By now we all know that certain popular software for artists and designers are just out of reach due to price or other barriers. But barriers are only for a moment until someone finds a way around them. This is the case with Artboard, an app that mimics expensive, professional design software. Obviously there is only one original but for a mere $19.99 anyone with a Mac can illustrate like a pro. Well, it could be argued that software doesn’t give you the artistic skills, but Artboard levels the playing field for starving artists everywhere. It’s the perfect tool for amateur or professional graphic designers who don’t have access to more expensive design tools.
Artboard “draws’ from an extensive library of shapes, styles and royalty-free clipart, making it possible to produce an endless array of artwork. Drag and drop your colors as you please, using the Apple Colors panel. You can also use their existing templates for greeting cards, posters and flyers among others. There’s also a freehand tool for those with drawing expertise. The people at Mapdiva, makers of Artboard have gone the extra mile with “tutorial” videos on YouTube. Reviewers everywhere are raving about Artboard’s awesome features which include everything you want in an art program without excessive stuff you may not need. If you’ve got imagination, Artboard wants to see it realized.
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