Popular Surface drawing app Sketchable gets “huge” update to version 4.0

Silicon Benders, the brains behind the popular Microsoft Surface drawing app, Sketchable, have released a “HUGE” update, bringing the app to version 4.0. Silicon Benders worked closely with the Microsoft Surface Design team to enhance their Sketchable Windows 10 app.

Here’s a look at all the long list of new features and improvements.

  • Layout and design
    Designed in conjunction with Surface team designers
    Reduced UI palettes from four to two
    Updated every icon
    Regrouped icons for a cleaner esthetic
  • Color Picker
    Moved icons to singular exterior overlay
    Capable of achieving smaller sizes
    Added three new custom form factors; circular saturation, brightness picker and dynamic RGB and HSB sliders
    For economy of motion, users can click and drag the color Dropper from icon to desired color, thus requiring only one click.
    Toggle button added for “touch can paint” to make it more discoverable.
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Sketchable for Windows 10

  • Stroke Preview
    New modern design
    Sliders for Size, and tip opacity make the functionality more discoverable.
    Can be moved and placed
    Can remain open when painting or adjusting a stoke from an exterior source.
    Up to 36 presets per tool
    Added clone, reset, and delete brush presets
    Provides textural feedback while choosing a preset, or scrubbing tip opacity or size
  • Real Time Brush Tip Cursor
    Depicts diameter, roundness, angle, feather, etc…
  • Other notable changes
    Substantial performance improvements
    Reduced package size by ~150mb
    Moved Lock Layer Transparency to the Layer Info dialog.
    Added settings
    RGB 0-255
    Right click color picker
    Link mouse and touch UI Sizes

Sketchable is free to download and $19.99 will get you access to advanced app features. You can install the app from the link below, and let us know in the comments what you think of that latest version.

Sketchable
Sketchable
Developer: Silicon Benders LLC
Price: Free+
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