How to Create a Vector in SketchBook

By Spencer Sandoval

Autodesk SketchBook Pro is a drawing software designed for tablets and other touch screen devices. It features a very simple interface and pressure sensitive controls, giving users the ability to create drawings and sketches similarly to how they would be drawn with a pencil and paper. One of the features that makes virtual drawing software like this stand out is the use of vectors. Vectors are lines created by a program that can be manipulated after they have been drawn, allowing users to fix their mistakes and make changes to their design very easily.

Step 1

Open SketchBook Designer.

Step 2

Check if there is a small box labeled "Layers"; by default, this is in the upper-right corner. If there is not, select "Window" from the bar on top of the program, scroll down to "Layers" and click on it.

Step 3

Locate the small grey box just below the black one marked "Layers." By default, this is labeled "Canvas." Click and hold on the grey box and several smaller boxes should appear. Continue holding down your mouse button, drag your cursor over to the box on the center-left position and release. A new grey box should appear labeled "Vector 1."

Step 4

Click on the "Vector 1" box. Then select your favorite brush from the toolbar at the top of the program. If there is no toolbar, press "Alt" and "T" at the same time to make it appear.

Step 5

Click and drag on the large white space to draw and create your vector.