SketchBook Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to SketchBook for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SketchBook and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to SketchBook are Adobe Photoshop (Paid), MyPaint (Free, Open Source), Clip Studio Paint (Paid) and MediBang Paint (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 15, 2021

    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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. Adobe Photoshop is the commercial image editor that set the standard in creative illustration and design work with a sophisticated, layer-based workflow and robust, professional feature set.
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      Most users think Adobe Photoshop is a great alternative to SketchBook.

    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.
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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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      it has good and innovative brushes. The interface is also easy to use and very adaptable. There is no text tool though.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    4. 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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      Clip Studio Paint vs SketchBook opinions
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      Much more freedom in working generally. Good performance even in documents with a high rate of layers.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

    5. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS. Features -You can save multiple pages in one file. -Perspective grids for easily drawing backgrounds or speed lines.
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    6. 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. Details: - Fully digitizer support with pressure.
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      Most users think PaintTool SAI is a great alternative to SketchBook.
    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Rebelle is a one-of-a-kind paint program that lets you create realistic watercolor, acrylic and dry media artwork, using real-world color blending, wet diffusion and drying.
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    10. A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files.
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