Autodesk launches “Sketchbook Ink” app for iPad
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has just launched the Autodesk Sketchbook Ink for iPad. Autodesk Sketchbook Ink is the latest release from the company's popular Sketchbook family, which focuses on paint and drawing. Powered by a new engine, Autodesk Sketchbook Ink introduces unique technology for artists to create stunning, high-res ink-style artwork.
Unlike traditional vector drawing apps, Sketchbook Ink enables users to produce very fine detail in their artwork, independent of resolution, building on the intuitive freehand-drawing platform of Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. Sketchbook Ink also provides the ability to export and print large, high-quality images right from the iPad. Final artwork can be exported at optimal sizes to the photo library on iPad, email, Dropbox or iTunes file sharing. Images exported to Dropbox or iTunes can exceed 100 megapixels.
"We are fortunate to collaborate with many talented artists, so we know how important it is for them to have a variety of tools for not only different tasks in their creative process, but also to express their personal styles. SketchBook Ink provides more choices for artists. And with its ability to produce high-resolution output, it makes a huge leap for content creation on the iPad," said Chris Cheung, product line manager, Autodesk.
Complementing the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, which offers various sketch and paint tools, Sketchbook Ink is dedicated more to pen-and-ink drawing. Sketchbook Ink launches with seven preset ink styles and two types of erasers. The app also allows users to import images from the photo library on the iPad that can be used as either a reference or as a background.
"With more than 10 million downloads to date, we're proud that the SketchBook family is changing how, where, and with what tools people unlock their creativity. People who never considered using a digital app for their artwork before, are now turning to SketchBook to produce incredible illustrations," said Samir Hanna, vice president, Consumer Products, Autodesk.
The Autodesk Sketchbook Ink App for iPad is now available for $4.99 exclusively from the App Store on iPad or at iTunes.com/AppStore. For a limited time prior to the launch of this App, Sketchbook Ink will be available for a special introductory price of $1.99