News Sketchbook Pro

Sketchbook Pro update

Sketchbook Pro for Windows 10 has just released another update, and this one is pretty good.

So what’s included. Well we have some new tools and colour tweaks.

  • A Distort and Transform tool
  • HSL and colour balance option
  • A new Text Tool
  • plus the usual bug fixes etc.

For all in depth information check out the link below.

The Windows 10 version of Sketchbook Pro is getting better and better and really becoming a must have app.




Christmas Papers

Christmas is a busy time of year, and for crafters they have to start early to get gifts and cards ready.

This pack of Christmas theme papers will help you get started. More are on the way as this is just the first pack.



Download “xmaspack1” – Downloaded 330 times – 4 MB

News Photoshop

Photoshop CC 2018 now available



So here’s the big news today. The latest version of Photoshop has been released today. Photoshop CC 2018 has been made available today and it has some pretty nice new features.

The main focus is on the pen and brush tools with enhancements and some nice new tools.

The new update is available through Creative Cloud.

for more details on the new features check out this link:


In addition to Photoshop, the whole CC suite has also been updated today including, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects and Animate (formally Flash).

News Sketchbook Pro

Sketchbook for Windows 10 update Copic

On the 4th August 2017 an update to Sketchbook for Windows 10 was released.

In this update they have now provided the much anticipated Copic markers.

This is a much requested addition to the Windows 10 version, as they are already included in the Windows Desktop and mobile (pro) versions.

Copic markers are used throughout the design and illustration world, so to have a digital version is amazing.

Once you have updated to the new version (16.0).  Go to the palette menu on the top right and click/tap.

This will show the usual palettes, (Layer Editor, Color Editor etc.) you will also see the new Copic palette. Tap to open.

The new Copic Color palette will open. This shows each marker with colour code (like the real marker).

To cycle through different colors use the rainbow picker at the top.  When you tap on a marker, it will show the marker and marker code, the name of the color and complementary color codes for that particular color.


Also in this update  the option for Cut, Copy and Paste have been added. To get to these you will need the Layer Editor open. In the top right of this palette, tap the menu (burger). This will display the layer options with the additional Cut, Copy and Paste.

For more details about this update check out Sketchbook Copic Update.

The update is available from the Windows Store.


Crafting News

Crafters Companion magazine 

The latest issue of Crafters inspiration magazine (issue 15) is ready for pre order. With shipping available from 10th August.

The £9.99 magazine is pack full of crafting goodness and comes with over £50 of gifts including 13 metal cutting dies and a 3D embossing folder.

Pre order from the Crafters Companion website.

News Photoshop

Photoshop Creative 155

Issue 155 is out now, and it’s packed with all the best Photoshop tips, tricks and tutorials for all users!

  • This issue, make your art stand out with blend modes! Learn how to make your art even more spectacular with this fundamental tool.

  • Follow our tutorials and learn how to create a fantasy skyline, a car composition and a gladiator portrait.

  • Master Photoshop Elements with our Elements Creative section: this issue, we teach you how to edit with the Threshold adjustment, how to create a pencil sketch and all your questions are answered in our Elements Q&A.

  • Delve deeper into Photoshop with Advanced Photoshop tutorials: learn how to create a neon city and make a fun animal composition.

  • Check out your fellow readers’ artwork in the Readers’ Gallery, see what’s hot online with the Trending Gallery and read about how Martí Serri creates his work, with our Portfolio Interview.

  • Win amazing prizes from Contour Design with our Readers’ Challenge.

  • Download over 1000 Photoshop resources from the FileSilo,completely free with the issue, including textures, backgrounds, brushes and much more!

Get your copy now from all good newsagents and supermarkets.