Use Artboard’s ‘Path Decorator’ style component to build custom brushes, like this double-helix.
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Here’s how to create a custom style from your favorite built-in Library styles.
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).
Creating social media headers and graphics can be a real pain. We’ve incorporated the latest specs into Artboard’s social media templates so you can focus your energy on content and design.
Gradient fills are often used to shade objects for a realistic look. Using a gradient fill is limited because the gradient steps don’t always run in the same direction as the shape of the object. Here we show how to create blended stroke and fill styles for the desired effect. Read more
Save time and effort by creating a custom Library Collection for your next project. Keep all your custom clipart and styles at your fingertips and organized. Read more
Time saving tricks and pitfalls to avoid to create crisp icons for user interface design. While some of the topics are specific to Artboard, this guide will help you create pixel perfect icons regardless of which vector software you use.
Cropping and clipping images to complex shapes has never been easier. Simply double-click an image and adjust its bounding box and reposition image. Add a complex shape to clip the image with Intersect.
When you export an image from your drawing, its dimensions and resolution are based on a combination of your drawing settings and your export settings. You can change the scale and resolution of your drawing when you export it. Here’s how…
So, you’re upgrading from Artboard 1 to Artboard 2. Congratulations! This is our quick guide to what’s new and how to upgrade. Read more
If you are an Artboard 1 user and are upgrading to Artboard 2, you may have customized User Collections that you’d like to use in Artboard 2.
If you purchase Artboard 2 directly from us, the application is not sandboxed and will automatically import user collections and templates from any older version, including the Mac App Store version. YOU CAN STOP HERE, YOU’RE DONE!
If you purchase Artboard 2 from the Mac App Store, it is sandboxed and is therefore unable to automatically import user collections and templates. This is an inherent limitation imposed by sandboxing required by the Mac App Store.
Therefore, to get around this, you can Export your custom user Collections from Artboard 1 and Import them into Artboard 2. You can do this at any time – downloading and installing Artboard 2 will not remove or affect your installation of Artboard 1 in any way.
Round-cornered rectangles are common shapes in many designs. We give it more love with new fine-grain controls and the ability to square-off individual corners!