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SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training

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Walk through SketchBook's basics—the interface, preferences, brushes, Lagoon tools, and export options—and get started drawing quickly.

Digital drawing is made easier with SketchBook Pro, whether you're an illustrator a CAD designer involved in manufacturing. In this course, Veejay Gahir shares reference images and techniques he's developed over years as a professional product and automotive designer. He'll walk you through SketchBook's basics—the interface, preferences, brushes, Lagoon tools, and export options—so you can get started sketching quickly. He'll also introduce alternative workflows to achieve the same results, which may better suit your style of working. Your final sketches can then be used downstream in other CAD programs or simply saved and shared. And don't miss the four drawing tutorials to see Veejay sketching in action!


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Theory of Sketching
  • Advantages of digital sketching
  • Comparing mouse and tablet sketching
2. Learning the Interface and Tools
  • Interface overview
  • Exploring the File and Edit menus
  • Exploring the Image menu
  • Exploring the Window and Help menus
3. Working with Colors in SketchBook Pro
  • Working with the Color and Brush pucks
  • Understanding the Color Editor
  • Introducing Copic markers
  • Utilizing the Copic library
4. Understanding Brushes and Their Properties
  • Brush palette fundamentals
  • Modifying brush properties
  • Workflow with synthetic brushes
5. Working with Layers
  • Understanding layers
  • New layer functions
6. Learning the Interface: The Toolbar
  • Introducing Transform and Select
  • Manipulating with Transform, Distort, and Flood Fill
  • Working with Crop and adding text
  • The Ruler, Ellipse, and French Curves tools
  • Creating perspective
  • Working with symmetry
  • Utilizing the Steady Stroke and shape tools
  • Sketching the vehicle wheel
7. Learning the Interface: The Lagoon
  • Understanding the Lagoon
8. Customizing SketchBook
  • Creating do-it-yourself brushes
  • Working with brush sets
  • Shading an F1 wheel
  • Creating custom icons
9. A Typical Workflow
  • Shading a vehicle body
  • Shading using grayscale
10. Blend Modes
  • Introducing blend modes
  • Darken options
  • Lighten options
  • Contrast blend modes
  • Color blend modes
  • Glow and Soft Glow
  • Correcting a dark image
11. Exporting Images
  • Exporting a finished rendering
  • Next steps

Taught by

Veejay Gahir

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