Drawing Tools 1. Eraser
2. Rectangle. Click again to toggle between filled/non-filled
mode. (This goes for all shape tools). 3. Fill
4. Spray. Fills a round area with small random dots. 5. Pen. Opaque brush strokes.
6. Clear. Clears the drawing area completely. Hold down SHIFT to
fill with the current color instead of white. 7. Circle 8. Zoom. Double-click to zoom out fully. 9.
Line 10. Brush. Semi-transparent brush strokes.
The Color Palette Clicking on the color preview on the right toggles between the
simple and the advanced palette.
Clicking on the up/down arrow will lighten/darken the selected color.
Drag the palettes to your preferred location on the game window, making
sure they do not touch any part of the drawing board. These positions
will be saved for when you rejoin iSketch.
Rotating your palettes
Double click on the palette to rotate horizontally or vertically.
The Stroke Width Selector Drag the blue button to desired width in pixels, as displayed on
the right bottom. Preview is shown on the left.
HINT and SKIP buttons Click on "Give HINT" to deliver hints.
Click on "SKIP" to pass on your turn.
As soon as one player has guessed correctly, "Give HINT"
turns grey (inactive), and "SKIP" changes to the "DONE"
Press again to toggle between filled
Increases the zoom magnification 2x
Decreases the zoom magnification 2x
Hold to temporarily switch to drag mode while
You don't have to be a skilled artist to do well on the
game. The most effective sketches rely on best methods used by players.
As you play more, you will pick up techniques for rendering even the seemingly
"undrawable" words. In iSketch, "creativity" takes on a whole new meaning!
Take your time, don't rush! Allow as much detail as possible
in the allotted time. Drawing too fast will just make the sketch incomprehensible.
Use colors! By selecting an appropriate color you can maximize
chances of getting your clues understood. A black circle with lines
around it could be a spider. If it is yellow- it's a sun, if it's
green- a frog and so on. Color can effectively get a message across.
"Chop" the word up. For instance, if the word is "understand", draw
a box with an arrow below it (under), then draw a person standing
Show the opposite to clarify what aspect you're after. If
the word is "tall", you could draw a very tall figure and a much shorter
one. Then cross out the shorter figure.
Draw something that sounds like the word. To indicate a rhyme, draw
an ear. Then draw the rhyming word. For instance, if your word is
"take" draw a cake and the ear symbol.
Create your own "special effects". For example, when drawing the
word "space", fill the board with black using the filled circle tool
and then put some white dots over it with the pen tool to represent