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