Quick Look At Amazon’s Free App of the Day: SketchBook Mobile

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Admit it, every one of you draws and sketches even if you’re not an artist. Today’s free Amazon App– SketchBook Mobile, allows you to draw, doodle, and create endless possibilities. SBM is a full-featured drawing application and image studio that’s based off the popular desktop version, but allows you to create your art on the go using your smartphone or tablet.

Like other drawing applications and image studios, SBM is not short on features. You can create images using 40+ set of brushes, pens and airbrushes. When you find your particular one, you can select the opacity of the brush and choose from a wide range of colors and palettes to start drawing with. In addition, you have the ability to add layers to your particular project. In fact, you have the ability to add up to 6 layers to any one project. Pretty neat for a mobile drawing app. Oh and if you feel like fiddling with an existing image or picture on your phone’s memory or SD card, you can do just that and add unique touches to your personal photos.

The app is normally available for $1.99, but of course you will find it today for the price of nothing. If you have the Amazon App Store, be sure to check it out and give it a shot. If you don’t have the Amazon App Store, you can load it up on your Android device by using our handy Quick Tips page. It’s a little bit on the hefty side at 9.1MB, but hey, as long as I can share art like my masterpiece found after the break, it’s worth it. » Read the rest

New in the Android Market: Autodesk SketchBook Pro turns your Honeycomb tablet into a powerful digital sketchbook [Video]

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Autodesk, Inc. is announcing the collaboration with Too Corporation to expand the color palette and sketching capabilities of the Autodesk SketchBook Pro for Mac and Windows destops, but more importantly, Sketchbook Pro just landed on the Android Market, and it is optimized for Honeycomb tablets.

Thanks to the artist-friendly user interface, users can draw and sketch more vivid, high-quality digital artwork using digital pencils, pens, markers, and airbrushes.

“With more and more creative professionals beginning to draw digitally, it is important for us to offer our high-quality illustrating tools for both the physical and digital canvas,” said Eiichi Ishii, Chairman at Too Corporation. “Teaming with Autodesk to bring Copic markers to the digital realm, and in a way that mirrors traditional materials, was a natural decision for us.”

Autodesk SketchBook Pro for Android is the third Autodesk app for Android . They released Autodesk SketchBook Mobile late last year, and AutoCAD WS was released in April.

Users with devices running Android 3.0 and above can download Autodesk SketchBook Pro from the Android Market for $4.99. Also available is Autodesk SketchBook Express for free.

Check out the video, full press release, and download links after the break.

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Be The Next Picasso From Your Android Device With Fresco

by Joe Sirianni on
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Love drawing apps on your smartphone?  While some find that a difficult and daunting task to execute, it’s actually getting easier and easier to do these days with most of the advanced programs developers are conjuring up.  Especially when those developers are coming out of XDA.  The latest drawing and sketching tool to hit the scene comes to us by way of XDA member seanw.org.  Fresco is new and fresh way to to produce drawings and sketches on your mobile device while giving you that Paint.net feel in your hand with layer functionality.  Utilize effects such as filters, brightness, and shadows to enhance your drawings.  There are a ton of features included in this release and I’m sure drawings and pics render beautifully on a 7″ tablet.  So, if you’re ready to create a masterpiece or just simply doodle to get you through that boring lecture, Fresco is your app.  Head on over to the application thread where you’ll find more info and can leave feedback for the developer.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think.

Features: Layers, multiple undo/redo, configurable brush and eraser tools, line smoothing, flood fill, color picker, multi-touch zooming and panning, easy to use interface, filters (e.g. brightness, blur, emboss), mirror/move/rotate/scale layers, export to .PSD format with layers intact, import images, auto save.

[via xda]