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The Interface

An annotated image showing the different parts of the mac app interface.
  1. The Canvas. The Canvas Canvas is where you create your designs. It’s infinite, so you can set things up however you like and work directly on the Canvas itself without worrying about running out of space. If you’d prefer to work within a fixed frame, you can add Artboards to your Canvas.
  2. The Toolbar. The toolbar provides quick and easy access to important tools and actions you’ll use a lot in the Mac app. It comes with a handy set of defaults but you customize it with different buttons to suit your needs. To do so, control-click on it and choose Customize Toolbar… or choose View > Customize Toolbar….
  3. The Inspector. In the Inspector, you’ll find settings for any layers you’ve selected, or controls for the tool or feature you’re using.
  4. The Layer List. In the Layer List, you can see and select from all of the pages in your document, and see the Artboards and layers on each page.
  5. The Components View Components View Tab. In the Components View you’ll find all the Symbols, Text Styles, Layer Styles, and Color Variables in your document. You can create, manage, search and find all components in the Components View.

Tip: To hide the Mac app’s UI, and view just your work on the Canvas, choose View > Hide Interface in the menu (or press .) to toggle Presentation Mode.

Last updated on 05 May 2021

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