Introduction to the Brush Library

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The Brush Properties looks slightly different depending on the platform you're on. The device you are using, as well as the version of Sketchook you are running, will determine the brushes and tools available.

All the Brush Libraries contain an assortment of default brush sets. Depending on your platform, you may also get a set of Texture brushes, Smudge brushes, Synthetic Paint brushes, and an assortment of other art, designer, and fun brushes. You can also create Do-It-Yourself brushes.

Using the Brush Library in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

In the Brush Palette, tap Brush Library icon to access the Brush Library.

Brush Library

  1. Name of the brush and set it is in
  2. Brush stamp
  3. Brush set name
  4. Current active brush
  5. Library marking menu
  6. Rearrange icons
  7. Scroll for accessing more brush sets
  8. Bar to show or hide more of the Brush Properties

Library marking menu

Create custom sets to group and manage brushes. Export sets for others to use or save them to an external drive. Import and use brush sets created by others. Label your brush sets to help identify them. When you tap within a brush set, Marking menu icon appears. When you tap-hold it, brush options appear.

Brush Library with radial marking menu

  1. In the Brush Library, tap ![Marking menu icon] https://static.helpjuice.com/helpjuice_production/uploads/upload/image/8850/1187989/BrushLibrary_menu.png).
  2. Select an options:
  • New Brush Set – Create a new brush set.
  • Export Brush Set – Share brushes with people working on different platforms.
  • Import Brush Set Import Brush Set – Load an exported zipped brush set file into the Brush Library.
  • Delete Brush Set Delete Brush Set – Remove the selected brush set from the Brush Library.
  • Pin Set To Palette Pin Set To Palette – Replaces the Brush Palette brushes with the selected set’s brushes.
  • New Brush New Brush – Create a new brush and add it to the selected brush set.
  • Copy Brush Copy Brush – Create a duplicate of a selected brush and add it to the selected brush set.
  • Delete Brush Delete Brush – Permanently remove a selected brush.

Using the Brush Library in Sketchbook for mobile

The device you are using, as well as the version of Sketchbook you are running, will determine the features you see in the Brush Library.

Brush Library

  1. Library - tap to switch to the Brush Library
  2. Settings - tap to switch to Brush Properties
  3. Brush Name
  4. Brush Stroke
  5. Brush Set Name - tap a brush in the set to access the Pin option for loading the brush set into the Brush Palette.
  6. Exit - tap to return to the canvas

Accessing the Brush Library on a tablet

Brush Palette in the mobile version of Sketchbook on iPad

The device you are using, as well as the version of Sketchbook you are running, will determine what you have access to. Check out the section that applies to you.

Accessing the Brush Library from an iPad

If you’re UI is hidden, tap Trigger icon in Sketchbook to access the Brush Library. See Rapid UI Mode for more instruction.

  1. Tap Brush Editor icon from the Brush Palette in the iPad subscription version of Sketchbook to access the Brush Library and an assortment of brush sets. If you see sliders, instead of brushes, at the top of the screen tap Library to return to the Brush Library.
  2. Flick up or down within the library to reveal more brush sets.
  3. Tap the X at the bottom of your screen to close the library.

Accessing the Brush Library from a handheld device

  1. Tap Brush Library icon on the 64-bit iPhone to access the Brush Library and an assortment of brush sets.
  2. Flick up or down within the editor to reveal more brush sets. If you see sliders, instead of brushes, at the top of the screen tap Library to return to the Brush Library.
  3. Tap the X at the bottom of your screen to close the library.

NOTE: Another way to access the Brush Library is to tap Clutch icon to access the Double Puck, then tap the top portion of the puck.

Using the Brush Library in Sketchbook for Windows 10

Sketchbook for Windows 10 Brush Library with brush set selected

In the Brush Palette, tap Brush Library to find brushes, which are organized into brush sets. You can pin a brush set to your palette. Flick up or down to scroll through the assorted brush sets to find the brush you want. Tap-hold the top right corner within a brush set to access a marking menu of brush management options.

Adding brushes to your palette

Want to customize your palette? In the Brush Library, tap-hold a brush and drag it onto the Brush Palette.

Adding a brush to the palette

Loading a brush set into your palette

Within the Brush Library, load all the brushes from a brush set with Pinning icon Pin Set To Palette.

Pinning

Adding brush sets to your library

Download additional brush sets here.

Resetting the default settings

Want to return your palette to its default settings? Check out Preferences in Sketchbook Pro.

Glow

Create the effect of a star in the night sky, light emanating from a translucent object, supernatural lightning, illuminated headlights, or add highlights.

Ink brush

Use Ink brush type (the Ink brush), found in the Basic or Legacy brush set (depending on the platform you're on), to get an opaque smooth line that’s great for illustration and other line-work.