit desktop to Android app. You’ll need to make a free Autodesk account to use it, though that’s fairly simple. https://sketchbook.com/
It’s now been several months since Autodesk SketchBook 4.0 for Android on the Google Play Store. Among other cool new features, it has a new Predictive Stroke (£4 paid version only), which smooths the line after you draw it.
Very nice, but will Kindle Fire HD 10″ users ever get v4.0? As of today the Kindle App Store users are still stuck with version 3.2, from summer 2015.
News from the makers of Clip Studio Paint (better known as Manga Studio)…
“New update to be released within 2017! More than 100 functions will be added and improved, including ‘Quick Access’ for a more efficient production.”
Also a new micro-currency, to purchase naff clipart backgrounds. Not so good.
Still, you can’t sniff at the big discounts which are still on. Clip Studio Paint Pro for $25 at Smith Micro.
Clip Studio Paint (formerly much better known as Manga Studio), has a new version. Clip Studio Paint EX for iPad, just released.
“Apple Pencil support and makes full use of its precise pressure sensors and tilt detection, accurately adjusting line thickness and shades according to pressure and tilt for an almost hand drawn feel.”
“Customers who install and register their download by 20th December (Wed), will be able to use the application free of charge for 6 months instead of $8.99 USD per month.”
Interestingly, the first comment at iTunes is…
“App looks like it has full desktop functionality and will even download your materials from the cloud if you have a Clip Studio account.”
The mobile version of Sketchbook is being been updated, and is due for release this summer. Digital Arts has a round up of the new features and UI and a rough release date…
“SketchBook 4.0 will be released first for iOS [in summer 2017], and we expect upgrades for Android and Amazon Fire to follow.”
Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro 8.4 has also reportedly been updated to play nicely with the Windows 10 Creators Update issued in mid-April 2017.
“Must… draw… the machine COMMANDS!”
SketchBook Mobile for Android has just been released, an “all new” version. Which is pretty cool, as I’m shortly to get a 7″ capacitive-screen tablet that reportedly had problems running the paid version of SketchBook for Android. It was absolutely fine with the free version, but not the paid for some reason. So it’ll be interesting to see if this just-released “all new” SketchBook Mobile (not to be confused with the old Sketchbook Mobile) will run well on it…
“…the release of the all-new SketchBook Mobile. When we say all-new, we really mean it. This release is a whole new application with big changes. You’ll find across your Android and iOS devices – whether it’s a phone, tablet or phablet- the SketchBook experience will be virtually identical.”
The new version has auto-resize, so there are no longer phone and tablet versions, just one mobile version. A re-designed UI too. Plus better selection tools, gradient fills and flood-fills, and brush layer blending modes. The upgraded version is $3.99.
Also said to be compatable with the Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2 and the Pencil by FiftyThree.