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Free SketchBook Alternatives

The best free alternative to SketchBook is Krita, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SketchBook and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to SketchBook are Photopea, MyPaint, MediBang Paint and FireAlpaca.

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.

    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. 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.



  3. 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.

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

  5. 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!



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

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

  8. Pocket Paint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Paintroid is a graphical paint editor App, that, among others, allows setting parts of pictures to transparent, insert Text / Images, add Layers, use Color filling and picking tools, rotate, resize and position elements...

  9. 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.

  10. Sketchpad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Whether you’re working on a school poster or brainstorming your next comic book character, Sketchpad makes it easy to bring your ideas to life. Easily draw, edit photos, or design your next business card. Craft images for social media posts, digital ads, paper, or even apparel.

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