Sketchable's latest painting features tap into the power of the new Surface Pen

Coinciding with the launch of the new Surface Pro and updated Surface Pen, Sketchable has added some brand-new painting features that take advantage of the Surface Pen's new tricks. In particular, Sketchable version 4.50 now includes more granular control over its tilt settings to better leverage the tilt support that was added to the new Surface Pen and is included on other digital pens.

Here's a look at the new brush settings in Sketchable version 4.5.0:

  • Diameter
    • Tilt Scale – Sets the multiple at which the size of a brush is distorted when tilted.
    • A toggle for Stylus varies with tilt.
  • Feather
    • A toggle for Stylus varies with tilt.
  • Tip Opacity
    • A toggle for Stylus varies with tilt.
  • Penetration
    • A toggle for Stylus varies with tilt.
  • Two new blend modes
    • Soft Grain
    • Hard Gain
  • Focus Slider
  • Noise Slider
  • Stylus Settings
    • Start angle – the angle at with the "tilt" affect begins
    • Range – A percentage multiplied by "tilt angle" to calculate the lower bounds of the tilt effect.

Sketchable also has new pencil brushes with tilt available for download.

More granular tilt controls should help achieve a more realistic digital drawing, so it's good to see more features added around it. You can grab Sketchable 4.50 at the Windows Store now, and the app's premium features are even currently up for grabs at a 25% discount for $15.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

10 Comments
  • Sketchable just gets better with every update! Kudos to the devs! Seriously. That was a fairly quick update.
  • Literally the only thing the Apple Pencil had going for was tilt xD
  • Huh... Are the features part of the Pen only and carrying over to the likes of a current Gen Surface Book or does it require the new Surface PRO and it's hardware?
  • All of the features are supposed to work with the current SB and the sp4 including onscreen dial support.
  • The features are part of the pen hardware, and your current gen durface devices will soon get updates to use the pen and all its features before the pen launches in june
  • If you buy the new Pen, then Tilt, yes, once the fw/sw updates for older Surfaces hit -possibly even the PS improvements. The touted Latency improvements, no, you'll need the Surface Pro 2017...
  • The JezMonster! That would be great in a future FROM game, one hit baddie.
  • Good.  How about Photoshop, illustrator, etc...  also support tilt sketching?
  • Haven't heard of Sketchable until this article. I've been using Leonardo which is great but does not support Surface Dial yet. Will have to check this one out.
  • I am glad that you plan to do that. IMHO, it is the touch-era Photoshop :) I am sursprised to read you have not heard about it before though. It has been mentioned several times during the last year and last time was at build 2017 - though that was the app maker behind the app ^^
    Sorry, just disregard this comment, I mixed Autodesk SketchBook with this :)