Gallery in Sketchbook

NOTE: The Gallery is only available on Sketchbook on mobile devices.

The Gallery is where your sketches are saved. If you worked on something and want to go back to it, if it is not still on your canvas, you can find it in the Gallery. When you open the Gallery, your sketch appears.

From the Gallery, you can swipe left or right to see other sketches, rename sketches, create new sketches, import images, rotate your canvas, delete images, share images, view a slide show, make a duplicate, export as a PSD, organize your sketches into folders, and select a sketch to load it into the canvas to continue working on it.

The different Gallery views

When you open the Gallery, all your saved sketches appear in a large thumbnail view. Pinch the canvas to switch to a small thumbnail view with all the folders.

Pinch the view in the Sketchbook Gallery

Pinch the canvas to switch to a small thumbnail view with all the folders

Switch views by selecting the folder name‍, located at the top of the toolbar.

Switch views by selecting the folder name, located at the top of the toolbar.

This opens to the folders, showing the thumbnail and all sketches in that folder. Along the top of the screen are all your folders.

Pinch the canvas to switch to a small thumbnail view with all the folders.

Tap a small thumbnail to return to the large thumbnail view. Tap a large thumbnail to open the sketch and continue drawing.

Switching to thumbnail view and organize sketches into folders

Pinch the screen or tap the folder name along the top.

Switching to thumbnail mode in the mobile version of Sketchbook

Thumbnail view

Thumbnail view in the mobile version of Sketchbook

  1. Show/Hide Folders
  2. Sketches
  3. Selection
  4. Add
  5. Import legacy data
  6. Storage location

From within the Gallery, pinch the screen to enter the thumbnail view. This view opens up all sorts of options, from organizing your sketches into folders and renaming them, to sharing, rotating, duplicating, exporting as PSD, and deleting any sketches. Tap a sketch to return to the previous view.

Accessing the Gallery

To access the Gallery, in the toolbar, tap Info Settings icon in the mobile version of Sketchbook, then Gallery icon in the mobile version of Sketchbook Gallery.

Creating a sketch

From the Gallery, to create a sketch, tap , select New Sketch New Sketch, and set the canvas size.

Importing an image

From the Gallery, to import an image, tap New Sketch and select either:

  • For iOS users, Import to Gallery, New from Image, New from iTunes, or Scan Sketches.
  • Android users, New from Image, New from Camera, or Scan Sketches.

Importing to the Gallery

Is there an image in another app you’d like to bring into Sketchbook? Use Import to Gallery to do it.

  1. Open Photos.
  2. Select the image you want to bring into Sketchbook.
  3. Tap Export from Photos Export.
  4. In the top row, scroll to find Sketchbook.
  5. Tap the Sketchbook icon, then Import to Gallery. The image or images are imported to your Gallery.

Selecting sketches

Selecting sketches in the thumbnail view in the mobile version of Sketchbook

To select one or more sketches in the thumbnail view, tap Accept selection icon, then tap the sketches. A blue bar appears at the bottom of the screen.

  • To share, view a slide show, rotate an image, create a duplicate, export a PSD, or delete an image, tap Export icon in the Gallery in the mobile version of Sketchbook .
  • To exit selection mode, tap Cancel icon.

Editing a sketch

Tap a sketch to select and load it onto the canvas.

Loading your sketch onto the canvas to edit it in the mobile version of Sketchbook

Naming/renaming your sketch

To name our sketch, tap Untitled and enter another name.

Naming your sketch in the mobile version of Sketchbook

The dimensions and number of layers your sketch has appears below.

Quickly deleting a sketch

Tap-drag a thumbnail up to the top of the screen to delete it. To undo this, tap the red bar along the top.

Deleting a sketch - step 1 - in the mobile version of Sketchbook Deleting a sketch - step 2 - in the mobile version of Sketchbook

Rotating your canvas in the Gallery

Rotate an existing canvas via the Gallery > Export:

  1. In the Gallery, tap Export icon (the Export icon).

  2. Tap Rotate CCW to rotate the image counterclockwise.

You can now continue working with the canvas in portrait view.

Sharing, viewing a slideshow, rotating, duplicating, or deleting an image, and exporting a PSD

  1. In the Gallery, Tap Export icon Export.

  2. Select any of the following:

  • To share your sketch, select Share.
  • To view a slideshow of your sketches, select Slideshow.
  • To rotate the canvas, select either Rotate CCW or Rotate CW.
  • To create a duplicate of an image, select Duplicate.
  • To export as a PSD and preserve your layers, select Export PSD.
  • To delete the current image, select Delete.

Tap RotateCCW.

Exiting the Gallery

There are a couple ways to exit the Gallery:

  • Tap an image in the Gallery to return to the canvas with the image loaded.
  • Tap + and select any of its options to exit the Gallery and return to the canvas.