I’ve been working on the beta for this new version for the last six months and of course I have not beenÂ allowed to say anything but today I can finally break the silence on the brand spankin new Skletchbook Pro 7 which releases today at Sketchbook.com!
the biggest news about this new version is much awaited Flipbook feature which brings a timeline to Sketchbook and allows to actually ANIMATE within the program! Add to that the ability to draw with the most natural pencil tool on the market and this is a VERY powerful tool for animators. Now I won’t lie to you, it’s a work-in-progress and as of yet, you can not put sound on the timeline nor can you export a video. You render out frames, place them in a video editor and build a movie that way. You do however have the ability to have multiple layers and the background layer actually stays throughout the timeline which allows you to actually do a background behind your animation. You could also use that layer to place a studio’s boardÂ template on it which will allow you to storyboard.
Sketchbook Pro 7 is available online both Mac and PC for $65 at Sketchbook.com right now. Also, new with this build isÂ the option now to subscribe for only $24 a year and of course you’ll get free upgrades as they add new features.
A natural drawing experience
Draw in SketchBook Pro and discover an authentic, natural drawing experience that is as close to pencil, pen, marker, or brush on paper as a digital art tool can be.
Steady Stroke brings greater predictability and control to strokes, helping with precision and confidence.
Ruler, Ellipse and French Curve
Ruler, Ellipse, and French Curve tools for designers who enjoy working with traditional toolsets.
Do-it-yourself brushes give maximum control over the finest details of your art.
Lay down perfect perspective with all-new Perspective Guides
Lay down perfect perspective in seconds with 1 point, 2 point, 3 point, and fisheye perspective guides. Freely adjust vanishing points and horizon lines on, or beyond, the canvas.
Flipbook key frame animation toolset
For the first time, artists can express motion with SketchBook Pro. Built in collaboration with the AutodeskÂ® MayaÂ® team, this simple key frame timeline enables a traditional animation workflow in the familiar SketchBook environment.
Layer enhancements for even more control
New layer blend modes, multi-layer selection, ten levels of layer grouping, and background layer color selection makes whole or partial image manipulation, transformation, and selection easier than ever.
More features to discover and explore
Experience the CopicÂ® Markers and the CopicÂ® Color Library along with over 100 preset brushes, pens, pencils, markers and airbrushes.
Enhanced selection tools including magic wand selection and drawing within the selection.
Distort transform gives you the freedom to manipulate your image easily.
Dynamic flood fill tools with solid, linear, and radial gradients with complete control of the fills.