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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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Import Shapefile

Professionals often use digital mapping software called “geographic information systems” (GIS) to manage and analyze mapped data. These data, often in the form of “shapefiles” can be imported from other sources into Ortelius from Menu > File > Import Shapefile, with some limitations.

Importing shapefiles is an advanced topic for users familiar with GIS. Ortelius is not a GIS, it is a graphic design program with extended capabilities for mapping. Users should become familiar with its limitations and best practices before working with shapefiles.

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Quick Tip: Multi-Colored Styled Text Box

This video shows how to “tear-off” the Color Picker to apply color to individually selected text in a single text box.

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How to Create a Pattern Brush

This video shows how to make a patterned brush style using simple graphics and the ’Path Decorator’ settings.

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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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