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Create Custom Blended Styles

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

Artboard User Clipart Collections

Create a Custom Library Collection

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

Complete Guide to Pixel Perfect Icons

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.

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Easy Crop & Clip Images

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.

Exporting Different Image Sizes and Resolutions

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…

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Transferring Styles and Clip Art Collections from Artboard 1 to Artboard 2: Mac App Store Version

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.

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Quick Tip: More Love for the Round Rectangle

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!

Quick Tip: Multi-Colored Styled Text Box

This video shows how to “tear-off” the Color Picker to apply color to individually selected text in a single text box.

Pattern Brush with Artboard 2

How to Create a Pattern Brush

This video shows how to make a patterned brush style using simple graphics and the ’Path Decorator’ settings.

Customize Artboard Sidebars video

Quick Tip: Customize Tabs in Sidebars

This video tip demonstrates how to show and hide sidebars, and how to move Tabs within sidebars for a customized workspace.