I am a cartoonist and I am new to Artboard. I am trying the demo for now to see if I can use it for my professional work. I want to stop using Adobe Illustrator. Can someone please explain “Style sharing”? What is it exactly? How does it work when you enable it? Style Sharing is a feature that lets you define a style then use it for multiple objects. If you subsequently change the style, all objects that use it will change. This is in contrast to the situation with unshared styles, where each object gets a copy of the style, so changing the style only affects the current object, not all the previous objects that were drawn using that style. Style sharing is most useful where you have a fixed set of styles that you wish to repeatedly apply, but may perhaps want to make a change across the board at some later stage. A case in point could be a map, where a common type of feature is drawn using the same style. If you want to change the way that feature is represented for the map as a whole, you can do so by editing the shared style. This reflects the origin of this feature, which comes from our mapping product, Ortelius. For general illustration work, shared styles are probably not what you want, which is why they are disabled in Artboard by default. I am mostly concerned about file export and compatibility for professional print work. Especially CMYK jobs. I am also concerned with being able to give an exported file that I created in Artboard to a client and for the client to be able to manipulate the artwork in another app if needed ( like illustrator, CorelDraw, etc. ) Would you be so kind and elaborate on these points when it comes to using Artboard for professional work? Artboard adopts Mac OS’s standard graphics conventions, so if you work exclusively with CMYK colours, then we preserve those all the way through to export to PDF and print. Of course, ensuring you only use CMYK colours requires some discipline, since the standard colour picker freely allows you to mix colours from all sorts of colourspaces. In addition, all of the built-in clipart uses RGB colours. We currently do not provide an option to convert colours to a single colourspace at export time, though this may change in a future version. Exporting as PDF ensures compatibility with almost everything out there, including Illustrator (.ai files are really just PDF in disguise). Artboard’s ‘native’ file format is not compatible with other apps. An option to convert colors to a single colourspace at export time is very much needed and can be very helpful. It will also build confidence with users using the app. When you use Apple’s Color Picker you’ll want to use the CMYK Sliders as you choose colors when you need to work exclusively with them ( http://www.mapdiva.com/2011/12/making-the-most-of-your-apple-color-picker-2/ ). In the Color Picker, you can drag colors from the colorwell to the swatch drawer for quick access. Additionally, when you have particular fill and stroke styles you want to re-use, you can save those in your user library. Much like Artboard’s built-in library, you can have collections for your projects that contain both styles and vector clip arts. For example, maybe you have some backgrounds that you re-use in your work that you save a clip art, you may have skin colors to save as fill styles, even full layouts can be saved as clip art (or template files). Artboard’s built-in collection can serve as a guide to what is possible. AI color swatches cannot be imported. While Artboard does not directly convert colors to a single colorspace at export time, we’ve posted a tutorial for a simple setup that will enable that action. You can read about it here: https://www.mapdiva.com/2012/11/3-methods-to-export-your-graphics-as-cmyk/ Source. Looking for vector maps of Germany (Deutschland Vektorkarten) for Adobe Illustrator?."


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