August 1, 2011 in Illustration (E)
[prMac.com] Indianapolis, Indiana - Today Mapdiva today is pleased to announce the release of Artboard 1.1, an update of the popular Mac OS vector drawing program that makes it easy to design logos, posters, technical drawings and more. Available as a free software update, Artboard 1.1 includes numeric input for object geometry, Core Image Filter style components, workflow enhancements, new Layers menu, quick-edit vectors, style transformation settings and more.
"Artboard makes it easy for people create their own vector graphics and illustrations. It's about keeping the tools as simple and direct as possible, and the price affordable, so users can focus their creative energy on content and design," said Mapdiva co-founder Jill Saligoe-Simmel. "True to our manifesto, 'Simple. Powerful. Fun.' the update makes vector drawing even easier."
Artboard 1.1 workflow enhancements include improved visual feedback for object editing, updated keyboard shortcuts, automatically closing paths, and quick switching between edit point mode and shape mode. One of the most significant new features is a dynamic Geometry panel. Users can now precisely define an object's size, rotation, advanced geometry and position through numeric input.
In addition to workflow enhancements, Artboard's powerful style generator and stacked styles go way beyond simple fill and stroke, providing a wide range of spectacular effects. The new style features include Core Image Filter groups, cool style transformers for 3-D effects, and image adornments. Inspiring step-by-step tutorials for the new features are available online.
Artboard is vector drawing software for everyone. Artboard delivers with over 1600 awesome styles and fully editable clip art, including speech bubbles, shiny buttons, maps and flags, people factory, and home planning; plus a Library to store your own. Artboard is simple, powerful and fun graphic design software that will make school reports and business presentations shine.
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 45.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Artboard 1.1 is available for $25.99 USD exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It is a free update for current Artboard users. A Free Trial version, tutorials, and more information on Artboard can be found on the Mapdiva website.
Founded in 2008, Mapdiva is dedicated to making powerfully easy vector software so you can focus your creative energy on content and design. Mapdiva's flagship product, Ortelius, is the cartography software for map design. Artboard is their latest product. Mapdiva, LLC has offices in Indianapolis, IN USA and Armidale, NSW Australia. Artboard and Ortelius are trademark of Mapdiva, LLC. Apple and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.