Are you an artist on the go? Adobe Sketch captures your creativity wherever inspiration takes you. We stole the mighty Photoshop brush engine and stuffed that power inside your iPhone and iPad. Pens, pencils, and watercolors feel real, including favorites from the brush master Kyle T. Webster. Create on resizable canvases up to a delightfully printable 8k. Want to take your art further? Send your layered files to Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC with a single tap using your Creative Cloud account. Show off your digital drawing process with an automatically created time-lapse video.

Some feature highlights:
• 24 built-in brushes with adjustable size, color, opacity and blending settings
• Tap into thousands of Photoshop brushes by importing them into Sketch
• Go big with your artwork – up to a delightfully printable 8k
• Mix photos with drawing layers - restack, rename, transform and merge them
• Stencils to outline and stamp curves and basic shapes including straight lines and circles
• Perspective and graph grids to help keep your art lined up properly
• Optimized for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro
• License royalty-free images from Adobe Stock within Sketch


MORE STORAGE (Optional in-app purchase)
If you need more Creative Cloud file storage, you have the option of purchasing an additional 20GB for $1.99 (US dollars) a month. The recurring payment is automatically charged to your iTunes account. To stop service, simply go to your account Settings and turn off auto-renew at least 24-hours before the end of your billing period. Prorating is unavailable — when you turn off auto-renew, service will continue until the end of that month’s billing period.

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What’s New

Version 4.7.0

Choose how double-tap works with your Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
We’ve added a preference option to control double-tap on the latest iPad Pro with the new Apple Pencil. We think you’ll love adding this time-saving feature to your painting experience, and they even work in full-screen drawing mode. Choose from one of these options under your iPad’s settings for Adobe Sketch:
• Switch between brush and eraser - If you find yourself using these two tools a lot, this option lets you work faster.
• Switch between current and last used brush - this allows you to use two brushes at once and switch quickly between them.
• Activate the color picker - If you want a quicker way to pick a color from the canvas, select this option. You can use this in full-screen mode, too!
• Zoom in or out - Zooming in and out of the canvas has never been easier! With this option, double- tap to view the full artwork, and double-tap again to zoom in and work on a detailed region of your painting.
• None - Don’t want to use this feature? That’s cool. Use this to turn the double-tap option off.
Send to Printer:
Now you can send your work directly to the printer from within the app. Simply tap on the share icon, select SHARE -> Image. You’ll be prompted on where to share. Be sure to select Print. Happy printing!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.1K Ratings
5.1K Ratings
Bluemage6 ,

One of, if not, the best free illustration app, HOWEVER...

I love this app. I love all the brushes, all the different unique settings on each brush, the flexibility in terms of canvas size, the various ways to pick and choose colours, all the shapes and rulers that can be used to create different types of drawings/paintings and the amazing range of layer and brush blending techniques. There’s just one slight problem: I can’t seem to find a paint bucket tool. Sure, there’s a way of colouring in one whole layer with a long press on an empty layer, but I can’t seem to find a way to do this on individual parts in a layer like how a paint bucket tool would usually be used. If there is a way of doing this, please do inform me, if not, I suggest adding that to the app to make it get a 5 STAR rating from me. Oh and also, there’s a slight lag/delay on some of the brushes or when I make them bigger, but this might be because of my old-ish iPad Air. Please do try and check if there’s a bug linked to this. Other than those two minuscule things, the app is GREAT! Please keep it free!!

Def_Han ,

Love love love this app... but...

As an illustrator this has become probably the most used tool my digital art box. I love the versatility, the brushes, the fluidity between adobe draw and Procreate, the fact I can link seamlessly with the adobe cc apps on my iMac and back again. It seems limitless... however, I use a lot of layers, and I mean a lot. So... the ability to use more layers would be helpful, and as you can with Photoshop, the ability to toggle between the one layer you’re working on with all the others switched off, and then back again. I’d love it if it could do that, it would save me so much time scrolling through my layers to isolate the layer I want to adjust then having to scroll back through them all again to make them visible again. Please can you put that on your to do list for the next update. That would be the cherry on top for me!

MA_Wood ,

Better Than Expected

There are no glitches in this art app! I can get around filters, colours and layers really easily and the layout is easy to follow and instructions are given for beginners. It has really enhanced my digital drawing ability and am so glad this app came into reach. The other Adobe apps are also worth a download, with photography and heaps more art tricks.
For young to old artists, Adobe Sketch is so worth a buy,
And once you’ve worked on here by all means you can download Adobe Draw! But Sketch covers everything so I’ve never reached out to another art app after this download,
Happy drawing!


Adobe Systems, Inc.
161.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. CC Storage (20 GB) £1.79


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