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Adobe Photoshop Sketch Alternatives

Adobe Photoshop Sketch is described as 'Sketch gives you drawing tools that interact naturally with the canvas, including a graphite pencil, ink pen, and blending markers. Built-in brushes open up even more creative possibilities. Use Split View to keep your drawings and toolbox side by side on the same screen' and is a digital painting tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Adobe Photoshop Sketch for a variety of platforms, including iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Adobe Photoshop Sketch are Procreate, MyPaint, PaintTool SAI and Corel Painter.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Image Editors or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Photoshop Sketch.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

Sketch gives you drawing tools that interact naturally with the canvas, including a graphite pencil, ink pen, and blending...

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  1. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKrita is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop Sketch.
  2. Procreate is a multi-award winning, creative illustration app built from the ground up for iPad with a pocket-sized variant for iPhone. The app features a complete, professional toolset that's accessible while still providing the power and flexibility of desktop counterparts.

    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Procreate.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Procreate without registration.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeProcreate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeProcreate doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Onion skinningProcreate allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableProcreate is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KProcreate supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersProcreate supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  3. MyPaint icon

    MyPaint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersMyPaint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Distraction-freeMyPaint has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    ⚫︎ PortableMyPaint can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MyPaint.
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  4. PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPaintTool SAI supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizablePaintTool SAI is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityPaintTool SAI can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Most users think PaintTool SAI is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop Sketch.
  5. Corel Painter icon

    Corel Painter

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with drawing, painting, and printmaking.

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  6. Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else.

    ⚫︎ Distraction-freeTayasui Sketches has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersTayasui Sketches supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Tayasui Sketches.
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  7. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersArtrage supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineArtrage can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KArtrage supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
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  8. Adobe Fresco icon

    Adobe Fresco

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    This app is for drawing and Painting on the iPad and other devices.

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    Charcoal

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Charcoal is incredibly easy to use: Just create or open a sketch and start drawing. There are no layers, properties panels or confusing settings. Instead, Charcoal features rich tools and beautiful color palettes.
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  10. Artecture Draw, Sketch, Paint icon

    Artecture Draw, Sketch, Paint

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Artecture enables you to sketch, draw and paint like never before. If you love to draw, regardless you are an amateur or a pro, this drawing app provides all the tools and brushes that you’d love.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersArtecture Draw, Sketch, Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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