Creating texture icons

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Do you have a texture brush and want its texture to be the icon? If the version of Sketchbook you're running supports it, try Use texture as icon in Brush Properties to create texture icons. If you would like to create your own icon, check out How to import brush icons.

Using a texture for a brush icon in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

You can only use a texture as an icon for a texture brush. If a brush doesn't have a texture assigned to it, you won't be able to use a texture for its icon.

  1. Double-tap a brush to open Brush Properties.
  2. Tap the icon next to the texture brush name to open a menu of icons.

Use texture as icon

  1. Select Use texture as icon. The icon will instantly change.

If the brush is not a texture brush, this option will not be available.

Use texture as icon

Using a texture for a brush icon in Sketchbook for mobile devices

IMPORTANT: Sketchbook doesn't currently support using a texture for a brush icon on mobile.

Using a texture for a brush icon in Sketchbook for Windows 10

INFORMATION: You can only use a texture as an icon for a texture brush. If a brush doesn't have a texture assigned to it, you won't be able to use a texture for its icon.

  1. Double-tap a brush to open Brush Properties.
  2. Tap the icon next to the texture brush name to open a menu of icons.

Selecting a new icon in Sketchbook for Windows 10

  1. Select Use texture as icon from the menu that appears below the icons. This will instantly change the image used for the icon.

If the brush is not a texture brush, this option will not be available.

User texture as icon option in Sketchbook for Windows 10 Texture icon in Sketchbook for Windows 10