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SketchBook Alternatives

SketchBook is described as 'Sketchbook drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new users can be productive within minutes' and is a very popular digital painting tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to SketchBook for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Android Tablet and Android. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SketchBook are Adobe Photoshop, Photopea, Procreate and MyPaint.

SketchBook 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 SketchBook.
This page was last updated Jan 10, 2022
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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 withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    Krita vs SketchBook opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Krita is a great alternative to SketchBook.

    It has lots of features great for digital painters. To all you Linux users out there, I recommend this amazing app.

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  2. Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Inc. for Windows and macOS. It was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll.

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    Most users think Adobe Photoshop is a great alternative to SketchBook.


  3. Online photo editor, which can work with PSD, XCF and Sketch files (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch App). Convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats.

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  4. 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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Procreate is a great alternative to SketchBook.
  5. 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.

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    MyPaint vs SketchBook opinions
    Most users think MyPaint is a great alternative to SketchBook.

    The pencil tool is like drawing on paper.

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    not the same amount of tablet-interaction i.e. in sketchbook you can use the pen to quickly zoom in-out but MyPaint needs you to go to the view tab. Also MyPaint lacks a 'fill' tool which is important for time saving in my work.

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    it has good and innovative brushes. The interface is also easy to use and very adaptable. There is no text tool though.

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  6. Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.

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    Much more freedom in working generally. Good performance even in documents with a high rate of layers.

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  7. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    Great for anime or comics
  8. 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.

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    Most users think PaintTool SAI is a great alternative to SketchBook.
  9. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!

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  10. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.

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