Sketch.io Sketchpad

Introduction

Sketchpad is a free illustration application made by Sketch.io.

 

Why to use it:

  • Free, easy to use, web based illustration
  • Automatic saving to your web browser’s cache
  • No sign in or account required
Things You'll Need
  • A computer with an internet connection

Steps
  1. 1

    Go to Sketchpad to get started.

  2. 2

    Select a tool at the top, and then fine tune the selection on the left. For example, clicking the pen at the top allows you to select a number of different drawing utensils at the left side. 

    menu bar

    pen options

    a. The mouse cursor allows for selecting, cropping, and zooming in. The Star icon allows for adding a variety of shapes. The smiley face has a number of built in clip art functions and you can upload your own images. The T is for text, the paint bucket to fill, and the eraser to erase.

  3. 3

    When you’re done, click the export button to export your drawing as a number of different formats. 

    Save as options

  4. 4

    You can also share your drawing using the Share function under the Export menu. Doing this, however, makes your drawing publicly accessible. 

    Sharing options

Tips
  • From the settings menu you can change your background to a number of presets, including transparent.
Get Support
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