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Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6 for Beginners Tutorial by ToonBoxStudio Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6 for Beginners Tutorial by ToonBoxStudio

Welcome to this tutorial for beginners! You will be learning all the fundamentals on using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6. By the end on this instructional tutorial... you should be familiar in using the software to create your artwork.

SHORTCUT KEYS for Sketchbook Pro 6

Rotate Canvas (Press the numbers 9 and 0)
Zoom & Move :Spacebar (hold it down)
Fit to view :Ctrl-0 (zero) This is for when you have zoomed into the page.
Actual size :Alt+Ctrl+0 (zero) This is for when you have zoomed into the page.
Pick a color with the Eyedropper tool: Alt (hold it down)
Move/Rotate/Scale layer :V (hold it down)
Clear/Delete selection: Delete button
Undo: Ctrl+Z
Redo: Ctrl+Y
Hide Everything on the canvas: (tap the "T" on and off)
To draw straight lines: Hold down the SHIFT button and draw
To draw diagonal lines: Hold down the D button and draw
Resize brush: Hold down the B button
Swap between your brush and previous brush: S

By Paris Christou from
Check out my website which has other tutorials using Sketchbook Pro.
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Hi! These tutorials have been so helpful and I've really been picking up some useful tips from them, so thanks a lot for that :)

But  if you don't mind, I do have a quick question on rotating the canvas. I have it enabled but every time I open the program it say the video driver is not installed correctly... any idea? :(

Sorry to bother.
EveMia Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your such a talented artist, thank you for this helpful video it really helped. You rockMetal Emote  Thanks for everything! 
ToonBoxStudio Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It is my pleasure to help out always :)
Machenza Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't draw what I need to because in my 'edit' bar there isn't a preferences. option.

ToonBoxStudio Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hmmm... Im not sure. There must be a way, or maybe its placed somewhere else.
This is only in the PRO Version and not the Express or Free version.
Machenza Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the PRO version. I recently got the android versions.

I solved the problem. (sorta) I just fiddled with the canvas sizes. I will find that rotate button one day... someday I will find it.

Thanks for the tutorial by the way Paris! It helped get me started a lot. (especially the pucks. I had no clue but I use them all the time now.)
ToonBoxStudio Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thats awesome news!!!
Im super happy now :)

More tutorials coming up :)
gossj10 Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tx a load a loong but very helpfull video..coverd evrythin ..didnt get bored either lol :)
ToonBoxStudio Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Its my pleasure to help out :)
It is long but nobody learn something n 3 minutes :)
gossj10 Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yah..its long but woth it..covers evrythin abt the software.:) can u tel me some tips while doin that duplicate layer nd usin multiply mode to make the pic look good,,nd the glow with screeny..i saw ur vids abt it but still mess up lol
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