Toolbars

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By default, the toolbar is at the top of the canvas. It can be hidden and moved (though not in all versions) to give you a larger work space. It contains most of the Sketchbook tools. When you select a tool, another toolbar may appear below it, containing additional options.

The device you have (handheld device or tablet) determines which tools you see in the toolbar and what it looks like. Due to the size of some devices, you may have to swipe left or right in these toolbars to access more options.

Accessing additional tools in the toolbar toolbar in 64-bit iPad version

Which tool is active?

Tap a tool in the toolbar to select it and make it active. The tool is highlighted blue. When there are two or more tools highlighted blue, that means they are all active. For example, you could have Symmetry on and a Shape tool selected.

Toolbar showing Symmetry with Guides as secondary

What is the secondary toolbar for?

Some tools have a contextual toolbar, containing additional editing and transform tools to work in conjunction with the current active tool.

Toolbar in Sketchbook Pro and its secondary menu

For even more information on toolbars, check out Selection Tools.

Toolbars in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

The version of Sketchbook Pro you're running will determine the tools available in the toolbar.

Toolbar in the Sketchbook Pro version

Some tools have a contextual toolbar, containing additional editing and transform tools.

Toolbar in the Sketchbook Pro version and its secondary menu

Toolbars in Sketchbook for mobile devices

Since mobile users could be have a tablet or mobile device, each toolbar is slightly different. This is due to the size of the screen and the version you're running. Please see the sections below and find the one that's right for you.

Some tools have a contextual toolbar, containing additional editing and transform tools.

Toolbar

Toolbar for tablet users

Toolbar in the iPad version of Sketchbook

  1. Create a new sketch‍, access the Gallery‍, Preferences‍, and share images 
  2. Undo and redo‍ 
  3. Selection tools‍ 
  4. Transform tools‍ 
  5. Flood fill tools‍ 
  6. Rulers and Guides‍ 
  7. Symmetry tools‍ 
  8. Shape tools‍ 
  9. Predictive Stroke‍ 
  10. Import image‍ 
  11. Text tools‍ 
  12. Time-lapse record‍ 
  13. Either hide or display the interface‍ 

Toolbar for handheld device users

Sketchbook mobile toolbar labeled

  1. Create a new sketch‍, access the Gallery‍, Preferences‍, and share images
  2. Access tools‍ 
  3. Access the Brush Library‍ 
  4. Access the Color Editor 
  5. Access the Layer Editor‍ 
  6. Either hide or display the interface

Toolbars in Sketchbook for Windows 10

Once you launch the app, it will look like this:

Toolbar showing Symmetry selected

Some tools have a contextual toolbar, containing additional editing and transform tools.