Autodesk SketchBook Pro is easy-to-use Mac drawing software. It’s very intuitive and offers a clean, stylish interface befitting any modern Mac application.
This drawing program for Mac is designed to work with a pen tablet. It offers an upper toolbar and lower curved tool palette to access the same tools. Simply click on a tool in the palette and a circle of related tools pops up. It’s not quite the Genie in the dock of a Mac computer, but it’s nearly as nifty and just as smooth.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro is not a vector-based program. It offers a host of features and tools, but not many of the ones we included in our comparative matrix. Subsequently, it lost points in the overall rating. Still, it ranks highest of all the products in Ease of Use, at 90 percent.
This drawing app for Mac offers only one feature listed in our Features category, and only two tools in our Tools category. Yet it offers its own array of impressive features and tools. Included among them are the select tool, lasso select tool, ruler, ellipse, French curve, and horizontal and vertical symmetry quadrants to help you center and section your drawings.
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro offers different line strokes. You can crop images and change the responsiveness of the stylus. You can work in different layers, which merge when you save, and scroll in or out to hyper focus on drawing details.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro has an impressive brush library. The brushes simulate the texture of a ballpoint pen, pencil, marker, felt-tip pen, paintbrush and more. You can create your own custom brushes and save them for future use. You also can share your custom brushes with others.
It’s easy to create artwork in this Mac drawing software with a pen tablet, but you also can just as effectively use your mouse or a trackpad. This Mac drawing app is available for iPad.
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro offers full support for its customers. Options include online FAQs, a user forum, video tutorials, and email and phone support.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro earns high marks for its user interface, ease of use and extensive and flexible drawing and writing tools. It may not have all the tools and features outlined in our matrix, but you can use this Mac drawing software to create beautiful works of art.