How can I round the corners of the artboard to follow the rounded rectangle that I have covering it? (the end goal is export it as a PDF)

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    You cant a pdf page is allways a square
    – joojaa
    Aug 7, 2020 at 4:30

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You can't. Sorry, artboards are not "objects" and are always squared corner rectangles.


Most common image file formats, PDF included, are rectangular in shape. Everything is contained inside a rectangle of a certain size. Then, some formats will allow transparency to be used, in which case you can have rounded corners in the actual artwork, but not in the actual file itself, which will still have sharp, 90-degree corners.

  • Most, nearly all i mean i im only aware of one exception to this and that is Ptex and that is not really a flat image at all.
    – joojaa
    Aug 7, 2020 at 17:28

An artboard can't be rounded. A rounded rectangle is enough, and it can be used to achieve your purpose. It is how we design all kinds. I hope you understand.

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