DynamicSketch DynamicSketch

Intuitive vector sketching

  • Trim and Join tool which works on all paths
  • Natural, easier drawing tool box for strokes and brushes
  • Ideal for stylus devices e.g. Wacom, Surface Pro and macOS Sidecar
  • Personalized preference settings
  • Edit, extend and intelligent join

All 20 plugins and a year of updates.

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Sketching with strokes and brushes

Make immediate use of Illustrator’s brushes! Plus we’ve now introduced a real time 'live preview stroke widths' preference which now shows a preview of the width of the sketch path as it is being drawn.


Trim and Join

Trim any path by using the new Trim and Join tool, or the eraser end of a tablet stylus if operating in the Dynamic Sketch tool. Draw easily by intuitively removing unwanted parts of a single or multiple paths. This takes just one strike of your mouse or pen.


Pulled cursor

The Pulled cursor helps you draw smooth, elegant lines and sharp, accurate corners with your mouse, trackpad or tablet. With the new string feature you can create perfect curves, even without a steady hand. It also allows you to apply maximum pressure at the start of a path.


How you can get started

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Intuitive Vector Sketching

DynamicSketch is a plugin that seamlessly integrates into Adobe Illustrator.

Forget jumping back and forth when sketching – DynamicSketch gives you improved intuitive control by taking the best elements of the native Pencil Tool, Shaper Tool, Join Tool, Paintbrush Tool, Width Tool and Blob Brush Tool. DynamicSketch unifies them into a natural, easier drawing tool box. We’ve listened to your feedback and improved it to include lots of new features all listed below, including a personalised settings preferences dialog which now includes a Settings Manager for saving and loading settings files.

$139 per year. Subscribe now »
+ VAT where applicable

DynamicSketch technical specifications


  • Sketch with uniform and variable width strokes

  • Sketch using mouse, trackpad, Wacom, Surface Pro and other devices

  • Apply brushes to strokes

  • User-defined pulled cursor "string" length

  • Sketch real-time preview including pressure/speed stroke width

  • Dynamic results allow for accuracy and smoothness adjustments post-creation

  • Edit or continue dynamic or static paths

  • Repeat Sketch mode

  • Intelligent join

  • Quick gesture and Shift-key path trim methods

  • Trim paths using Wacom and Surface Pro stylus eraser

  • Automatically add strokes and/or remove fills (optional)

  • Extended customisation through preferences

  • Store and recall user-defined preferences

Trim and Join Tool

  • Trim and automatically join intersecting paths

  • Operate on all paths created using native or Astute Graphics tools

  • Paths do not need to be selected to be trimmed and joined

  • Preference: prefer selected paths

  • Preference: enable auto join with sub-options if the same style or layer