Draw Plans To Scale in Artboard

Plans are technical drawings and two-dimensional diagrams used in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, and engineering. A key component of a plan is the drawing is “to scale” where units in the drawing are proportional to real world units, such as 1-inch in the drawing equals 1-foot in the real world. Use Artboard’s scale feature to draw all the geometric features for floor plans, garden design, product drawings, simple maps, and more.

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Lemonade Day: Lemon Flat Icon

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.

An important part of any business is great presentation. Learn this super easy technique to draw a bold lemon of your own. Because vector graphics are scalable, you can use designs like this on signs, fliers, tee-shirts and more.

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Advanced Artboard “Slices” Guide

“Slices” are smaller areas of your drawing you can set as an optional method for export. Slices allow you to export portions of your drawing separately, such as when designing user interface icons or buttons. Slices are also commonly used to divide an image into smaller sections, for example for use on an HTML webpage. Unlike exporting selected objects, exported slices include all visible objects across multiple layers.

In this tutorial, we’ll show a close-up view of slice alignment, how to adjust its size, make copies, name, arrange, and export.

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Import Free SVG Graphics, Like This Awesome Chinese New Year Dragon

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).

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Make Perfect Social Media Headers Every Time

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.

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Artboard Blend fill stroke styles freehand

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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