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SketchBook Ink

By Autodesk Inc.

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Draw perfect, resolution-independent lines with SketchBook® Ink. This easy-to-use pen & ink drawing app enables you create amazing line art and export high-resolution images directly from your iPad.

Using SketchBook Ink is as easy as opening the app, picking an ink style, and drawing. You’ll find the simulated pressure sensitivity mimics a natural pen-like drawing experience, and provides fine control for your line art. Zoom in and out without worrying about pixilation because your lines are resolution-independent.

Key features:
• Full screen workspace keeps the interface out of your way and keeps you in the creative zone
• Color editor and color picker with tap-hold customizable palette
• Seven preset ink styles with different line weight and behavior and two eraser types
• Layers, including the ability to import a photo into a layer for reference (great for tattoo artists)
• Gallery to store works-in-progress
• Export 12.6 MP PNG files to the Photo Library or export 101.5 MP PNG files to Dropbox

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What's New in Version 1.8.1

- iOS8 Compatibility

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Customer Reviews

Great potential, but spotty (literally).

I love this app and use it for everything from artwork, to visual planning and notes but there is one fatal flaw: a blotchy quality when trying to fill any area. When zoomed in this isn't noticeable, but when viewing at full size the area that I already filled in appears to have gaps (as if it was scribbled, not fully filled). This is beyond frustrating, and can only be remedied by going over the area repeatedly until it appears more filled. I've had this issue for at least a year, and am very surprised an update hasn't been made to correct it. This is such a small but devastating flaw that keeps this app from being great, please amend this!

Skip this.

In its early days, this was an app worth getting simply because it did vector graphics with interesting brush mechanics, despite the numerous and quite obvious bugs and quirks. But now there are other options, and Autodesk has essentially abandoned this app with no updates in over a year. Additionally, they have taken over iDraw (which many consider the best vector drawing app in the App Store) and rebranded it as Autodesk Graphic. Try that one instead.

Best app for line work

This is by far my favorite iPad app for creating line work. This isn't a note taking or sketch app - which some reviewers below seem to think. My workflow: create basic line work here with Ink, then export to another drawing app (like Sketchbook) to add in details and color.

SketchBook Ink
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8.1
  • Size: 15.0 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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