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New Balance X Sneaker Design Zac Lynn

Zac Lynn’s Sneaker Design with Artboard

Zac Lynn is from Perth, Western Australia, is 16 years old, and absolutely loves sneakers (as you can tell).

Zac got his start designing for a clothing line when he was looking for software to design on. “I stumbled across Artboard, it caught my eye straight away so decided to give it a shot, ” recalls Zac. “The clothing designs went really good, but then I one day was just searching the web and realised some guy wanted a sneaker design done for the Asics Team with over 10000 followers on Instagram, I messaged the man running it, we started talking and I did a design up, he absolutely loved it. This pushed me to do more.

 

Sneaker Layout Design Zac Lynn

 

“I started doing my own designs as well as designs that have already been made by Nike, Puma, Reebok, etc etc.. I posted my drawings onto a page called Perth Sneaker Society where each one got amazing feedback and hundreds of likes. This pushed me to do more and eventually opened a website to sell my designs,” he says. This young designer is now gaining the attention of sneaker design manufacturers. “And its all thanks to ARTBOARD!”

View Zac’s ongoing portfolio at http://zaclynndesigns.bigcartel.com/<

Ronnie Fieg x Puma Disc Blaze OG COA Coral Toe Sneaker Design Zac Lynn

If you aren’t familiar with sneaker subculture, here’s a well produced 2014 documentary about the Perth Sneaker scene:

Cartographic Embellishments Map Styles & Symbols Included with Ortelius for Mac

Map Embellishments Included with Ortelius

Embellishments can add stylistic character to a map. Ortelius’ map embellishments include cartouche, style effects, and more designed to demonstrate the possibilities for creative map design in Ortelius.

The included embellishments can provide a quick starting point for creating custom map elements. Note, some symbols are made from multiple objects and should be detached from their symbol master, then ungrouped before editing.

These are just some of the styles & clip art among a wide assortment of over 1700 fully editable vector map symbols and custom styles included in the built-in Ortelius Library.

To Get This Collection

This collection is included with the Ortelius software for Mac OS X. Don’t have Ortelius? Try it free!

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.

Map Elements Styles & Symbols Included with Ortelius for Mac

North Arrow Styles & Symbols Included with Ortelius

Ortelius includes a robust selection of north arrows and compass rose symbols and custom arrow line styles.

To edit a built-in style, Clone and customize it to suit your project.  Built-in symbols can provide a quick starting point for creating custom symbol collections. As needed, symbols should be detached from their symbol master, then ungrouped to editing.

These are just some of the styles & clip art among a wide assortment of over 1700 fully editable vector map symbols and custom styles included in the built-in Ortelius Library.

To Get This Collection

This collection is included with the Ortelius software for Mac OS X. Don’t have Ortelius? Try it free!

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.

Land Cover and Natural Features Map Styles & Symbols Included with Ortelius for Mac

Land Cover and Natural Features Styles & Symbols Included with Ortelius

Ortelius’ Styles & Symbols palette is loaded with Land Cover and Natural Features styles and symbols. Styles include buildings, greenspace, ground cover, and a selection of styles based on Natural Earth I land cover classification.

To edit built-in styles, Clone a style and customize it to suit your project.  Built-in symbols can provide a quick starting point for creating custom symbol collections. Note, some symbols are made from multiple objects and should be detached from their symbol master, then ungrouped before editing.

These are just some of the styles & clip art among a wide assortment of over 1700 fully editable vector map symbols and custom styles included in the built-in Ortelius Library.

To Get This Collection

This collection is included with the Ortelius software for Mac OS X. Don’t have Ortelius? Try it free!

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.

Artboard 2 collection home planning landscape

Home Planning Styles & Clip Art Included with Artboard 2

The Home Planning styles & clip art include architect-scaled floor plan graphics such as walls, windows, doors, furniture, landscape elements and more. These are just some of the styles & clip art among a 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.

Royal Bakery: Inspiration vs. Perspiration

The Royal Bakery is sweet on Artboard Drawing Software

The Royal Bakery of Campbell, California creates custom cakes for any occasion in delicious gourmet and traditional flavors. Lesley Wright of The Royal Bakery recently began using Artboard to help communicate her cake designs with her customers.

“I get asked a lot what software I use for drawing my cake drafts,” Lesley relates her experience using Artboard, “It’s great! It’s simple enough for beginners but powerful enough to do exactly what I need!”  Lesley was kind enough to share some delicious screenshots of her Artboard graphics and the finished product, this gorgeous birthday cake.

Talking about drawing the inspiration cakes with Artboard, Lesley says “…it was so easy to recolor the original to offer different options to the customer!” Don’t they look yummy? Here is the absolutely amazing final result. Check out The Royal Bakery’s facebook page for more sweet inspiration, and if your in the Campbell, California area, look them up!

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Create Colorful Kaleidoscope Patterns with Artboard’s Polar Duplicate

This geometric pattern looks like mosaic tiles blooming into an intricate flower pattern. Better yet, it is deceptively simple to create using Artboard’s Polar Duplicate function. Inspired by the hip textiles of Verner Panton, this awesome design is made up of squares, increasing in size as they move outwards and creating an abstract, kaleidoscope-like form. Here’s how.

Tutorial Details

Program : Artboard 2.0 for Mac OSX
Difficulty: Intermediate
Topics Covered: Polar Duplicate; Style Inspector
Estimated Completion Time: ~15 minutes

Step 1

Choose File > New from the main menu. Turn on Graphic > Snap To > Graph Paper in the main menu.

In the Styles & Symbols palette, choose a stroke style (any color) from the “Basic Strokes & Fills” category. Using the Straight Line [l] tool, hold the SHIFT-key and draw a vertical line down the center of your drawing canvas. When you hold the SHIFT-key it constrains the angle of the line making it easier to get the line perfectly vertical. Hold SHIFT-key and draw another line horizontally across the center of the drawing canvas. We’ll use these lines as reference to center our pattern (alternatively, you could use Guide lines…).

Step 2

Choose a solid color fill from the “Basic Strokes & Fills” category in the Styles & Symbols palette (we’re using Maraschino red). Use the Rectangle [r] tool and hold the SHIFT-key to draw a small square – about 1-cm square (if you are using different drawing units this will be different) – aligned along the right side of your reference line. With the square still selected, double-click onto the “Angle” setting in the Geometry panel and type “45” to rotate the square 45-degrees. Click onto your drawing canvas to return the focus back to to your drawing.

Step 3

In this step you’ll create several copies of the square positioned around in a circle. Use the Select [s] tool to select the square. Choose Edit > Duplicate > Polar Duplicate… from the main menu. You have the option to enter X,Y coordinates for the center point of the circle, or to set the center by clicking the drawing at your desired position – we’ll use the point-and-click method. First click the “target” button in the Polar Duplicate dialog, then click onto your drawing at the center point where your reference lines cross. The X,Y coordinates at your click position will automatically be entered for you.

Next, type  to make “11” copies of your selection (there will be 12 total). Click into the “Angular Increment” box and it will be calculated for you based on how many copies you are making.Make sure “Rotate copies around center” is still checked. Click “Duplicate.”

If your squares are too close together, try making the starting square smaller or position it a bit further from the center.

Step 4

Use the Rectangle [r] tool to draw another square, slightly larger than your first – approximately 1.5-cm square. In the Geometry panel, set the rotation angle of the square to 30-degrees. Use the Select tool to move the square so it sits above and to the right of the first square.

Step 5

With the new square still selected, choose Edit > Duplicate > Polar Duplicate… from the main menu. This time, Artboard remembers the previous center point, so only enter “11” copies, click into the “Angular Increment” box to calculate 30-degrees. Make sure “Rotate copies around center” is still checked. Click “Duplicate.”

Step 6

Repeat steps 2 and 3 using a slightly larger square (about .5-cm larger each time) positioned slightly further to the right of the first square. Repeat step 5 to polar duplicate.

Step 7

It’s really starting to take shape now. Repeat steps 4 and 5 using again a slightly larger square than the previous. In this screenshot we’ve made the original four squares blue to help you visualize their final arrangement. Delete the reference lines.

Step 8

Congratulations! You have finished making an awesome geometric pattern!

Now you can spice up the pattern by changing the colors and styles of the squares that make up the pattern. It’s a playful pattern so experiment and have fun. Once you’re ready, you can select-all and group the mosaic to save as a clip art for future use. You can even combine several groups into interesting new formations.

For our final image, we made an new fill style. We selected and copied the pattern, then pasted it as an image in the Style Inspector- Expert pane for a Fill style component. We also added a Gradient Fill style component as a background. We could name and save this completely new style to apply to any shape – spectacular!

Final Image

This colorful kaleidoscope design shows how you can create interesting patterns quickly with Artboard’s Polar Duplicate function. We hope you have fun experimenting with your own designs. We’d love to see what you come up with!

Method Design Lab uses ovals and other rounded shapes throughout their design

A Graphic Design Primer, 1: The Elements of a Design. Noupe Article.

Whether intro for beginners or as a refresher for those looking to brush up on the basics, this graphic design primer explains the various elements of a design in a clear, digestible way. In this article, author Cameron Chapman reviews the seven basic elements of any design: Line, Form, Shape, Texture, Color, Value, and Space. Read more