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Your Universal Graphics Tool

Visualize your workflow with a diverse content creation tool able to combine adaptable text, image, object, and effect elements in a single document. Canvas Draw 5 services the creation of mechanical documentation, including assembly, maintenance, and repair instructions. Rapidly illustrate complicated procedures, processes, and workflows with the convenient application of built-in templates and over 2000 symbols. Designed for business professionals and creatives alike, Canvas Draw 5's comprehensive set of vector object and advanced raster image editing tools make it easy to take your operation to the next level.

Unleash multi-industry innovation,

in one software, on one Canvas TM.

Branding & Illustrations

Creating a strong, cohesive brand is the most powerful move a small business can make. Canvas Draw provides all of the drawing, painting, image editing, and typing tools and effects you could possibly need to establish solid brand recognition through your media assets.

What's New?

Touch bar support

Users with newer Macs with Touch Bar support can swipe, tap, and slide to control many commonly-used functions in Canvas Draw, including sliders, opacity, and rotation.

SVGZ export

You can use the SVGZ Export function to embed images, allowing you to create a single compressed file for export.

Copy Excel cells

Easily duplicate text from your Excel® spreadsheets into tables in Canvas Draw 5.

Type palette

You can create character or paragraph styles and save them for future use, as well as share them with other Canvas Draw users.

Small caps

Enjoy balance and symmetry with formatting for uppercase text allowing it to maintain the same height as its lowercase equivalent.

Dynamic effects

Use Dynamic Effects to apply shadows, reflections, glow, or soft edges to objects. Dynamic Effects will move and resize with their objects.

Smart snaps

Center, size, and align objects relative to each other or their location on the page. Toggle them on and off and change their color as desired.

Grid/Guide Upgrades

You can quickly customize the color of guides, allowing you to make the most out of Canvas Draw drawing aids.

Selection Range Increased

You can opt to display each bounding box in selections containing over 1000 objects.

Visual Communication for Professionals

Quickly create, customize, and add to tables with no fuss or learning curve. Copy data directly into your tables from Excel® or other sources. Tailor cell borders, size, and look and feel to your needs, or make them invisible.

Branding & Vector Illustration

Canvas Draw makes your creative marketing efforts easy and dynamic with an integrated design environment. With an extensive collection of symbols, a wide range of file compatibility, and advanced editing tools, you can paint, draw, select, retouch, color correct, and clone your way to seamless designs, typography, and branding.

Real Estate &
Computer-aided Design

Communicate the characteristics of a space by blowing up specific areas, creating 3D vector and text objects, tracing out features and converting them to paths, and much more. Reach your audience by creating composites, touching up images, using transparency effects, and a variety of industry-leading tools and filters.

  • Unicode Support

    Integrate accented and alternative characters, as well as Roman and non-Roman alphabets, all in the same document.

  • Optimized Workspace

    Experience comprehensive workspace customization by docking or ripping off palettes for quick access, and hiding and revealing as desired.

  • Sleek Searching

    Locate everything you're looking for with the Find command, including text or objects with specific characteristics. Search by names, numbers, layers, effects, types, strokes, colors, and much more.

  • Link it Up

    Assign hyperlinks to page elements so they jump to files or webpages, a local hard drive, or an intranet. Create email links using the mailto: command, or define anchors with the Anchor function. Add hotspots to graphics for documents to be exported to PDF. Quickly test your links with the Hyperlink Pointer.

  • File Format Flexibility

    Canvas Draw 5 offers a wide range of supported file formats for import and export, including formats for 2D vector graphics, raster graphics, text, AutoCAD, and web content.

  • Create 3D Vector and Text Objects

    Push your objects into the third dimension with the Extrude command. Select between parallel, circular, or semi-circular styles, define a light source, intensity and color, rotation angles, and more.

  • Make Your Mark

    Save time generating graphics or text for print. Easily inject crop marks into your document — short vertical and horizontal lines helpfully indicating where an illustration or page can be trimmed after printing.

  • Auto Trace without a Trace

    Break down the barriers between vector and raster images with the Auto Trace command. Save time by automatically tracing an entire image, or any channel within an image, and generating a vector object out of the specified input.

  • Time-Saving Text Tools

    Quickly divide paragraphs into sections for newsletters, pamphlets, and easily digestible content. Select color, calligraphic, neon, parallel, symbol, or pen strokes or dashes for your horizontal lines, and choose the length and offset value suited to your project.

  • Fitting Flowcharts

    Present complex data in visually appealing, logical, and accessible flowcharts. Avoid having to import static pre-made charts by creating dynamic charts and tables with data inputted directly into Canvas Draw 5 for Mac.

  • Creative Assets

    Canvas Draw 5 for Mac allows you to create designs with both vector and raster graphics, as well as text objects. Easily import and improve a number of file formats, or create your own documents from scratch with a sizable variety of vector illustration, painting, and text tools. Enhance images and artwork with transparency effects, vector effects, text effects, and an array of image filters.

  • Diverse Drawing Tools

    Canvas Draw 5 has tools for drawing lines, rectangles, ovals, and arcs, in addition to complex shapes like grids, multigons, concentric circles, cubes, and spirals. Its various Curve tools let you create and edit object paths of any shape as either open or closed paths. After creating your artwork, you can use SpriteEffects and vector effects to make it even more visually appealing.

  • Painting Provisions

    Canvas Draw 5 provides a full palette of painting tools, including the digital equivalents of markers, airbrushes, and paintbrushes, plus tools for creating effects like neon and blends. The Paint tools palette also provides tools to select, retouch, color correct, and clone images. When in image edit mode, you also have full access to a multitude of image filters and effects.

  • All Access Attributes

    The Attributes palette provides one-stop access to all Fill and Stroke Inks (colors, gradients, hatches, textures, symbols, and patterns); Pen styles (plain, calligraphic, neon, and parallel); Dash settings, and Arrow styles. You can also create your own inks, pen strokes, dashes, or arrows, and add them as presets for future use.

  • Packing Objects

    Canvas Draw 5 comes pre-loaded with commonly used and specialized symbols. You can also create your own from any vector, text, composite, or paint object, and add it to the Symbol Library. If you select and replace a symbol, all copies of it in the document will change along with it, allowing you to maximize efficiency.

  • Snap it up

    Snap options help you to draw objects in exact positions relative to other objects. Draw lines that are parallel or perpendicular to other lines, draw circles contained inside other objects, and start drawing from the center points of objects.

Blueprints & Technical

Create blueprints, floor plans, scale drawings, architectural designs, and other technical drawings with measured definitude and placement. Snap objects into exact positions relative to each other, draw from center points, define scale, systematically align, display sizes, add labels, callouts, or comments, create flowchart diagrams, and more.

Desktop Publication &

Canvas Draw facilitates both internal and external communication with tools for indicating revisions, tracking changes, and adding comments for collaborative projects, as well as presentation documents with unique qualities for distributing information further. Update the master page of a presentation document, and all subsequent pages will automatically reflect the change, saving you time and effort. Add speaker notes to slide show presentations for prompts during playback.

Illustrate your industry


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System Requirements

To activate your software, you will need a valid email address and an internet connection.


Mac computer with an Intel® processor ​with 64-bit support ​
4 GB RAM installed
2 GB free hard disk space (4 GB recommended) ​
1024x768 or higher screen resolution recommended​


macOS Sierra (10.12), macOS High Sierra (10.13), and macOS Mojave (10.14)

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