Draw with the power of the Photoshop painting engine and a variety of built-in brushes, pencils, pens and markers. Create realistic watercolor paintings and import all your favorite Photoshop brushes for even more creative possibilities. Easily send your artwork to Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC as layered PSD files.

Artists tell us they love the: 
• Ability to add multiple image and drawing layers they can restack, rename, transform and merge. 
• Access to 14 tools they can adjust size, color, opacity and blending settings.
• Flexibility to organize their favorite tools and colors in the toolbar.
• Control of individual brush settings like pressure sensitivity and velocity.
• Perspective and graph grids.
• Multiple stylus support for Adonit, Wacom, Pencil by 53 and Apple Pencil.
• Option to work with shape stencils they can pinch to scale, trace, outline and stamp.

“Go team! I am so excited to be using this app on my new iPad Pro with Apple Pencil!” – David K Manuel

Try using Photoshop Sketch with:

Photoshop CC
Illustrator CC
Capture CC

You can also take advantage of other Creative Cloud services like: 

Search for and license high-res, royalty-free images from inside Sketch. Incorporate quality imagery into your work.

Get easy in-app access to your assets — including Adobe Stock images and brushes created in Capture CC.

Send a file to Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC with layers preserved. It automatically opens on your desktop, letting you effortlessly build on your idea. 

Adobe CreativeSync ensures that your files, fonts, design assets, settings and more all instantly appear in your workflow wherever you need them. Start your creative work on any device and seamlessly pick it up on another.

Publish your work to the Behance creative community and get feedback without leaving the app. You can also share through Facebook, Twitter and email.

Use of Adobe mobile apps requires a free, basic level of Creative Cloud membership, which includes 2GB of complimentary storage for file syncing and sharing. 

*iPad mini 2, 3, 4; iPad Air; iPad Air 2, iPad Pro only

MORE STORAGE (Optional in-app purchase)
If you need more than your allotted 2GB of 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.

The Fine Print
You must be 13 or older and agree to Adobe’s terms and privacy policy, viewable at:

Use of Adobe mobile apps and online services requires registration for a free Adobe ID as part of a free, basic level of Creative Cloud membership. Adobe online services require an Internet connection, are not available in all countries or languages, and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice.

What's New

Version 4.5

The Adobe Sketch default brush set now includes some incredible Photoshop brushes by Kyle T. Webster! Tap on the + in your brush panel and find them inside the “Sketch Brushes” set.

Spin the canvas instead of your device! Place two fingers on the canvas and freely rotate it to any angle you like.

Move or scale all layers at once via the “Transform All Layers” action available in layer options.

Scale your artwork non-proportionally by resizing the width or height of a layer via the layer “Transform” action.

Create a new layer and long press on the canvas. The layer will fill with the color of the currently selected brush.

Organize your projects by sorting them by name, created date or modified date.

Enjoy Adobe Sketch on Apple’s latest iPhone including support for pen pressure via 3D touch.

*Available for iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad (2017) and iPad Pro.

If you enjoy using Adobe Sketch, please leave a review. It really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

9.4K Ratings

9.4K Ratings

RIP Adobe


Adobe’s creative ecosystem makes it almost impossible to be creative without signing up, signing in, digging into your bank account.... monthly, working without a network connection and paying for another upgrade to the application. I’ve been working with Apple products since 1989 and I consider myself to be fairly tech oriented. I bought an iPad Pro specifically to work with lightroom and other Adobe products. Honestly, I can’t get half of their products to work anymore. Unless you are some kind of Adobe fan boy, you will realize that there are other products out there that far surpass the performance and price of most Adobe products. Save the monthly fees and your sanity from trying to get this bloatware to operate as you would expect and FIND ANOTHER WAY. Adobe was is king once upon a time but all empires eventually collapse. Adobe is more interested in connecting to your bank account for its monthly extraction than it is interested in creating a product that are actually useful. I don’t want your slow cloud, I don’t want to be stressed out with my machine can’t remember my Adobe ID so that I can use your app, I don’t want another monthly fee so that the application that I already purchased will do what it should already do. Skip this product and go give your money to a developer who will actually make your creative experience seamless and enjoyable. Like Procreate. Now I’m gonna go delete all of adobes applications off of my iPad Pro and I will never look back.

Almost 5 star worthy, BUT.


Ok so let's start with the downs. Can't zoom in very much, needs few more starting brushes ( not that big of a deal ). And where you can put pictures in it so you can edit them, now I do not know a lot in this (I just know the basics so if there is a way I will probably find out soon). 😐😍 it's really good also because it has layers and I love the " paint brush " with the paint texture it's AMAZING definitely my favorite brush out of all of them I've tried so far. If you could make the paint brush be able to be more fine/thin that would be great 👍🏻😃😄. I love this and I'd say it's about 7 out of 10 compared to a general PC version. I think all it needs is a few tweaks to be one of the best ( maybe even the best ) photoshop/editing program on the App Store. This is probably the BEST photoshop type thing I've tried besides sketch book ( another one for IOS App Store ). Overall this is great and I use it every day to improve my editing/ animation skills, I also like to do this as a hobby ( when I'm bored ) or just for fun. 😄 ( edit ) Please make it so we can zoom in more... I animate on this and I love this app but I wish we could zoom in a little bit more. Please add this and this will be better this is already AMAZING! 😄.

Wonderful Horizon, but...

Yacht Rocker

This new suite of Adobe apps is another powerful tool to assist designers in broadening their capabilities at providing services that are in synch with today’s demands. Being able to create, edit and share professional quality designs from your phone is an asset and in today’s competitive market. Each of these apps are unique and integrates seamlessly with your Creative Cloud projects.

The only issue I’ve had to date is dealing with some less than intuitive menus and the absolutely unnecessary amount of spam that gets tagged in to any design you share through texts... it borders on ridiculous. We don’t need to know in multiple different following messages who made the app, where you can get it, what it does, who it’s from, links to web pages.... on and on, all from sharing one picture. Clean that up and not spam the crap out of my contacts, with your ads forcefully being delivered through private messaging, and we have an almost perfect suite of tools!


Adobe Systems, Inc.
186.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 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+
© 2017 Adobe Systems Incorporated
In-App Purchases
  1. CC Storage (20 GB) $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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