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Questions tagged [artboard]

Questions about the regions that can contain printable artwork. You resize and set the orientation for your artwork by choosing settings in the Artboard Options dialog box.

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How to align all objects in the center of the artboard using Illustrator?

Is there a shortcut to align all objects in the center of an artboard instead of doing it manually?
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How can I get a transparent artboard?

I want to make a text effect and for that I want a transparent background. My question arises from here; how do I get a transparent background? I am using Illustrator CC.
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Create an artboard automatically to the size of an image (Illustrator)

I am trying to figure out how to make an artboard automatically snap to the size of an image. I know that you can draw a rectangle, then go to the Artboards window and choose "Convert to Artboards" ...
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Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside

I've been looking everywhere, and cannot find my answer so I wanted to ask here. I know how to re-size my artboard in Illustrator and all that, but I cannot get my artboard to re-size with objects ...
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How to hide objects outside artboards in Illustrator?

Is it possible to hide the objects that are outside of the artboard? As you can see in the picture below, the polygons are shown outside of the artboard. I want to hide everything that is outside of ...
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Can you re-number the order of artboards in Illustrator CS4?

I use illustrator with multiple artboards to design website layouts. Often I start at the beginning (what I think is the beginning at the time) and get 15 pages deep. Then I realize that I need to add ...
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Illustrator's background and artboard became transparent

Illustrator has a less known feature to hide artboard and background. I accidentally activated this with some keyboard shortcut. How do I go back to the normal view?
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How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

I've got a very complex texture that I have running WAY over the art board and I need to clean it up for a client. How do I get rid of every point outside of the art board?
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Rotate illustrator canvas and contents?

Is there a way to rotate the canvas in illustrator 90 degrees? It's pdf format. I've tried the Artboard tool (Ctrl/Command + O) I found an answer regarding this: Illustrator opens PDFs rotated 90 ...
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How to fit text box size to text?

I want to fit the artboard to selected art (two text boxes) - the text boxes are larger than the text inside them - how do I fit (shrink) them to wrap tightly around my text? Illustrator version - ...
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Transparent artboard backgrounds in Photoshop

I love the Photoshop artboard feature, however I'm used to seeing the transparent background grid. Is there any way to show this in my artboards in Photoshop? And yes, I know it will still save with ...
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How can I easily move multiple artboards in Illustrator?

All artboards in my current project are organized according to page and iteration. As I'm adding more and more, I've come to the edge of the workable area in Illustrator. I'd rather not break my ...
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Is there option to fit square to artboard size in Illustrator?

I constantly create square background which I should adjust to artboard size. Almost every time I miss one or two pixels (Retina is good for that), so I looked for one-click feature "click object to ...
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Create more than one artboard when document is already saved?

I'm already working with an artboard, but i need two more, how can I add additional artboards to my document in Illustrator?
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Resize artboard to content in Sketch

Does the Sketch app provide something like a "resize artboard to content" command? If yes, where can I find it?
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How do I specify the size of my artboard in pixels with Adobe Illustrator?

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, ...
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How to batch select and move multiple artboards in Sketch

I have a problem moving the selected artboards: only the first one in the batch moves while the selection had shown all N artboards selected (first and last artboards having the white small squares ...
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Illustrator exporting SVG, viewbox doesn't match artboard size?

I'm attempting to output an SVG from Illustrator. My artboard is 256x256 pixels. The top left of the artboard is at 0,0. When I export my svg, the viewbox attribute is 0.5 792.5 256 256. Why isn't it ...
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Is there any way to add a new page to my work in Illustrator ?

Is there any way to add a new page to my work in Illustrator ? I've seen these buttons on the bottom: I guess they are for the pages ? thanks
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How can I print multiple Illustrator artboards on one page?

I'm working on a design that's to be printed. The size of the item is 1/3 of a standard letter page. I would like to be able to work on it in Illustrator only once without the copy and paste at the ...
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Export Multiple Artboards to Pngs Named after the Artboard Without the Filename Prepended

Given the following setup: File: SomeFilename.ai Which contains artboards named: Artboard_01 Artboard_02 Artboard_03 At the moment if I export the artboards Illustrator insists on ...
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Illustrator: how to only export artwork inside the artboard and ignore what falls outside

I need to export what I created to a jpeg for print. The image you see below was created in a new file by first creating a 3.5 x 2.5 file which automatically made a white canvas. I made my design ON ...
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Fitting an object to an artboard in Adobe Illustrator

I can see how to fit an artboard to the art therein (Object -> Artboards -> Fit to selected art), but how do I do the opposite, i.e. how do I automatically resize a selected object to the artboard ...
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Is there a way to have InDesign respect the artboard set in Illustrator?

When placing a *.ai in InDesign, InDesign auto-crops the frame if part of the Illustrator artboard is empty. Even if I outline the Illustrator artboard with a no-stroke, no-fill rectangle, InDesign ...
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Design mobile layouts using physical resolution or logical resolution?

First, some background: All smart phones these days have what is called a "Device Pixel Ratio". Essentially, it means that a web browser on a smart phone is going to interpret the screen resolution ...
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Importing SVG into Illustrator with proper viewBox size

When I try to open an svg file with Illustrator, Illustrator defaults to whatever artboard size was last used when a file was open. As such, the svg, if not the same size as the previous artboard, is ...
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Only exporting one artboard in Photoshop

I started using artboards in Photoshop, they are great for making banner sets. However, I've just had to change something in only 1 of my banners. If I use 'File > Export as...' it only gives me the ...
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Illustrator: how to change the artboard number?

I want to change the order of my artboards when exported to PDF, and the only way i can achieve this is by moving actual artwork from one artboard to another, which doesn't seem right. Is there any ...
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How to import a CSV list of names into Illustrator artwork?

I print decals. A lot of them. Especially this time of year (summer sports, back-to-school, etc.) It'd make my job a lot easier if I could import a CSV list of names into two predefined artboards, ...
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Auto creating artboards in Illustrator?

I have an Illustrator file with icons set up in this fashion on one artboard. Is there a way for me to create artboards for each icon for export easily, without going in and having to click each icon?...
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Why is there a transparent canvas behind my artboards in Photoshop?

I don't understand why photoshop is doing this. Every time I add another artboard, it adds more to the background canvas instead of being a grey like I've seen for others. I've messed with background ...
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InDesign CS6 - Update multiple displayed artboard/pages of linked files without relinking

InDesign CS6. I'd like to know if there is a way of updating a linked file's displayed artboard (.ai) or page (.pdf) without having to go through the process of relinking the file. Currently upon ...
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Change the artboard dimensions unit of measurement in Illustrator?

In Adobe illustrator CC 2015 can I change the artboard dimensions unit of measurement? For example I buy a file online and the dimensions of the artboard are in px and I need it in mm.
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Using multiple artboards in Illustrator

I've got a fairly large illustrator work document where I've been mocking up and developing a logo over time. Each 'stage' is presented on it's own artboard to separate it from the previous. I'm ...
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Photoshop Artboard has a weird 1px line around?

Can anyone tell me why artboard in Photoshop be bounded by a 1px line. How I can fix this? Thank you.
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Illustrator moves objects using “transform again” with scale

Have several copies of the same object moved around to different areas in the artboard. Decide you want to scale them all by 75%. Select the first object, do the scale. Select the next object, press ...
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Illustrator Artboard dimensions for mobile ui design?

I want to create one document with multiple (3) artboards in Illustrator for mobile wireframing/ui design. One for iPhone, Android and iPad. Can I create artboards with different 'resolutions' within ...
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Illustrator opens PDFs rotated 90 degrees. Why, and how do I deal with it?

As I open a PDF file in Illustrator CS6, it displays it rotated 90 degrees CW. If I rotate the artboard and content back to normal for editing and save it, Acrobat Reader displays the file rotated 90 ...
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Illustrator is cropping exported icons despite artboard being Fit to Selected Art

I'm trying to export certain graphics from an Illustrator file. I'm selecting the object, fitting the artboard to the selected artwork, and saving for web & devices, PNG-24 format. When I look at ...
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Multiple Pages vs Single Page with many artboards in Sketch 3?

I'm new to the app so just wondering if anyone has experienced performance issues with just using a single page with tons of artboards vs having multiple pages with few artboards. I'm designing a ...
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Why can't I resize the artboard in CC from center point and not adding only to right side for width?

When resizing and adding any amount of pixels to the width of my artboard I cannot figure out how to add equal amounts to each side rather than just adding to the right side of my artboard. Previously ...
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Illustrator - communicating with printing company

I want to send some artwork (signs) to a printing company - about 20 designs, with varying quantities printed. Each sign is on it's own artboard in illustrator. What is the best way to clearly ...
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How to remove double rectangle from artboard in Illustrator CC?

There's this double rectangle centered on my focused artboard. how can i remove it? screenshot:
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What is this area around my Illustrator artboards?

I'm using illustrator, and had many artboards set up. As I was creating more, I noticed that there is a bigger square in which all of the artboards reside. What is it? How do I make it bigger/smaller? ...
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How to send client only the image in the artboard?

I had to vectorize a logo for a client but there is stuff outside the artboard that I don’t wish to send them. How do I make it so that the AI file I send them only contains what is in the artboard?
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Saving many artboards as eps without the artboards' border

I have an .ai document with many artboards. I would like to save each artboard separately as an .eps so I can place it in InDesign. If I use the "Save As" option and check the "Use Artboards" box. ...
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I can't easily select artboards in Illustrator CS6

I've been using Illustrator CS6 for months and previous versions for years. I don't consider myself a novice by any stretch, but this is driving me NUTS. Up until probably 3 weeks ago, I've been able ...
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Adobe Illustrator: how to reset viewing angle with Astute Graphics plugins installed?

Everything on my artboard is rotated and don't know how to fix that. I've just installed Astute Graphics plugins and after 3 hours of using Illustrator, this is happening.
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How to move guides with artboard?

If I have multiple artboards and I want to move a board, how can I select both the board and it's guides and move them at the same time? Currently I can move the board with its content, but can't ...
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Illustrator: which artboard size for logo design

Can you tell me what size of artboard should I use in Illustrator and also what kind of settings should i do like CMYK vs. RGB while making a logo. Going to use this for print mostly, but also ...