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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Connectable Tracks

Creating smooth and automatic intersections among tracks is a hallmark of Ortelius. Ortelius’ exclusive Cartography Tools are vector drawing tools made specifically for map design. Connectable tracks have special properties that form smooth intersections, accept adornments, termination styles, labels, special overlay styles, and more. Connectable tracks look similar to regular paths, but they are indeed special.

This User Guide provides steps to accomplish different tasks with Ortelius’ cartography tools. We highly recommend users review Ortelius: Best Practices for Editing Track Networks (PDF) for an in-depth perspective of how tracks work and how to use them for best results.

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