Concepts is an infinite, flexible creative tool for all your good ideas. Available on iOS, Windows and Android.

Sketch with Vectors

Welcome to Concepts Part 2 - Sketch and edit your ideas faster with vectors.

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Hi Creator,

How is your sketching going? Drawn any great ideas yet?

As it turns out, everything you draw in Concepts can be great because you don’t have to worry about making a mistake. Every line you sketch is a flexible, adjustable vector.

A vector is a line with direction or force. On the canvas, this means the app remembers data about the lines you draw, like brush style and color, and you can change them at any time... even weeks later.

It means you can interact with your ideas at a deeper level than just sketching. They’re movable. Note-taking, storyboarding, project planning... here we come.

Try it out.

You can nudge part of your line over with the Nudge Tool.

Or pick up part of your sketch with Selection and move it, duplicate it, switch its color or change it to another type of brush entirely. Do it with images, too, and mess with your ideas in a mind map, mood board or collage.

You can also edit or erase segments of your lines using the Slice Tool.

“Concepts finally gives me the ability to individually modify strokes in a way I wish I could from the very first time I started drawing.” - iPhone 6+ tester


You get the idea. This simple and powerful ability lets you explore whims, reorganize your ideas, duplicate drawings, refine designs and illustrations, resize or re-scale projects, and literally create more in less time.

See how vectors speed up your sketching with the tutorial links above, or watch them in action in our Concepts Deep Dive. You can explore many more tutorials on our YouTube channel, like this one on creating icons.

Let me know if you have any questions about sketching with vectors and how you like feeling all-powerful. Reply to this email or tap the question mark in-app and Ask Us Anything, it’s great to hear from you.

Erica + the Concepts Team

P.S. Stay tuned for my next email, where I’ll share about some of Concepts’ basic workflows like imports, layers and color management.

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New to Concepts? Start your infinite sketching journey with these videos.

Concepts for iOS Quick Start - Start sketching in 5 minutes on your iPad with Concepts.

Concepts for iOS Deep Dive - Learn how to navigate Concepts' infinite canvas and tools in this 15 minute tutorial.

Not an artist? Not a problem.

Drawing isn't just for artists, it's for everyone. Learn how to sketch and communicate visually with our free Learn to Draw Series by TopHatch designer Lasse Pekkala. Find downloadable course materials in the video descriptions and level up your sketching.

Find more sketching tutorials on our YouTube channel @conceptsapp.