I'm creating a graphic for a website. When trying it out, I realized it was a bit blurry.

I asked a graphic designer the reason it was blurry, and she had stated the graphic may need to be larger, and to try the width at 1000 pixels.

How can I set a custom size for my artboard, to a specific number of pixels in Adobe Illustrator?

Thank you for any help.


2 Answers 2


Simply enter the number of pixels in the measurement fields, with the Artboard Tool selected...

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(You need first select the Artboard Tool to see the measurement fields in the Control Bar.)

You can insert any number and any measurement system and Illustrator will honor it. 1000px, 1000pt, 1000p0, 100", 1000cm, 1000mm, etc.

You can also do the same thing in the new document window... enter whatever value you want...

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You can also simply draw a rectangle the size you want in an existing document, then choose Object > Artboards > Convert to Artboards from the menu.

  • This answer might need to be edited, it looks like CC2018 doesn't have tools at the top anymore. Clicking twice on the Artboard icon in the tools drawer also lets the user specify desired dimensions. Apr 3, 2018 at 18:14
  • @MicroMachine actually the first sentence in this answer states to select the Artboard tool first. But I did highlight that aspect a bit more.
    – Scott
    Apr 3, 2018 at 18:25
  • In this screenshot, Artboard tool is selected and no text fields are to be seen on top of the screen (different from the first image in the answer): imgur.com/a/TqCrTGf May 17, 2018 at 22:19
  • @MicroMachine turn on the Control Bar... Window > Control.. that should really always be on, at least that's how I set things.
    – Scott
    May 17, 2018 at 23:07
  • That's a big detail! If you hadn't told me, I would have assumed they. had gotten rid of it... May 18, 2018 at 18:33

In the menu:
Illustrator > Preferences > Units
Set General to Pixels in the dropdown.
Then, you can set all the values to pixels because that is the default.

  • You can also do File > Document Setup > Units Apr 3, 2019 at 15:26

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