Using the Artboards Feature in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018

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  1. Artboards make mobile app development easier
  2. Create an artboard in Photoshop CC 2018
  3. Naming and Duplicating Artboards in Photoshop CC 2018
  4. Add content to an artboard in Photoshop CC 2018
  5. How to View Photoshop CC 2018 Artboard on iOS Device

Artboards make mobile app development easier

Gather a random group of graphic designers and ask them what their biggest challenge is designing interfaces for mobile apps. They will tell you “Photoshop”. While this may surprise some people, it is understandable. Smartphones and tablets have different screen sizes, inevitably resulting in dozens of Photoshop .psd files with multiple layers and a complex workflow. In 2015, Photoshop introduced the great Artboards feature, which made it easier to design for different screen sizes.

If you are an Adobe Illustrator user, you are familiar with using artboards. The artboard feature in Photoshop works just like its counterpart in Adobe Illustrator.

Create an artboard in Photoshop CC 2018

There are two ways to create an artboard in Photoshop CC 2018.

  • The first is to create it when you open a new Photoshop document. Now in the section Preset details have a choice Artboard † When you select a tab mobile and press Artboard you will see presets , which have multiple iPhone sizes, as well as Android phones, iPads, and Microsoft Surface devices. , Mac, Apple Watch sizes and overall size for everything else.

  • Another method is to choose: Artboard Tool which you can find by holding down the tool Movement † Choosing a resource Artboard you go to the top of the interface and select the preset the size from the same list you see when you create a new document. You can also set a custom size for the artboard, change its orientation to portrait or landscape, add a new artboard, or choose other options.

This is the great thing about artboards: you can have as many as you want in a single Photoshop file.

Naming and Duplicating Artboards in Photoshop CC 2018

There are two ways to duplicate an artboard.

  • Open panel layers select the artboard and select Duplicate Artboard in the context menu.

  • Select an artboard in the panel layers and switch to tools Movement † While the artboard is selected, hold . pressed Option/Alt and drag the copy to the location of your choice.

It’s common knowledge that artboards don’t tell you anything. To rename an artboard, select it in the panel layers and rename it so you know which device and orientation applies to each artboard.

Add content to an artboard in Photoshop CC 2018

The artboard works as a layer. Like, like, something like.

Each artboard is a separate layered document, means anything you can add to a layer that you can add to an artboard. Each artboard has its own layers, layer groups, text, smart objects, and anything else you can add to a Photoshop document.

You can change the stacking order in each artboard and the order of the artboards.

How to View Photoshop CC 2018 Artboard on iOS Device

When the Artboards feature debuted in Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe released an iOS app called Adobe preview , which allowed users to check their work for iPhone or iPad on a mobile device if it was on the same wireless network as the computer or connected to the computer via a USB connection. Adobe was criticized at the time for not highlighting an Android app. The Android developers used Photoshop’s Device Preview feature to preview their work.

At the end of 2017, Adobe removed the Adobe Preview app from the Apple App Store. At the same time, it stopped using the Device Preview feature in Photoshop itself.

As of 2018, users must rely on third-party preview apps to check their work on mobile devices. Adobe suggests using the Skala Preview app, which works with macOS, to preview your work on iOS and Android devices. PS Mirror is available as a plug-in for Windows computers and as a preview app for Android and iOS devices.

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