Sketchbook Pro for Beginners
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Sketchbook Pro for Beginners

A complete beginners guide to learning Sketchbook Pro
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4.6 (62 ratings)
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Created by Rich Graysonn
Last updated 1/2017
Price: $20
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • You WILL need a computer or laptop and a Tablet of some kind

* **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. 

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
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
Getting Started
4 Lectures 25:06

This is where you can download the latest version of Sketchbook Pro. 

Preview 03:13

This is an Overview of Sketchbook pro.

Preview 07:28

This is an introduction to the title bar.

The Title Bar and Setting up Preferences
Selection Tools
5 Lectures 30:36

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

Selection Tools

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

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.

The Type Tool

Using the crop tool in Sketchbook Pro.

The Crop Tool

Learning how to manipulate and change your 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.  

The Transform Tool
Drawing Tools in Sketchbook pro
6 Lectures 38:18

In this video I introduce you to steady stroke which lets you draw smooth lines .

Steady Stroke and Draw Style

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

The Ruler Tool

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

The Ellipse Tool

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

The French Curve

The Symmetry tool works on both the X and Y axis. You can even draw on 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

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

Symmetry Tool Update
Layers in Sketchbook pro
3 Lectures 20:43

This is an introduction to the concept of layers. 

How Layers work

This video shows  the concept of layers in Sketchbook pro.

Introduction to using Layers

This video shows the different settings or modes for layers. 

Layer Settings
Color Wheel and Copic Markers in Sketchbook Pro
4 Lectures 25:11

In this video I will introduce you to the color puck which allows you change colors.

The Color Puck

The Flood Fill tool in 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. 

The Flood Fill Tool

Here I will show you how to use the Color Editor. 

The Color Editor

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

Copic Colors and markers
Perspective Tools
5 Lectures 21:33

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

Introduction to Perspective Guides

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

1 Point Perspective Tool

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

2 Point Perspective Tool

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

3 Point Perspective Tool

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

Fish Eye Perspective Tool
Brushes in Sketchbook Pro
7 Lectures 50:04

This is an overview of brushes in Sketchbook Pro.

Brushes Overview

In this video I will teach you how to create your first  set of bushes.

Your first custom brush set

In SketchBook, there are several ways to both create and edit brushes. You can change the color, size, create texture, and more. 

The Brand New Brush Engine in Sketchbook Pro

Custom Brush Textures. 

Custom Brush Texture 1

Creating custom brushes in Sketchbook Pro

Custom Brush Texture 2

Creating a custom brush with the gradient tool.

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.

The Brush Puck
The animated Flipbook in Sketchbook pro
1 Lecture 08:33

The Flipbook is a Pro feature of SketchBook and introduces a new animation timeline workflow into the SketchBook Pro environment. 

FlipBook Feature
2 Lectures 12:20

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. 

My Custom Brushes

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.

Bonus lecture : Learning Fundamentals and 50% off my other courses
Updates and New Features
4 Lectures 17:19

An introduction to this brand new section.

Update Section introduction 1/08/17

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

New Brush Feature

The "Sketchbook Extras" feature  allows you to download brushes in an easier way from the Sketchbook website.

Sketchbook Extras

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

Predictive Stroke
About the Instructor
Rich Graysonn
4.5 Average rating
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10,968 Students
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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.