Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we endlessly refined Sketches brushes to create the most realistic drawing and painting tools.
With a modern and lean UI, Sketches is the most versatile and user-friendly sketching app available on Mac.
Over 20 ultra realistic tools
Incredibly realistic watercolor wet brushes
Smart Brush Editor
Sketches interface has been designed from the ground up with styluses in mind and the tools all support pressure.
Sketches more advanced features and tools are available in a Pro, paid bundle :
Unlimited layers to simplify your task
Export as psd files
List of tools :
- Felt Pen
- Pen Brush
- Oil Pastel
- Watercolor Dry and Wet brushes (Pro)
- Acrylic brush
- Area and Filling tool
- Patterns (Pro)
- Cutter (Pro)
- Smudge tool (Pro)
- Ruler (Pro)
Cutter issue fixed
Ratings and Reviews
Crashes Not fix yet.
I loved this app. But i'm only giving it 4 because it keeps crashing. When i started using it i was wowwed by it. However, while i was working on a drawing and just about to finish the app. crashed all the 4 hours of work i had done was gone. Sure I take part of responsiblity for not saving the work. I guess i was distracted by all the great tools and features that i completedly let it slip. Just until i realized what happen. By then my work was gone. I had to start over. The app. has crashed 3 times since i started using it on April 11. I purchased too, so this is very disappointing that i have to deal with this. Please fix this issues. I have a newer MacBook air. So what's the problem? I wanted a program i could use on my laptop. I don't really like working on iPad.
impulsively written review
This app is by no means all bad. I'd go as far as to say it's pretty good. In my experience, all the tools work fine, and I have actually made a sketch that I was proud of. The key word being was. I accidentally pressed the eraser tool twice while trying to switch to it (for reference, it clears the entire screen). At first, I thought it was fine; I've done it before and the undo button fixes it. For some reason however, it didn't work. An hours worth of work, all gone to the click of a button. It doesn't autosave, either. And this isn't the first time. Even if it hadn't deleted, I wouldn't be able to finish the drawing anyway-layers are paywalled.
To summarize: it's way too easy to lose work and the lack of layers makes it hard to make finished pieces. I do think this could be saved easily, just add autosaves, layers to the free version, and make it harder to clear the screen. Once again, it's a fine platform. I just don't think I'll be spending money on it.
Pressure Touch cool but..
I had the sketches app on my phone for a while and using the pro version has definitely been a help. So when I saw that it was available to mac as well, I snatched it up. I think the mac version preforms beautifully however I do have a suggestion to make. Although there are plenty of styles with size options for each tool, I think a great feature would be to have the same various styles but you can choose the width you want. Maybe I'm not using the app correctly but I mean adjusting between maybe size 5 for the biggest and size .01 for the smallest width. Maybe the sizes could be larger and smaller. All I know is that this option is available on the phone/tablet version but not for mac. Other than that I think the app was designed beautifully. Can't wait to continue using it.
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- yann le coroller
- 137.9 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires macOS 10.10 or later.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © Tayasui
- In-App Purchases
- Sketches Pro $19.99
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