Canvas Draw 6 for macOS, an “All-in-one Graphics Tool” for Mac users

  • Create incredible graphics combining adaptable text, image, object, and effect elements in a single document.
  • Create visual documentation including assembly, maintenance, and repair instructions.
  • Save time illustrating complicated procedures, processes, and workflows with the convenience with built-in templates and over 2000 symbols.
  • Take advantage of both vector and advanced raster image editing tools all in one great macOS application.

Creative Illustration

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

Visualize Technical Illustration

All technical drawings share a common need for top-notch precision.  Canvas Draw answers this need with dimensioning tools that measure distances fro you, calculate angles, affirm scale, join objects with mathematical accuracy, and much more.  All the while conforming to industry standards and allowing you to choose the units.

Canvas Draw at Work

Create visualizations of spatial information with the incredible Canvas Draw toolset.  Flexible technology allows you to apply effects to vector objects, text, and grouped objects, as well as image objects.  You can even work with AutoCAD files.

Publishing & Presentations

Getting your message out into the world has never been easy.  Whether presenting on screen or preparing for high quality publication, you can enjoy complete control over print settings, such as document size and type, colour management and image resolution, as well as slide show execution options for immediate delivery.

Optimized Workspace
Experience comprehensive workspace customization by docking or ripping off palettes for quick access and hiding & 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.

File Format Flexibility
Canvas Draw 6 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.

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

Painting Provisions
Canvas Draw 6 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, colour correct, and clone images. When in image edit mode, you also have full access to a multitude of image filters and effects.

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

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.

All Access Attributes
The Attributes palette provides one-stop access to all Fill and Stroke Inks (colours, 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.

Pre-loaded Symbols
Canvas Draw 6 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.

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.

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 6 for macOS.

What's New in Canvas Draw 6 for macOS

Visual Combine

Intuitively combine areas of overlapping objects to create complex shapes.

Vector Brush

Draw calligraphic vector curves with mouse or tablet.

Annotation Notes

Annotation Notes now supports auto-numbering and auto-alphabetizing.  Use an EasyShape like a circle, rectangle, or diamond shape for annotations.

Page Navigator

Preview thumbnails of all pages in your document.

Mirror Tool

Create mirrored versions of objects by drawing a mirror axis.

Dark Mode

Updated interface supporting light and dark modes of macOS.

Object Path Editor

Control the detail with X/Y coordinates of each point of your shapes.

Ink/Stroke Selection

Quickly select all objects with matching inks or strokes.

Fractalize & Colorize

Fractalize: Create a jagged outline of an object.

Colorize: Tint vector objects with fill colors or pen inks when you want to mix shades together.

Sticky Attributes

Keep last used settings to speed up your creativity.

Smart Dimensions

Automatically update object dimensions when they are resized with “smart dimensions”.

Preview Your Saves

Get the best quality for file size with new JPEG export preview window.

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 ​
  • 8 GB RAM installed (16 GB RAM recommended)
  • 2 GB free hard disk space (4 GB recommended) ​
  • 1024×768 or higher screen resolution recommended​


  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)

Canvas Draw 6 for macOS

  • Brand: Canvas
  • Product Code: Canvas Draw 6 for macOS
  • Availability: 100
  • $578

  • Ex Tax: $513

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