Adobe Photoshop Sketch FAQ

Answers to commonly asked questions about Adobe Photoshop Sketch.



Adobe Photoshop Sketch will no longer be available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store starting July 19, 2021. If you already have the app installed, you can continue to use it until January 10, 2022. To enjoy an interruption-free experience with similar and enhanced features, try Adobe Fresco for free. Your Sketch assets will be automatically migrated when you first sign in to Fresco.

For more information, see End of Life (EOL) for Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Illustrator Draw.


Adobe Photoshop Sketch brings inspiration, expressive drawing, and your creative community together in one place on your iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone, Android device, or Chromebook. Turn your ideas into sketches and share them on Behance for instant feedback. Sketch gives you the freedom to find inspiration, explore ideas, and get feedback from trusted peers - wherever you are.

General information

Sketch for iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone, Android device, and Chromebook is available as a free download through the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Sketch is currently available in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Polish.

Visit the Sketch page on the iTunes App Store or Google Play for the most up-to-date system requirements.

No. Sketch is built to work with Adobe Ink and Slide, but you don't have to own this hardware in order to use Sketch. You can draw in Sketch using your finger or another stylus and the built-in digital ruler.

Yes. In addition to support for Ink, Sketch also supports the latest pressure-sensitive pens from Wacom, Pencil by FiftyThree, and Apple Pencil.

Apple Pencil is the only stylus that Sketch supports on the iPad Pro.

You need either a free or paid Creative Cloud membership. If you're not already a member, you can sign up for a free Creative Cloud membership. If you're using a Google Chromebook, create an Adobe ID if you don't have one and then login.

You can learn more about Sketch using these resources:

Use one or more of the following helpful resources:

  1. Log in to Sketch.

  2. Tap the  icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.

  3. Select View Tutorials.

You can also submit feedback and questions from within the mobile app:

  1. Log in to Sketch.

  2. Click the  icon in the upper-left of the screen.

  3. Select Send Feedback.

Using Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Yes. If you created drawings in Illustrator Line, all of your drawings are available in Sketch. You can import them by tapping Settings > Import Projects.

You can group sketches into projects. Within a project, you can reorder the sketches or rename the project.

  • To add a new project, tap the + icon located on the left bar. A new project with five blank 
To edit a project, tap the Edit icon located on top of the project bar.
  • Tap the name to rename the project.
  • Drag the handles to reorder the drawings within the project.

Watercolor brushes are available on the following devices:

  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2

Watercolor brushes are not available in Sketch on the iPad 2, iPad 3, or iPad 4.

  1. In a project, tap the Edit icon.

  2. Tap a sketch to select it. You can also select multiple sketches.

  3. Click the Delete icon.

  1. From the project banner, click the Share icon.

  2. Click Continue to Share to display drawings from the current project.

  3. Tap Edit to add or remove drawings. You can also add other files from Creative Cloud, Camera Roll, or even take a picture using the camera. Tap Continue.

  4. Select a cover image and tap Continue.

  5. Enter the information and tap Publish.

You can now use perspective grids and graph grids from Line in Sketch.

  1. Tap the shapes icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.

  2. Select the Settings icon by tapping the wrench icon.

  3. In the Settings menu, tap Enable Grids.

  4. Tap the left-arrow graphic to close the Settings menu.

  5. Tap anywhere on the screen to close the Shape menu.

  6. Tap the gridded square in the lower-left corner of the screen to select Two Point Perspective or Graph Grids.

You can use Color themes created using the Adobe Color app to specify the color for each drawing tool.

  1. Tap a brush in the toolbar.

  2. Click the Color circle to open the Color Themes panel.

  3. Select My Library to display the color themes you created and saved to your Creative Cloud libraries.

  4. Tab Change Library to select a specific Creative Cloud library.

You can add Photoshop brushes to Creative Cloud Libraries or create new brushes using the Adobe Capture mobile app. These brushes can be used in Adobe Photoshop Sketch.

  1. Long press any brush in the toolbar to launch the list of brushes available in Sketch.

  2. Select My Library from the menu options to view the list of custom brushes you created and saved to your Creative Cloud libraries.

  3. Click Change Library to select a different Creative Cloud library.

  4. Once you've located the brush you want to use, click it to place it on your toolbar.

Photoshop brushes in Sketch are compatible with the following devices: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, and iPad Pro.

You can download an asset from Creative Cloud Market, add it to a Library, and place it on your drawing.

  1. Tap the Add Image icon.

  2. Choose Market.

  3. Browse locate an asset and then click Download.

  4. Choose a Creative Cloud Library. You can also create a library.

  5. Click Open. The asset is placed in your drawing.

You can adjust the layer opacity using the opacity sliders on the layers.

To send a project/drawing to Creative Cloud:

  1. Click the Share icon at the top of the screen.

  2. Click Send to Creative Cloud.

The file is uploaded to your Creative Cloud Libraries.

If required, you can send a drawing to Photoshop or Illustrator for further editing or finishing.

  1. Click Share.

  2. Click Send to Photoshop or Send to Illustrator.

Photoshop or Illustrator will launch and open the drawing. You must be signed in to Creative Cloud for desktop, and have the appropriate app installed on your computer.

  1. Click the Sketch icon in the upper-left corner of the screen to launch the Settings menu.

  2. Select Settings > Preferences.

  3. From the Preferences menu, select the toolbar location—left or right—to set the position of your drawing toolbar.

  1. Tap the Sketch icon in the upper-left corner of the screen to launch Settings.

  2. Select View Tutorials.

To select, move, or resize an object in iOS or Android:

  1. Select the layer that contains the object you want to rotate, move, or resize.

  2. Once it is outlined in blue, tap it again to open the Layers menu.

  3. Click Transform and then rotate, move, flip, or scale the object in that layer.

  4. Once you've applied the transformation, do the following:

    • (iOS) Click Done.
    • (Android) Click the checkmark icon.

To add a photo to your Sketch artwork:

  1. Open a sketch and tap the + icon on the right side of the screen. You can then view Sketch Layer and Image Layer.

  2. Tap Image Layer and select one of the following import options:

    • On my iPad
    • Take a Photo
    • My CC Files
    • From Market
    • From Adobe Stock
    • Paste Image

    The import options varies in Sketch for Android.

  3. Once you've imported the photo, tap the + icon again and create a Sketch Layer on top of the Image Layer. To change the order of the layers, press-hold-and-drag the layer you want to move.

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