I cannot select an irregular area to cut,copy a small portion of my sketch like that that of paintbrush and then paste it on the same sketch in different location.

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I cannot select an irregular area to copy a small portion of my sketch like that that of paintbrush and then paste it on the same sketch in different location.I am tired spending money to purchase bundle of sketch software apps but couldn't find this feature in any painting app including that of Sketchbook

What i want is very important for car designers and inventors like me to sketch our ideas.And thanks for adding eyedropper tool as heard from the iTunes store now.

Now I have purchased the sketchbook software,but my main problem still remains a problem.I cannot select a small irregular patch of my ongoing artwork and copy it and paste it somewhere on the same canvas.This and the thin line problems are the only major things I assume I am not able to do on my sketchbook app on iPad.In paintbrush of windows vista ,we can do this.Try out this feature in paintbrush by the special crop tool(not the ordinary crop tool) in paintbrush and then employ this in your software.This will be one of the most newest and very useful feature in any of the iPad Sketch apps.

Whatever it is,the idea of this forum shows the customer care philosophy of Autodesk,thanks a lot.Seeing these forums on internet made me to select and buy sketchbook pro. I was using the free version few days and really liked it,innovative especially the brush shading effects.
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Aman Shah

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In case Amy body here knows any other software app where i can copy and paste irregular area selection ,which has eyedropper tool preferably,just inform me.
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Aman Shah

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No repply YET!
waiting for some representative from Autodesk to reply me back and consider my problems.
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Aman Shah

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I obviously know that paintbrush does not have such a sophisticated canvas,but I want this particular feature.In fact I think Adobe photoshop might have this feature.
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Hi,
Sorry for the later reply.
Currently we do not have this function currently.
There's one work around, you can:
1, duplicate your layer (have the part you want to copy and paste)
2, on the new layer, using eraser to clear all other part except for the part you want to copy and paste.
3, merge the new layer to the original one.
By this, you can do things like copy and paste, wish this can give some help.
Sorry for your inconvenience.
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Aman Shah

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Oh,thanks for suggestion,seems to be inconvenient though.Pl. try to have this feature in next updates.I have another request/problem posted regarding thin llines/thiner pencil.Pl. see that too.I have only two major problems in sketchbook.
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One imp.thing,once I duplicate layer and erase the other part,can I move the duplicate layer with merging of original layer,I mean suppose I want to use a same part in different location,can I move the layers and coincide my drawings in proper place.
Is what I am trying to say is clearly understandable or I have to elaborate this,pl. repply.

there is no meaning in copying layers and erasing if I cannot place my selection over some other part of canvas.
Also even if I can do this this will be still a time consuming,slow and inconvenient process.

If u can incorporate this feature,this will be the another feature other than wonderful brushes sketchbook pro on iPad will be known for.
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You can you Transform function to move the layer with content you want to copy&paste.
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Aman Shah

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Ok ok I understood,I can do this ,thanks,a bit time consuming though,
Thanks for instant repply,great customer support.
But please consider this feature to incorporate,for time being this works for me,but erasing a large area is time consuming.If I continue to copy things like this,the app will stuck due to many layers,atleast 7 layers.iPad is fast but not as fast as a Mac PC.So it will stuck.

Also please consider my other problem I posted on thinner pencil tool.
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Gerold Shi, Official Rep

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Thank you for your feedback, that's quite useful information.
We will consider them.
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LectureNotes on the android does this well. So does Snitch. The ipad versions don't offer zoom, android does. Don't know why.
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Aman Shah

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I also don't know why,but I really want these features in sketchbook!Let see what gerald says.
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And for the Android version please....