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How can I get a transparent artboard?

The background is transparent. It is just emulating paper so you can not see it. A block of white is different from the white background. You can enable Photoshop like transparency grid by choosing ...
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Transparent artboard backgrounds in Photoshop

As of Photoshop CC 2015.5 you can now have artboards with transparent backgrounds. Either create a new Artboard and select Transparent under the Background Contents menu or, if you have an existing ...
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How to align all objects in the center of the artboard using Illustrator?

In CC, press the pop-out menu to enable the additional options. Select "Show Options" Select the "Align To" button and choose "Align to Artboard." After that, any objects you select and use "Align ...
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Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside

This can be done in a hacky way. Create a layer that is a rectangle encompassing the entire artboard you want to scale. Make sure the rectangle snaps to the edges of the current artboard. Make sure ...
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How to hide objects outside artboards in Illustrator?

Go to: View > Trim View Can toggle on and off through menu, or create your own keystroke shortcut.
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How to hide objects outside artboards in Illustrator?

I usually just create a rectangle with no fill and the heaviest stroke possible (1000pt). Then align the stroke to outside. Then I change the line colour to match the grey background. Set this as the ...
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How to fit text box size to text?

This is now a built-in feature as of 2014 in Adobe Illustrator CC. You'll find it under Type > Area Type Options > Auto Size.
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How to hide objects outside artboards in Illustrator?

Using a clipping mask is one option, but can be annoying if you want to keep the mask while you are working with the ability to turn it on and off. This may not be the best option but is what I ...
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Create an artboard automatically to the size of an image (Illustrator)

1) Open image in Illustrator 2) Object/Artboards/Fit to Artwork Bounds
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How can I easily move multiple artboards in Illustrator?

In more recent versions of Illustrator, one can simply Shift-Click to select more than a single artboard and move them. Original answer posted in 2014 CS6 or older.... Unfortunately, Adobe hasn't ...
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Illustrator: how to only export artwork inside the artboard and ignore what falls outside

If you must use JPG: Go to 'File → Export' Choose 'JPG' from the 'Type' dropdown menu Tick 'Use Artboards' (this excludes the fall off) Click 'Save' Since you mentioned needing this for print, choose ...
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Resize artboard to content in Sketch

This question has not been accepted and I think what OP were looking for is resize the artboard to fit to the content with it, and thus it got no answer so far. While I don't know when this feature ...
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How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

The clipping mask will not remove the paths and points that are off the artboard — it will simply hide them. I would use the Crop pathfinder. Create your artboard sized rectangle on top of the ...
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Illustrator: how to change the artboard number?

Open the Artboards panel and drag the artboard to the desired spot, but be aware this will not change the actual position of the artboad in your Illustrator workspace. As you can see in the image ...
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how to save as each art-board as separate PSD file in photoshop cc 2015

Maybe you can help script artboardsToPSD.jsx #target photoshop app.bringToFront(); var docRef = app.activeDocument, allArtboards, artboardsCount = 0, inputFolder = Folder.selectDialog("Select a ...
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How do I reposition an artboard which is covered by an image?

You can use the artboard title as a handle. Click the artboard title, then you can drag it wherever you'd like.
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Fitting an object to an artboard in Adobe Illustrator

If you press Shift-o then Enter It will show you the width and height of the selected Artbord. You can manually enter these dimensions to your object by first Selecting the object, going to the top ...
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how to save as each art-board as separate PSD file in photoshop cc 2015

I'm not sure since which update but Photoshop CC does this out of the box. You can export all artboards to PSDs or just the selected ones. Just go to File > Export > Artboards to Files... and give it ...
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Only exporting one artboard in Photoshop

Instead of "Export As...", select "File > Export > Artboards to Files": This will give you the option to export the selected Artboard only.
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Change the artboard dimensions unit of measurement in Illustrator?

File > Document Setup > Units Changing the value here will change the units used by your artboard(s).
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How do I set up non-rectangular paper shapes for printing in Adobe Illustrator?

You should really ask the print shop about how to set up your file. They should be able to send you a template of the punch form used and give you some guidance. That said, a PDF can only ever be ...
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Photoshop Artboard has a weird 1px line around?

Has this got anything to do with your preferences setup where your borders might be set to line?
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Sketch 3 - Is there a way to export all artboards in a .sketch file from multiple Pages?

For a single page you can export all artboards at once like this: Edit > Select all art boards Layer > Make exportable Now you can export art boards. For example I have four art boards:
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How to batch select and move multiple artboards in Sketch

Use the layers panel I find the easiest way to accurately select multiple artboards is the layers panel. Collapse the artboard groups (if your list is too long), then command-click each title you're ...
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How to hide objects outside artboards in Illustrator?

This is a super easy workaround that I've used quite a bit if you want to view what it will look like on the page. I originally learned about it on this group somewhere, but cannot find the original ...
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InDesign: how to choose which artboards to import from AI file

Import using CTRL+D (not drag & drop) and tick the "Show Import Options" check box. That will open up some options where you can choose which specific artboard to place. This is indeed ...
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Change the artboard dimensions unit of measurement in Illustrator?

Control-Click or Right-click the Rulers at the edge of the window (View > Rulers > Show Rulers) and pick whatever measurement system you want.
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How to send client only the image in the artboard?

Delete everything you don't want in the file, then save it. If you want to retain all the stuff outside the artboard for your own reference, then use Save As... and title the file differently.
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Illustrator - communicating with printing company

Send each print project separately. That means split your AI document into 1 artboard per project. And you can then designate the quantity desired for FileXXXX.pdf, etc. With varying quantities, ...
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Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside

Select all the objects you wish to resize then click Object -> Transform -> Scale. You can scale uniformly and preserve ratio or independently for each axis, but do remember to tick the Scale Strokes &...
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