DynamicSketch v2

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings


Sketch naturally in Illustrator

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Intuitive Vector Sketching

DynamicSketch is a plug-in that seamlessly integrates into Adobe Illustrator.

Forget jumping back and forth when sketching – DynamicSketch v2 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 v2 unifies them into a natural, easier drawing tool box. We’ve listened to your feedback and improved v2 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.

What's more you can learn everything there is to know about DynamicSketch v2 in just 20 minutes with our expert video tutorials as well as explore detailed written tutorials on our blog.

Free Vector Brush Set for DynamicSketch v2 Customers

Exclusively crafted for use with DynamicSketch v2 by Glitschka Studios, these brushes will allow you to extend your artistic range with DynamicSketch v2 & Adobe Illustrator.

Check your account to download the brushes

NEW: 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.

NEW: 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.

Improved: Trimming

Make use of your Wacom, Surface Pro and any other tablets with DynamicSketch v2 in Illustrator! Trim paths by using the eraser end of a tablet stylus. Draw easily by intuitively removing unwanted parts of a path. This takes just one strike of your mouse or pen. It's as easy as pen to paper!

Edit, Extend & Intelligent Join

Want to refine your work? Simply sketch over portions of any existing path or shape. You can also continue drawing from where you left off. Automatically join intersecting paths, allowing shapes to be constructed quickly and easily.

When installing please note:

The Astute Graphics Unified Installer underwent some changes in the last release to ensure that customers didn’t upgrade to paid-upgrade versions unwittingly.

Accordingly, on the installer step that lists all the plug-ins available to install, you will now need to tick the box next to DynamicSketch (circled in red here) before you see mention of version 2.

Ticking this box will confirm that you are upgrading to v2 (as circled in green here)

DynamicSketch v2 upgrade option

Never Fear!

Artwork created with our tools is perfectly accessible in Adobe Illustrator by non-Astute Graphics users. Clients will think you've spent hours labouring over that skilful design!

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Cheat Sheet

Never forget a shortcut again with this handy printable cheat sheet for DynamicSketch!


DynamicSketch Tool Functionality

  • Sketch with uniform and variable width strokes
  • Sketch using mouse, trackpad, Wacom, Surface Pro and other devices
  • NEW: Apply brushes to strokes
  • NEW: User-defined pulled cursor "string" length
  • NEW: 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
  • NEW: Trim paths using Wacom and Surface Pro stylus eraser
  • NEW: Automatically add strokes and/or remove fills (optional)
  • NEW: Extended customisation through preferences
  • NEW: Store and recall user-defined preferences

Using our plug-ins

Color-coded Panels
Installation, Licensing & Activation

To install, please refer to our step by step guide to installing with Astute Manager.

Software Requirements

Mac OS
Illustrator CS6 to CC2019
macOS 10.10 to 10.14

Adobe Illustrator CS6 to CC2019
Windows 7/8/10

9 reviews for DynamicSketch v2

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow – a true game changer! This is great not only for the daily Illustrator user but for the periodic user like myself who can’t remember the million Illustrator steps needed to accomplish a task. The Astute Graphics smart tools help ease my pain! Also appreciate Astute Graphics taking care of us legacy users with reasonably priced updates – another reason I keep recommending Astute Graphics to everyone I run into who uses Illustrator.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    String is the winner here…..such a cool update and idea for smooth moves…well done guys!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely great, everyone should have it!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I don’t often leave product reviews, but after only a week, I have to say that I agree with the previous reviewer who called this revised plug-in a game changer. It really is. The quality of my work is very noticeable and the time needed per drawing has been cut almost in half. I am actually having fun drawing again. I’ve been telling other designers and illustrators about the great Astute Graphics plug-ins for over a year now, but just had to call several close friends and tell them that they really have to buy this!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Powerful! I really love it. In the future is it possible that I can draw a line along a custom path or a guideline just like Lazy nezumi pro or Clip Studio Paint?

    • nick

      Thanks for your kind comment. Regarding your question, we’re looking at various ways forward with this tool. We’re not looking to replicate all of Lazy Nezumi’s features (the pulled string is now ubiquitous in many packages) but there are some parallel ideas we’re currently considering.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Esta herramienta es un gran aliado para todo ilustrador, es maravillosa

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Is there a way to turn the string feature off.

    • Lorna

      Hi Kyle,

      You can turn the string feature off by using the slider to adjust the string length to 0.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love the string….

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is absolutely MUST HAVE! Took me months and month to master pen tool in Ai to trace my drawings, but with Dynamic Sketch it took me about 20-30 minutes to learn and get used to it, and now I trace my sketches literally x10 faster than I did the same with pen tool.
    I can`t wait Astute Graphics to run a sale for Texturino! You guys are awesome.

    • nick

      Thank you Alexey! Appreciated 🙂

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