Sketchbook Pro 101

A complete beginners guide to learning Sketchbook Pro
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  • Lectures 41
  • Length 4 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

* **This is for the desktop 2016 version..The mobile version has the same tools but the interface is different. Please be aware of this. Again this is not for the mobile version****

This is a beginners course to Sketchbook Pro. In this very in-depth course you will learn all of the major parts of this very robust and intuitive drawing software.  My goal for you when you complete this course is to start using sketchbook pro as easily as you would traditional media. If you are brand new to digital art the I urge you to take this  course. The skills I will teach you will help you in learning other pieces of art software. In this course you will  :

  • Learn to use the Drawing Tools 
  • Learn to use the Perspective Tools
  • Learn to manage your Brushes and settings
  • Create your own Brush sets and Custom Brushes
  • And so much more

Who this course is for :

  • Any beginner who wants to learn Digital Art Software
  • Art students (traditional and non traditional and self taught)
  • Traditional artists who want to learn Digital
  • Graphic designers who want to learn to Draw more 
  • Anyone who wants to make their own game, graphic novel or illustrations
  • Anyone who is curious about Sketchbook Pro

What this course is not

  • Not for anyone who doesn't have a Tablet (Either for desktop or mobile or ipad, galaxy tab etc) 
  • You cannot do this course with a mouse ( I guess you can start but I recommend getting a tablet first)

Please be aware: *There are no subtitles or closed captions for this course at this time.
I hope you will join me and allow me to be your professional guide on your art journey. 

What are the requirements?

  • You WILL need a computer or laptop and a Tablet of some kind

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Hit the ground running with Sketchbook pro
  • Learn how to use most of the features in SketchbooK Pro
  • Create custom Brushes
  • Learn the Perspective Tool
  • Learn how the brushes work
  • Feel confident enough to use Sketchbook Pro

Who is the target audience?

  • This is a beginner course so it is open to everyone
  • Traditional artists who want to get into digital
  • Any curious about Sketchbook pro
  • Artists who find Photoshop difficult but want to create digital art
  • NOT for anyone who does not have a computer

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started

This Where to get Sketchbook Pro and how to download it. 


This is an Overview to Sketchbook pro.


This is an introduction to the Title bar.

Section 2: Selection Tools

Selection tools in Sketchbook Pro are very versatile. In this video I dive into the numerous ways you can make selections. 


In this video you will learn to Zoom , rotate and move the canvas. 


The Type tool allows you to add text to your illustrations and designs. In this video you will learn how the type tool works and how effective you can use it. 


Using the Crop Tool in Sketchbook Pro.


Learning how to manipulate and change you image is one of the things that makes digital art is unique . Sketchbook Pro has a Transform tool that allows you to do just that.  

Section 3: Drawing Tools in Sketchbook pro

In this video i introduce you to Steady Stroke which lets you draw smoother lines and the DRAW STYLE that helps you to create shapes and straight lines for designs illustrations and comics. 


In this video you will learn how to use the Ruler Tool.


In this video you will learn how to use the ellipse tool. 


In this video you will learn how to use the french curve in Sketchbook Pro.


The Symmetry tool works on both the X and Y axis and can even do both X and Y at the same time. In this video I will show you how to use this tool for your designs and illustrations. 


The Symmetry tool can now be divided up to 16 times with the latest update.

Section 4: Layers in Sketchbook pro

This is an introduction to the concept of layer. This more for the student is is brand new to digital art.


This video shows how to understand the concept of layers in Sketchbook pro.


This video shows the different settings or modes for layers. 

Section 5: Color Wheel and Copic Markers in Sketchbook Pro

In this video I will introduce you to the color puck that allows you change colors without having to use the color wheel.


The Flood Fill tool is Sketchbook Pro is essentially the "paint bucket" tool. In this video I will show you how this feature works.There is also a downloadable JPEG file for you to practice with. 


Here I will show you how to use the Color Editor. It has a color pallet and color wheel.  


Sketchbook Pro not only gives you a virtual set of Copic markers it also includes a Copic color library. 

Section 6: Perspective Tools

This is a quick introduction to the Perspective guides in Sketchbook Pro. 


You will learn how to use the 1 point perspective tool in Sketchbook Pro. 


In this video you will learn how to use the 2 point perspective tool.


You will learn how to use the 3 Point Perspective Tool.


This the "Fisheye"  perspective tool. You will learn how it works and how you can use it. 

Section 7: Brushes in Sketchbook Pro

This is an overview of brushes in Sketchbook Pro.


In this video I will teach you how to create you first personalized set of bushes by using the existing brushes in Sketchbook pro. 


In SketchBook, there are serveral ways to both create  edit brushes. You can change the color, size, create texture, and  more. The new brush engine makes this so easy and is one of the best improvements in Sketchbook Pro. In this video I will dive into the new brush engine and show you how robust this is.  


Custom Brush Textures. 


Creating custom Brushes in Sketchbook Pro


Custom Brush with the gradient tool.


The Brush Puck is an easy to use shortcut tool. It can be used to change your  brush opacity and brush size.

Section 8: The animated Flipbook in Sketchbook pro

The Flipbook is a Pro feature of SketchBook and introduces a new  animation timeline workflow into the SketchBook Pro  environment. You can animate in HD  and export video and animated GIF formats. 

Section 9: Bonus

Here are my own set of Custom Brushes they are your to use in any personal or commercial project. You are not allowed to resell them. 


This is a short video about the next step. Learning your fundamentals and I have included an article where you can get a 50% off discount to other courses I offer.  Its in the "Downloadable materials" . Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

Section 10: Updates and New Features

And introduction to this brand new section.


There is a new feature in Sketchbook Pro which allows you to ads textures to brushes. 


The Sketchbook Extras feature that allows you to download brushes more easily.


The predictive stoke feature allows you to create straight lines and shaper curves as well as ellipses "freehand".

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Instructor Biography

Rich Graysonn, Illustrator Designer

Aside from being an artist as long as I can remember I started offering a few tutorials on Youtube. Little did I know that by teaching people the fundamentals of art and anatomy i'd begin a new dimension to my career. Being a working freelance illustrator with a youtube channel is hard work, and I wouldn't change a thing. I steadily expanded my work from clients who needed branding to doing work on indie games and apps. i enjoy helping artists and non artist achieve that next level. The road to artistic expression and freedom is paved with hard work and dedication. There are setbacks and monsters to slay , but the rewards are great.

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