08 May '11, 1am

Artists switch from easels to touch-screens: SAN FRANCISCO - AUTODESK on Friday released a major update to Sketc...

Artists switch from easels to touch-screens: SAN FRANCISCO - AUTODESK on Friday released a major update to Sketc...

Artist David Jon Kassan paints on his iPad outside the Soho Apple store while waiting on line with others to purchase the new iPad 2 hours before it is set to go on sale March 11, 2011 in New York City. -- PHOTO: AFP SAN FRANCISCO - AUTODESK on Friday released a major update to SketchBook Pro software that has artists switching from pencils and paints to virtual canvasses on iPhones or iPad tablet computers. SketchBook Pro software upgrades were crafted to take advantage of improved features in second-generation iPads recently unleashed on the world by California-based Apple. 'This is the biggest release we've had since last year when the iPad launched,' SketchBook product line manager Chris Cheung said at a Digital Canvas exhibit of art made using the application. 'It is more productive and, as a by-product, it is more fun as well.' The software lets people blend and text...

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