When considering a new color scheme for your next design project, custom color palettes are a great place to start. Using Apple’s Color Picker, you can manually create new color swatch lists, or download and install pre-made custom color palettes from several sources on the web. Here’s how… Tutorial Details Program : Apple’s Color Picker (we are accessing it […]
Artboard’s new ‘Skew’ function makes it easy to distort objects and add perspective. Here we combine multiple objects and apply ‘Skew’ to quickly add great looking windows to a tall building.
Lemonade Day empowers today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Children are introduced to entrepreneurship through the real world experience of starting their own business – a lemonade stand. By running their stand, they learn the business and life skills needed to set a goal, make a plan and work the plan to achieve their dreams. […]
Cartoon clouds are fun to make and use! Sure, you can use the Freehand Path or Bezier Curve tools to draw clouds, and here we show how to use Artboard’s shape tools to get some really awesome (and super easy!) results.
Create this cracked effect on text and shapes quickly by converting and combining shapes, then blowing things apart. Artboard’s simple, direct Regular Polygon ‘Star’ makes easy work out of drawing smashes. Tutorial Details Program : Artboard for Mac OS X Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Convert, Combine Objects Estimated Completion Time: 15 minutes Step 1 The first […]
Poster print tiling comes in handy if you need to make a poster-sized proof, print, or any other over-sized output. Rather than taking the file to a printing company or service bureau, you can tile-print the drawing over multiple sheets of paper on your desktop at-home printer. Tutorial Details Program : Artboard for Mac OS X Difficulty: Beginner Topics […]
To Install Mapdiva Artboard Updates (Non-Mac App Store) For Artboard licenses purchased outside of the Mac App Store, open Artboard and click Artboard > Check For Updates in the main menu. A dialog appears letting you know if an update is available. To Install Artboard Mac App Store updates automatically OS X Yosemite can install Artboard software updates automatically […]
Artboard has many subtle methods for fine-tuning your work. One of these niceties is the point of origin, or center point, around which objects and symbols rotate and snap. Adjusting an object’s point of origin is simple and direct. Here’s how… Point of Origin The point of origin of shapes, symbols, grouped objects, and images is […]
Randomized patterns add texture and variety. This is an especially good effect for representing features with naturally occurring randomness. Artboard has several tools in the Style Inspector to help you make awesome randomized patterns. Tutorial Details Start with a Shape Create a shape to be used for your pattern. Here we’ll use the Regular Polygon […]
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an open-standard vector image format for two-dimensional graphics. SVG graphics are available from many sources, and here we show how to import and edit a graphic from OpenClipArt.org, a free and public domain source of SVG clip art (Mapdiva is not affiliated with OpenClipArt.org). Tutorial Details Step 1 Obtain an SVG file […]