Autodesk SketchBook Pro App Reaches Next Level on iPad 2

Major Update Now Available on App Store

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 6, 2011Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), introduced a new version of the company’s popular Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad app, designed to take full advantage of the new features and processing power of iPad 2.

A new version of Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad is now available, and designed to take full advant ...

A new version of Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad is now available, and designed to take full advantage of the new features and processing power of iPad 2. Artist: Justin Rawcliffe

The Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad app combines high-quality digital pencils, pens, markers and airbrushes so anyone can create rich, high-quality digital artwork with powerful sketching tools. The latest update of the app leverages the features of iPad 2 to create the highest resolution digital canvas yet, so users can produce quality prints directly from the iPad.

What’s more, enhanced interoperability and portability between iOS devices means users can start creating an image on an iPhone and continue working on it on an iPad, or finish it on a Mac. Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad now offers 90 new brushes and brush controls. Together with the new customizable palettes and gestures, users can instantly access their favorite brushes and colors.

“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.”

New key features of the Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad 2 app enable users to:

  • 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; and
  • Export and import images through Dropbox within the app to easily transport work between iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac.

In addition, an in-app store is now available, offering five new brush sets with unique brush types, textures and stamps, which are free* to SketchBook Pro users.

About the Autodesk SketchBook Pro Products

Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad app is available for US$4.99 exclusively from the App Store on iPad or at Also available on the App Store is Autodesk SketchBook Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch. To learn more about the SketchBook products, visit the SketchBook Pro page.

Follow news about SketchBook Pro apps on Facebook, and a video and images are also available on the Autodesk YouTube Channel and on the SketchBook Gallery on Flickr, respectively.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries -- including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies the software.

Autodesk, AutoCAD, and SketchBook are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

iPad, iPhone, iPod and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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