Linea Sketch

Sketch. Simply.

Do more with less.

Linea Sketch gives you the right balance of power and control to draw effortlessly. The focus stays where it belongs: on your creations, not the tools.

Features

Picking colors has never been simpler. You can choose from a wide range of pre-defined colors, or customize colors with a single tap. Linea Sketch automatically generates tints and shades with controls that are simple to understand.

Linea Sketch provides a simplified set of layers. A total of five layers, which can easily be rearranged, merged, and adjusted, gives you plenty of flexibility for your projects. It’s a supercharged sketchbook.

ZipShape rules! Draw shapes with ease. Simply hold for a moment after drawing a rough shape and ZipShape automatically creates a perfect version for you. Use the handles to tweak the corner radii and final placement, and you’re good to go. No rulers or stencils required!

Resize. Reposition. Reuse. Your sketch isn’t set in stone. Lasso a piece, then move, resize, or duplicate it. Transform portions of just one layer or a combination of layers.

Paint and fill your sketches organically! Create rustic and artistic effects by painting with organic pigment in three modes. Choose Simple for textured, painterly strokes. Wet for watery strokes with pooled pigment at the edges, or Cloud for textured splats that are great for skies, landscapes, or backgrounds.

Add text and labels to your sketches. Scribble with an Apple Pencil to edit directly or tap with your finger to use the keyboard. Choose from a variety of fonts, scale text dynamically, adjust alignment, set colors, and more!

Blend in. Use the blending stick to soften or smudge your sketch. Use pressure or the brush size to vary the effect. A great way to create smooth gradients and free-flowing shapes.

Record your creative process as you sketch. Save a video of your entire sketching process as either a compressed 30 second clip or a full length movie.

Helpful tutorials. In-depth walk throughs. Enjoy video tips, tutorials, time-lapse drawings, and more. You can even watch using iOS's picture-in-picture to follow along while working in Linea!

Designed for Apple Pencil

Linea Sketch was designed from the ground up for this revolutionary input device. If a Pencil isn't available, the app still works great with your finger.

Linea Sketch Tools

All the tools you'd expect.

Brush Size

Preset, pressure sensitive brush sizes for quick creation.

Blend Modes

Additive & non-additive pigments for sketching and shading.

Linea in iPhone

Take your sketches on the go...

Linea also works on your iPhone, so you can capture inspiration whenever it strikes. Use your finger for a quick sketch or write down some important notes with a stylus. No matter where you are.

...or bring them to your Mac, with Linea Link.

Follow us on Instagram...

Our posts are a great way to see what other folks are doing with Linea and get some inspiration!

...and on YouTube!

Follow us on YouTube to watch tips, tricks, and tutorials for getting the most out of Linea.

Version History

Organize projects into collections, turn any tool into a textured eraser with Clear Ink, draw inside elements with Transparency Masking, and explore a new video Help Library.

Linea Sketch 4.1

May 2022

New Features

  • Project Collections: Organize your projects into handy groups
    • Arrange, name, and organize collections however you like
    • Drag and drop projects into collections to update
    • Assign custom thumbnails for quick reference
    • Collections sync across platforms via iCloud
    • Turn the Collection list on or off using Settings
  • Transparency Masking: Draw inside or recolor existing canvas elements
    • Activate from layer options palette
    • The layer's transparent pixels are ignored while drawing
    • Use any tool inside to quickly shade, add texture, or recolor
    • Automatically "stays within the lines" on any layer
  • Clear Ink: Draw or paint with transparency to "erase" areas of a sketch
    • Select the chip at the top of the color palette to activate
    • Turns any existing drawing tool into a "textured eraser"
    • Clear Ink knocks back existing color based on tool size and pressure
    • Blend areas of one layer into another to create textured effects easily
  • Video Help Library: Learn how to get the most from Linea Sketch
    • Watch helpful, step-by-step tutorials
    • Explore in-depth walkthroughs of key features
    • Enjoy time-lapse drawings to see how other artists work
    • Picture-in-picture allows you to follow along while working in Linea

Improvements

  • Project View:
    • New Trash container in the Project View safeguards your sketches
    • Deleted sketches are now placed in the Trash, not permanently deleted
    • Sketches stay in the Trash until emptied manually
  • Apple Pencil Double-Tap Actions:
    • New Clear Ink action added in Preferences > Apple Pencil > Pencil Double-Tap
    • Quickly toggle between the currently selected color and Clear Ink
  • Colors:
    • The hex values of custom color chips can now be copied as regular text
    • Visual improvements to custom color chips to identify them more quickly
  • Templates:
    • New templates section for Games
    • Sports scoresheets for baseball and bowling
    • RPG Character Sheet
    • Tic-Tac-Toe
    • Improved clarity of the template icon

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed theme-related interface bugs with custom color selection
  • ZipSquares and Rectangles are now drawn with pixel-perfect edges

Premium feature. Purchase required.

Linea Sketch 4.0

November 2021

New Features

  • Annotations: Add simple text labels and notes to your sketches
    • Tap the "Aa" icon to enter Annotation mode, then on the sketch to create a label
    • Edit Annotations with iOS Scribble or tap with a finger to use the keyboard
    • Choose from a variety of fonts & save your favorite as a Canvas Default
    • Easily adjust Annotation text alignment, color, rotation, and size
    • Merge Annotations to a layer to add additional effects
  • Watercolor Brush: Paint and fill your sketch with organic pigment
    • Three brush sizes that vary with pressure of Apple Pencil
    • Choose between three modes:
      • Simple - Textured, painterly strokes
      • Wet - Watery strokes with pooled pigment at edges
      • Cloud - Textured splats & speckles for skies, landscapes, or backgrounds
  • Lockable Layers: Prevent changes and secure your work
    • Tap on lock icon in Layer palette to lock or unlock
    • Locked layers cannot be edited, merged, or selected with the lasso
    • Layers can still be rearranged, toggled, and sampled with the eyedropper

Improvements

  • General:
    • Compatibility with iOS and iPadOS 15
    • Updated tool palettes for the new iPad mini
    • New video tutorials: Settings > More Linea Sketch Tips
  • Tools & Backgrounds:
    • New Cotton paper background
    • New larger tool sizes for the Technical Pencil, Art Pencil, and Marker
    • Improved paging for additional brush sizes
  • Colors:
    • Reorganize custom color chips by tapping, holding, then dragging
    • Drag colors from other apps (like Pastel) into Linea's custom color sets
  • ZipShape Radius Control:
    • Adjust the corner radius of square or rectangular ZipShapes
    • Change all four corners simultaneously with a tap on any green control
    • Tap and hold on a green control to adjust a single corner
  • Information Bezel & Transforms:
    • Bezel is now easier to read when transforming selections or ZipShapes
    • Corner radii displayed for ZipShape rectangles & squares
    • Element being adjusted is highlighted in the bezel
    • Transforms snap to sizes (100%, 200%, etc.) & aspect ratios (1:1, 3:4, 2:1, etc.)
    • QuickToggle for snapping: hold down finger while dragging with Apple Pencil
  • Time-lapse:
    • Exported time-lapse movies now hold the final frame for five seconds
    • Improvements to time-lapse reliability and playback
    • iPhone can now export 30 second clips

Bug Fixes

  • Time-lapse movies can now be exported even after recording is toggled off
  • Fixed appearance of eyedropper icon in Recent Colors
  • Help & feature videos no longer stop music from playing

Premium feature. Purchase required.

3 new features, 6 improvements, 3 bug fixes