If you are looking to change your view and navigate around the canvas, check below for how to do this for the platform you're on.
Changing your view in Sketchbook Pro for desktop
Ways to change your view
Zoom in and move about
Tap and flick toward or press and hold down the spacebar to access the puck.
- Move your stylus to the center to zoom and tap-drag to zoom in and out.
- Move your stylus to the outer ring and tap-drag to reposition your sketch on the canvas.
Zoom using a touch strip
Cintiqs and some tablets have a touch strip for zooming. Position your cursor over the area you want to zoom in or out of. Move your finger along the touch strip in an upward motion to zoom in or a downward motion to zoom out.
View at actual size
For the actual pixel size of an image, tap and flick toward or press Option+Cmd+0 (zero) for Mac or Alt+Ctrl+0 (zero) for Windows.
Fit an image in the display
To expand or shrink an image, tap and flick toward or press Cmd+0 (zero) for Mac or Ctrl+0 (zero) for Windows.
Changing your view in Sketchbook for mobile devices
Zooming in to a sketch
Zoom in to see details and have finer control when sketching and painting.
With two fingers, drag and expand on the canvas to zoom in.
To zoom in further, repeat this action as many times as necessary.
Zooming out of a sketch
Use zooming out for when you want to have a better view of the overall composition.
With two fingers, pinch the canvas.
To zoom out further, repeat this action as many times as necessary.
Rotating your view
You can use your finger(s) to freely rotate the canvas.
Twist with two fingers to rotate the content on all layers.
Moving the canvas
You can use your finger(s) to freely move the canvas.
Drag with two fingers in any direction to move the canvas.
Viewing the full canvas
Set a corner tool to Frame Canvas (see Customizing the corner tools) and tap it to instantly change what you see and display the full canvas.
Split screen view
Sketchbook supports split-screen multi-tasking, using Split View and/or Slide Over.
- Slide Over is a peek-in-peek-out type function and is only available for the iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.
- Split View is the Apple version of split-screen multitasking. Without leaving your work in Sketchbook, if you want to check on something in a secondary app, swipe in from the right of your screen for an overlay of that app.
Depending on the model of your device, you will have Split View and/or Slide Over functionality.
Changing your view in Sketchbook for Windows 10
On Windows 10, you can use your middle mouse wheel to zoom in and out of the canvas. You can also use gestures to zoom, fit your image to the view, pan around the canvas, and rotate around a point.
Changing your view using gestures
You can use your finger(s) to freely move, scale, and rotate the layer or use the Transform tools to move in a constrained direction, flip, or rotate 90 degrees in either directions.
- Drag with your finger to move the content of a layer
- Pinch to scale down (shrink) and expand two fingers to scale up (enlarge) the content of a layer
- Twist with two fingers to rotate the content of a layer
- double-tap the screen to reset the content of a layer to its original position/orientation
When transforming a layer, keep in mind that any content that is resized and expands beyond the size of the canvas (not your view) will be cropped off. Undoing this action will restore the content; otherwise, it is lost.