How to Blend Using SketchBook

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Sketchbook Pro lets you blend a color layer into another.
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Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro 6 combines powerful graphic design tools with an intuitive interface that makes users feel like they're drawing on paper. Users select from a variety of customizable brush types and then simply drag the brush across the screen with a mouse or touch screen to add designs and color. For blending different elements, users can separate colors and shapes on different layers and then select one of Sketchbook's blending modes right from the Layer Editor window.


Step 1

Make sure the Layer Editor window is open on your Sketchbook screen. It should open by default on a new drawing. If you closed it, click on "Window" in the top menu and select "Layer Editor."

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Step 2

Create your first layer. Use brushes to create a design or simply select the paint bucket for a single-color background.


Step 3

Click on the "+" icon on the top of the Layer Editor window to create a new layer.

Step 4

Create the second layer you want to blend with the first. Before blending, colors in your second layer will appear over the first layer without reflecting the background color scheme.



Step 5

Select a blend mode. Make sure your second layer is selected in the Layer Editor window and click on the arrow icons at the top of the Layer Editor window on either side of the word "Normal." Normal is the default setting with no blending; Screen, Multiply and Add are Sketchbook's three blending modes. Sketchbook will apply the desired blending mode to alter colors in your second layer based on the values in the first.




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