Introduction to the Brush Palette

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Using the Brush Palette in Sketchbook 

The Brush Panel presents one brush set from the Brush Library‍, providing a compact user interface to access your most frequently used brushes.

desktop mobile
  1. Open the brush library‍ and brush properties‍ 
  2. Current brush. Tap to see brush history.
  3. Brushes of the pinned brush set
  4. Current brush. Tap to open brush properties‍.
  5. Brush size slider
  6. Brush opacity slider



How to pin brushes to the Brush Palette

Only one brush set can appear in the brush palette at a time. You can change the brush set that appears in the brush palette by pinning a different brush set. 

In Sketchbook Pro on desktop, the Pin feature is in the Brush Library marking menu. 


On mobile, the pin icon appears in the upper right corner of a brush set in the Brush Library.


Using the Brush Palette sliders 

Only available on Android and iOS tablet devices

The sliders on the right side of the brush panel are another way to adjust brush properties‍.

  • The top handle adjusts brush size.
    When adjusting this handle, a brush preview will appear along with the numeric value of the setting to preview the results.
  • The bottom handle adjusts either the opacity or flow of a brush, depending on the brush type. When adjusting the handle, a brush preview will appear along with the numeric value of the setting to preview the results.