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Autodesk SketchBook Pro Gets An iPad 2-Focused Update

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Autodesk has today launched a new version of its popular SketchBook Pro iPad app, designed primarily to take full advantage of the new features and processing power of the iPad 2. The Autodesk SketchBook Pro app combines high-quality digital pencils, pens, markers and airbrushes to enable anyone to create rich, high-quality digital artwork. This latest update uses the iPad 2’s unique features to create the highest resolution digital canvas yet. Enhanced interoperability and portability between iOS devices means that users can start creating an image on an iPhone, continue working on it on an iPad, and finish working on it on a Mac. The update also offers 90 new brushes and brush controls, as well as new customisable palettes and gestures.

“Unparalleled sketching capabilities on iPad just got better,†said Samir Hanna, vice president of Consumer Products at Autodesk. “This is our biggest update since we first released SketchBook Pro for iPad, and we’re excited to see the limitless creativity and artistic expression that millions of people will produce with this fun drawing and painting app.â€

Here are some of the main features of the update courtesy of Autodesk:
  • Import photos directly to the layer editor from iPad 2's camera
  • Create high-resolution canvases at 2,048-by-1,536–pixel resolution with up to four layers for an image output of 5-by-7 inches at 300 dpi or 8-by-10 inches at 200 dpi
  • Standard 1,024-by-768 canvases can now have up to 12 layers
  • Export and import images through Dropbox within the app to easily transport work between iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac.

A new in-app store is also available thanks to the update, offering five new brush sets with unique brush types, textures and stamps.

Click here to download the app for $4.99: SketchBook Pro for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Source: Autodesk
 

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Wow...thanks for this....just bought it and getting the hang of it quick. Finally up to 12 layers. Toss up between this and art studio though. Like the brush store...hopefully more varieties will be available soon.
 

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