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12 Custom Color Palettes for MacOS

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…

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Material Color Swatch Styles Included with Artboard 2

Styles define the look of your shapes. The built-in collection includes special color swatch styles based on Google’s Material Color Swatches. Select a style in the Styles & Clip Art palette and begin drawing, or drag styles from the palette onto existing objects.

Alternatively, use built-in styles as inspiration to create your own unique styles in Artboard’s expert Style Inspector. Choose a style and open the Style Inspector, then click ‘Clone’ to make a copy without affecting the original. Make desired changes to it, and continue drawing.

Terms of Use

Creative Commons License Media provided by Mapdiva LLC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. Attribution to Mapdiva.com is requested, however not required.

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Welcome to Artboard 2

Artboard is simple enough to get you going fast, yet powerful enough to meet your everyday drawing needs.

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An Easy Trick for Cartoon Clouds

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.

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Country and US State Outline Maps Included Free with Artboard 2

State shape outline maps are perfect for including in school and business reports, presentations, iBooks, web pages, and more. These are fully-scalable, fully-editable editable vector graphics. Compare to high-priced “powerpoint” clip art maps, it is easy to change their colors, put multiple states together, copy and paste into Pages, Keynote, Word, and more, or print and share directly from Artboard.

U.S. state outline maps are proportional to each other and can be “fit together” to form groupings of states, for example, California, Nevada and Arizona. Note, some rotation may be needed when fitting together. Some clip art are made from multiple objects that can be ungrouped before editing.

Terms of Use

Creative Commons License Media (e.g., templates, clip art, styles and symbols) provided by Mapdiva LLC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. This allows licensees of Mapdiva software to reuse those media for integration within their own work, both personal and commercial; however, Mapdiva reserves fully and unconditionally all trademark, branding and redistribution rights associated with the original media. Attribution to Mapdiva.com is requested, however not required.

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People Factory Clip Art Included with Artboard 2

Mix and match this fun assortment of fully editable “People Factory” clip art. Perfect for scrap books, comics, manga, and more. The collection includes a wide assortment of emotional eyes, mouths, hairstyles, head shapes, bodies and more. These styles & clip art are among the wide assortment of fully editable vector clip art and custom styles included in the built-in Artboard Library. Note, some clip art are made from multiple objects and should be ungrouped before editing.

Terms of Use

Creative Commons License Media (e.g., templates, clip art, styles and symbols) provided by Mapdiva LLC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. This allows licensees of Mapdiva software to reuse those media for integration within their own work, both personal and commercial; however, Mapdiva reserves fully and unconditionally all trademark, branding and redistribution rights associated with the original media. Attribution to Mapdiva.com is requested, however not required.

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Brushes, Pens & Marker Strokes Included with Artboard 2

Styles define the look of your shapes and paths – and Artboard goes way beyond simple fill and stroke. The built-in collection includes special line styles that use arrowed strokes, path decorators, tagged strokes, offset strokes, and more. Select a style in the Styles & Clip Art palette and begin drawing, or drag styles from the palette onto existing path objects.

Alternatively, use built-in styles as inspiration to create your own unique styles in Artboard’s expert Style Inspector. Choose a style and open the Style Inspector, then click ‘Clone’ to make a copy without affecting the original. Make desired changes to it, and continue drawing.

Terms of Use

Creative Commons License Media (e.g., templates, clip art, styles and symbols) provided by Mapdiva LLC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. This allows licensees of Mapdiva software to reuse those media for integration within their own work, both personal and commercial; however, Mapdiva reserves fully and unconditionally all trademark, branding and redistribution rights associated with the original media. Attribution to Mapdiva.com is requested, however not required.

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Country Flags Included with Artboard 2

Dozens of flags perfect for including in school and business reports, presentations, iBooks, web pages, and more. These are fully-scalable vector graphics (flags of the world are not editable vector graphics).

Terms of Use

Creative Commons License Media (e.g., templates, clip art, styles and symbols) provided by Mapdiva LLC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. This allows licensees of Mapdiva software to reuse those media for integration within their own work, both personal and commercial; however, Mapdiva reserves fully and unconditionally all trademark, branding and redistribution rights associated with the original media. Attribution to Mapdiva.com is requested, however not required.

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Color Swatch Styles Included with Artboard 2

Styles define the look of your shapes. The built-in collection includes special color swatch styles based on a full selection of complimentary, diverging, qualitative and quantitative ColorBrewer color ramps. Select a style in the Styles & Clip Art palette and begin drawing, or drag styles from the palette onto existing path objects.

Alternatively, use built-in styles as inspiration to create your own unique styles in Artboard’s expert Style Inspector. Choose a style and open the Style Inspector, then click ‘Clone’ to make a copy without affecting the original. Make desired changes to it, and continue drawing.

Terms of Use

Creative Commons License Media (e.g., templates, clip art, styles and symbols) provided by Mapdiva LLC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. This allows licensees of Mapdiva software to reuse those media for integration within their own work, both personal and commercial; however, Mapdiva reserves fully and unconditionally all trademark, branding and redistribution rights associated with the original media. Attribution to Mapdiva.com is requested, however not required.

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Buildings & Landmarks Clip Art Included with Artboard 2

These Buildings & Landmarks clip art include graphics perfect for integrating with city-scape and landscape scenes. These styles & clip art are among the wide assortment of fully editable vector clip art and custom styles included in the built-in Artboard Library. Note, some clip art are made from multiple objects and should be ungrouped before editing.

 Terms of Use

Creative Commons License Media (e.g., templates, clip art, styles and symbols) provided by Mapdiva LLC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. This allows licensees of Mapdiva software to reuse those media for integration within their own work, both personal and commercial; however, Mapdiva reserves fully and unconditionally all trademark, branding and redistribution rights associated with the original media. Attribution to Mapdiva.com is requested, however not required.

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Basic Strokes & Fills Included with Artboard 2

Styles define the look of your shapes and paths. Though Artboard goes way beyond simple fill and stroke, we include them too. The built-in collection includes dozens of basic line and fill styles. Select a style in the Styles & Clip Art palette and begin drawing, or drag styles from the palette onto existing path objects.

Alternatively, use built-in styles as inspiration to create your own unique styles in Artboard’s expert Style Inspector. Choose a style and open the Style Inspector, then click ‘Clone’ to make a copy without affecting the original. Make desired changes to it, and continue drawing.

Terms of Use

Creative Commons License Media (e.g., templates, clip art, styles and symbols) provided by Mapdiva LLC are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise noted. This allows licensees of Mapdiva software to reuse those media for integration within their own work, both personal and commercial; however, Mapdiva reserves fully and unconditionally all trademark, branding and redistribution rights associated with the original media. Attribution to Mapdiva.com is requested, however not required.

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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).

Tutorial Details

Program: Artboard 1.7+ graphic design app for Mac OS X
Difficulty: Intermediate
Topics Covered: Image Browser
Estimated Completion Time: about 10 minutes

Step 1

Obtain an SVG file to open in Artboard. Here, we visit OpenClipArt.org and download an SVG file to our local computer directory.

The file in this tutorial is “Chinese New Year Icon” by nicubunu and is provided here as a convenience.

There are two ways to use SVG graphics in Artboard. Add an SVG graphic to an existing Artboard drawing or open an SVG graphic file directly. Both options will open the SVG in the native Artboard file format.

Prefer doing things hands-on? Give it a try…

 

Step 2

Option 1: Add an SVG graphic to an existing Artboard drawing

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Click the Image Browser icon in the Artboard toolbar to open it. As needed, click the “+” in the lower left corner of the Image Browser window to add the directory in which the SVG file is located. Drag and drop the graphic from the Image Browser onto your drawing canvas.

Artboard implements the SVG 1.1 standard, and ignores any and all non-standard comments that other applications frequently use to “help out” when parsing SVG. Occasionally, results may differ from what is expected. See Working With SVG for more information.

Option 2: Open an SVG graphic file directly from Finder
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In Apple’s Finder, right-click the SVG file and choose “Open With > Artboard.” A new Artboard file will be created containing the vector graphic.

Step 3

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Often SVG graphics contain many grouped objects, and sometimes groups within groups. As needed Select and Ungroup the imported graphic, then edit as desired.