InkFlow InkFlow

Drawing + lettering in one tool

  • Ink simulation controls
  • Feels like a real pen
  • Turn your stylus into a calligraphic tool
  • 100% editable in Illustrator
  • Smart point placement for clean results

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Ink simulations

New realistic ink simulation effects can be added to your strokes in Illustrator. Including, feathering, bleed, splatters and end-tapering. Use them with our Texturino paper texture pack.

InkFlows Ink Simulations Settings

Lettering + drawing

Hand lettering and doodling just got a whole lot easier in Illustrator! Turn your mouse or stylus (Wacom, XP-Pen, Sidecar, etc.) into a natural and fun sketching tool. Pressure, Tilt and Bearing stylus controls combine to make your calligraphy work flow.

InkFlow drawing and letting


Easy to access, realistic Ballpoint Pen, Brush Pen, Calligraphic Pen and Marker. Tweak all settings to suit your style and save your favourites as presets.

Save InkFlow presets

How you can get started

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Watch and Learn 

Get to grips with InkFlow, the new all-in-one drawing and lettering tool. In this video series we will demonstrate how InkFlow is intuitive, fun, fully controllable and feels as smooth as if you were using a pen! 

Watch the videos and get started here »

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InkFlow Youtube Tutorial Series

InkFlow technical specifications


  • Sketch with full control over pen tip size, roundness, and angle

  • Sketch with ability to make upstrokes thinner like a real pen

  • Factory presets simulate ballpoint, brush, calligraphic, and marker pens

  • Store and recall user-defined pens

  • Works with mouse, trackpad, XenceLabs, Apple Sidecar, Wacom, Surface Pro and all other input devices

  • Current pen characteristics are previewed on panel

  • Stroke previewed in real-time

  • User-defined pulled cursor "string" length for smoother strokes

  • Customizable pressure-size and tilt-roundness feedback curves

  • Live Effect implementation allows for pen or path adjustments post-creation as well as ability to save as Graphic Style

  • Resultant expanded strokes have optimized point placement

Ink simulations

InkFlow v2 simply adds ink simulation. There are 4 new realistic effects that can be added to each stroke:

  1. Feathering (where the ink “feathers” into the paper along the edges)

  2. Bleed (where the start of the stroke blotches due to excess ink)

  3. End-tapering (where the nib leaves the paper slowly at the end of the stroke) - combined control with bleed

  4. Splatters (similar to our new AG Splatter effect, but now taking into account brush width, calligraphic effects, etc.)