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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 View → Show transparency grid (ctrl / cmd + shift + D). On top of that make sure: save for web has transparency enabled. The transparency grid is just a ...


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Yes. Simply choose Align to Artboard in the Align Panel or Control Bar. Then click the various align buttons.


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Use the Artboard tool (Shift+O) and double-click the image, the artboard size will snap to the image dimensions.


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Press Shift+O. At the top of the screen you can switch from portrait mode or landscape mode. Select your desired position. Then press V (Selection Tool) then Ctrl/Command + A (Select All) to select all the objects. Move your mouse to any corner of the selected box. Your mouse should change to this Hold Shift and Click & Drag to rotate the ...


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You turned on the "Transparent Grid". You can go to View → Hide Transparency Grid or hit Command/Ctrl+Shift+D.


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It is possible in CS5.1 - late response but was looking for another answer and stumbled on this question. In the Artboards panel (Ctrl + SHIFT + O) you can re order the artboards listed by dragging a row up or down to the required position. This renumbers the artboards. Great for the purposes of exporting, no more reordering pdf pages each time. ...


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Just choose Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork. That will make the artboard fit precisely to the edge of all the artwork, including the background square. There is no command to scale artwork to match the artboard.


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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 artboard, simply select it in the layers panel, open up the properties windows and change the background with the Artboard background color dropdown. (Note that ...


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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 to Center" will be aligned with the center of the currently active artboard.


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I would make a rectangle the same size as the artboard and turn it into a clipping mask. To do this, group together all the layers you wish to trim by selecting them and entering command+g. Next, make a rectangle with the same dimensions as your artboard, and center horizontally and vertically. With the rectangle layer in front, select both objects, enter ...


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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 top layer and you can easily toggle it on and off, or lock the layer and simply work around it. Way easier than messing around with clipping masks.


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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 all layers within the artboard including the rectangle are selected. Scale and transform the layers up to the desired size. Then just simply redraw the artboard ...


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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 sometimes do. Create a new layer above all your other layers Draw a rectangle that exactly fits your artboard (or bleed, or whatever you want). If you have smart ...


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New artboards can be added by either of the two: Pick the Artboard Tool and click-drag it in the canvas area of the Illustrator document. Pick the Artboard Tool, click on the New Artboard in the Control Panel, select the desired size from the list of Artboard Presets in the Control Panel and click in the desired area of the canvas to add a new Artboard. ...


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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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there's nothing wrong with the .ai you provided. i looked at it, spotted nothing wrong, I tried different export options, even resizing the artboard and moving it around. I did some reading and it turns out Adobe did a half job when it included svg support. Adobe does not use svg viewboxes and offers no way to actually define a viewboxes coordinates. What ...


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Illustrator doesn't really have a "master artboard" option. If you need one artboard which contains all other artboards, then you are going about things the proper way. Simply stack artboards as needed. If you are looking for the ability to have identical items on several artboards, simply create the first item on one artboard. Drag it to the Symbols Panel....


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


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1) Open image in Illustrator 2) Object/Artboards/Fit to Artwork Bounds


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Unfortunately, Adobe hasn't seen a scenario where a user would want to move more than one artboard at a time. I'm not certain why this limitation exists. However, there's no way to manually move two or more artboards at the same time. The only way to move more than one artboard simultaneously is via Object > Artboards > Rearrange... which may or may ...


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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 CMYK with the largest 'Quality' and 300dpi 'Resolution' Note: for printing purposes a PDF might work better. In which case you should use 'Save as' and choose ...


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There's a script for that. (this is probably the script Joonas' comment alludes to - works just fine in CS6). (to then fit the art board after fitting the text box, use the art board tool and click on the text box) Courtesy of Kelso Cartography who have loads of great scripts (their scripts to switch point and area text are also highly recommended), you ...


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Illustrator doesn't (as of 5.1) have a handy "fit frame to content" feature like InDesign. Just select the text frame and drag the handles inward until the frame is snug to the text.


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When placing an ai file Check the checkbox Show options and Then in the new modal window, select Crop to: Crop


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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 had been available, but in Sketch 3.7, you can achieve it exactly. Just select the artboard and on the Inspector, click on the Resize to Fit. Sketch ...


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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 below, the number on the left is the actual order and on the right you have the artboard name, that by default is "Artboard 1, 2 etc." But it has nothing to do ...


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Maybe you can help script artboardsToPSD.jsx #target photoshop app.bringToFront(); var docRef = app.activeDocument, allArtboards, artboardsCount = 0, inputFolder = Folder.selectDialog("Select a folder to process"); if (inputFolder) { function getAllArtboards() { try { var ab = []; var theRef = new ActionReference(); theRef....


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Those lines are Print Tiling guides. They're designed to help you print a single design over multiple pages. For more information on Print Tiling in Illustrator check out the Viewing Artwork article within the Adobe Help section. To hide the guides, select Hide Print Tiling from the View menu.


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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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Yes, the Duplicate (Cmd-D) shortcut is great at times, but it retains the original origin point for any transformation. There are times where this is very beneficial, like step and repeating. If you need to scale several objects throughout the artboard and you do not want them to change position, a better alternative is to select the objects, then use ...


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