December 1, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
Autodesk is a major developer of 2D and 3D design software for use in such areas as manufacturing, construction and engineering. The company has also created a very popular drawing app for iOS called SketchBook Mobile, and the utility has reached 2.2 million downloads since its release about a year ago.
Because of Android’s continuous success, Autodesk has now launched SketchBook for our mobile OS of choice as well. Autodesk calls SketchBook “a professional-grade paint and drawing application,” and it offers a wide range of sketching tools via a convenient user interface. I’ve tested the app for a little while, and the app indeed gives a professional impression.
There are two versions available: SketchBook Express that is free, and SketchBook Mobile for $0.99. Features in the full version include:
- Canvas size 1024×768
- 47 Preset brushes
- Smooth Brush stroking
- Customizable brush settings
- 6 Layers
- Full layer controls
- Move, rotate and scale any layer
- Import photos
- Color Wheel and customizable color swatches
- Dynamic symmetric drawing
- Export images
- Save JPEG, PNG or layered PSD files
According to the Market description, a multi-touch device running Android 2.1 or above is required, and a 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM is recommended. Follow one of the links below if you want to give SketchBook a try.