Open or Import Photos, iPhoto & Photo Booth

Images in Photos, iPhoto and Photo Booth may be opened as a new drawing file, and/or added to an existing drawing. Read more

Taking Pictures with Facetime Camera

Use your computer’s camera to take and add pictures directly to your drawing canvas.

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Trademarks & Copyright

Artboard® is copyright Mapdiva, LLC

Ortelius® is copyright Mapdiva, LLC

GC Drawkit is copyright Graham P. Cox

GC Gradient Panel is copyright Graham P. Cox

Apple, iWork, and Mac OS(TM) are copyright of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries

Adobe Reader(TM) and Illustrator(TM) are trademark Adobe Systems Incorporated

Word(TM) is copyright the Microsoft Corporation

This product contains the Generic Polygon Clipper (GPC) software library licensed from The University of Manchester Advanced Interfaces Group

This product contains the VectorBoolean code developed in cooperation with Fortunate Bear, LLC, Copyright (c) 2011 Andrew Finnell

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Graphics & Web

Website artwork scenes by Andre Jolicoeur Illustration

Application UI graphics designed by Michael Norman Olson, design+ and Mapdiva LLC

Website powered by WordPress; web customization and development assistance by run skip, llc

Website theme by Premium Themes, customized by run skip, llc

All application UI and App icons and website graphics created using Artboard® by Mapdiva, LLC

Styles & Clip Art

This product may include artwork open sourced from the U.S. National Park Service: TrueType Font Symbols (last updated July 2007)

This product includes color specifications and designs developed by Cynthia Brewer, used with permission.

This product includes Material color specifications developed by Google, Inc.


This product may include templates that refer to outside brands for which Mapdiva is not affiliated.

  • Facebook is copyright Facebook, Inc.
  • VistaPrint is copyright VistaPrint
  • Twitter is copyright Twitter, Inc.
  • LinkedIn is copyright LinkedIn Corporation

Set Artboard Preferences

Preference settings affect how Artboard behaves, and they apply to all of your Artboard documents.

HINT: Many preferences are set in your computer’s System Preferences. To open System Preferences, click the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen, then choose System Preferences.

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Customize the Toolbar

The toolbar at the top of the Artboard window gives you one-click access to many of the actions you’ll use when working with drawings. As you discover which controls you use most, you can add, remove, and rearrange toolbar buttons to suit your work style.

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Customize Artboard

As you you use Artboard, you’ll discover which controls you use most. For different drawings, you may have a preferred layout for sidebars. You may want to always use a specific drawing unit for new drawings. Artboard lets you customize these settings and more to suit your work style.

Some customized settings apply to individual drawings as they are opened and closed, while other settings may apply to all of your drawings.

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A flexible print dialog offers “shrink to single page” and “poster-tiled” printing.

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Sharing Your Drawing

Artboard supports Apple’s ‘Share’ function to quickly share a JPG version of your drawing with others.

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Export your entire drawing as a single image or vector PDF drawing. Alternatively, export separate layers, slices of your drawing, or selected objects as individual files.

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Save, Print and Export Documents

Artboard uses Apple’s system to save with Autosave and Versions. Because Pages continually saves your work, you can browse earlier versions of any document, save copies of previous versions, and restore a document to an earlier version.

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