Undoing and redoing

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How many times have you sketched something and wished you could get back what you erased? Have you worked with something other than a pencil and wished you could erase that last stroke, undoing the mistake?

Well, with Undo and Redo, these issues don’t exist! Sketchbook is more forgiving than paper or canvas. When you place a stroke and decide it’s not what you had in mind, you can undo it. The version of Sketchbook you're running determines the number of levels of undo and redo available.


Undoing and redoing in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

The default number of undos and redos is 50; however, see Setting your maximum level of undos for more information.

  • To undo the previous action, in the toolbar or from the lagoon, tap Redo icon in Sketchbook or press Cmd+Z for Mac or Ctrl+Z for Windows.
  • To redo an action, in the toolbar or from the lagoon, tap Undo icon or press Shift+Cmd+Z for Mac or Ctrl+Y for Windows.

You can change the number of undos in the General tab of the Preferences.


Setting your maximum level of undos

Not available for iOS or Android users

Sketchbook gives you the ability to set the maximum number of times you can go back and undo something within the app. We recommend a number within the range of 2-50. That might seem like a lot, and to me 50 is; however, to someone doing iterative design, it might be necessary. The default is 50; however, if you don’t foresee yourself needing to go back that many steps, you can change this value to something like 25. See the article below, Changing the maximum number of undos, for instructions.

NOTE: You need to restart Sketchbook for this change to take effect.


Changing the maximum number of undos

Changing the number of undos only takes effect once a file is created or another one is imported. We recommend you restart Sketchbook.

  1. Do one of the following:
  • For Windows users, select Edit > Preferences.
  • For Mac users, select Sketchbook > Preferences.
  1. Tap the General tab. Enter the number of undos in Maximum undos.


Undoing and redoing in Sketchbook for mobile devices

The memory available to Sketchbook at the time determines how many undo and redos are available. To maximize available memory, shut down other apps running in the background.

  • For handheld device users, tap Clutch, then Undo icon to undo an action or Redo icon to redo an action.

  • For tablet users, in the toolbar, tap Undo icon to undo an action or Redo icon to redo an action.

  • For all users of Sketchbook on mobile, you can undo with a double-tap on the bottom left corner of the screen.

Screenshot with Undo and Redo