Artist’s Sketchbook is a cool little widget that you install in Opera Web Browser. This sketchbook allows you to draw anything you want and save it. There are about six different brushes provided with this widget and about ten different colors. If you get bored and want to mess around with some drawing, this would be the right widget for you. The Artist’s Sketchbook is similar to Paint except with more options. In this Opera tutorial, I will show you how to install the Artist’s Sketchbook widget and I will show you how to use it.
How to Install the Artist’s Sketchbook Widget in Opera Web Browser
The first step is to install the widget. You can visit the installation page by clicking here. On this page, you will need to click the Launch button and your download will start. After the download has finished, you’ll be asked if you want to keep the widget, click Yes. The Widget will open in your browser.
How to Use the Artist’s Sketchbook Widget in Opera Web Browser
The sketchbook should be open in your browser. On the right side of your sketchbook, you will see all of your brushes along with your saving options, importing options, and loading options. At the bottom of the sketchbook are your colors. To begin you will need to select the background of your sketchbook. Select the background by clicking a color at the bottom of the pad and then clicking the paint bucket tool on the right. After you have selected your background, you can select your painting tool and paint away.
Saving Your Work
If you want to save your work, click the Disk icon on the right side of the book. Your work will be saved automatically in a folder created with the widget.
Loading Your Work
If you have started creating something and want to open it to finish it, you can. Click the Open Folder icon and that will load your work.
If you want a new sketchpad to work on, click the Sheet of Paper icon. That will give you a blank sheet to work on.
When saving work, you can only save one entry. When you load work, you can only load the one pad you saved. That’s the downside to using this widget. You can only save one pad and load that one pad.
Removing the Artist’s Sketchpad Widget
If you want to remove the widget, you can do so with a couple of clicks of the mouse. Go to the top of Opera and click Widgets > Manage Widgets. When the Widgets tab opens, click the Sketchpad and click the Delete button at the top of your browser. The widget will be removed.