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How to get InkFlow

2 minute read • Last updated 2020-09-23

Our new plugin InkFlow feels like a real pen and is designed to enable both drawing and lettering in one. It turns your mouse or stylus (Wacom, XP-Pen, Sidecar, etc.) into both a calligraphic tool and a natural and fun sketching tool, whilst making hand lettering, vector doodles, artwork tracing and flourishes a whole lot easier.

How to get InkFlow

If you are already on the subscription or in a Trial period, then to get Inkflow you will need to install Astute Manager v2. To do so, please do the following:

Windows

  1. Quit Illustrator
  2. Download the latest Astute Manager from astutegraphics.com/astutemanager/
  3. Run the installer to update to the latest version
  4. Load the Astute Manager following update/installation
  5. Install InkFlow (+ update all plugins, if necessary)
  6. Re-load Illustrator


macOS

  1. Quit Illustrator
  2. Download the latest Astute Manager from astutegraphics.com/astutemanager/
  3. Extract the Astute Manager application from the downloaded .DMG file and replace any existing version in the Applications folder (confirm you wish to replace the old version)
  4. Load Astute Manager following update/installation
  5. Install InkFlow (+ update all plugins, if necessary)
  6. Re-load Illustrator


In both cases, full details on how to update the Astute Manager can be found here.

Learn more about InkFlow in the following articles:


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