Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting individual artboard rulers, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
Sometimes it's the small enhancements you will find in an upgrade that have…the largest impact.…With Illustrator CS5, Rulers work differently now.…Some may argue this is the way they always should have worked.…First, let me zoom in on this artboard right over here.…You can see that the (0,0) point for my ruler is actually appearing in the upper…left-hand corner of my document.…In all previous versions of Illustrator, the (0,0) origin point was always at…the bottom left-hand corner of the document.…Now with the origin point moved away here towards the upper left-hand corner of…the document, Illustrator's ruler system works the same way that just about any…application does, including InDesign or Photoshop.…
Perhaps more important though, is that in Illustrator CS5, each artboard gets its own rulers.…For example, notice I am here on the Branding artboard.…I am actually going to double-click on it to have it zoom to fill my screen.…You can see that my ruler now is set to (0,0), right here in the upper left-hand corner.…
- Creating complex art from basic shapes with the Shape Builder tool
- Transforming flat artwork using perspective grids and vanishing points
- Creating variable-width strokes
- Controlling dashed line length, corners, and gaps
- Creating original brushes using the Brushes panel
- Adding arrowheads to strokes
- Creating web-ready graphics, text, and slices
- Integrating with Flash Catalyst
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the “Mapping flat artwork to perspective grids” video, directions for moving a box in a perpendicular direction say to use the Tilde key. However, upon attempting to move the box using this method, the box continues to move in the same plane, not in a perpendicular fashion. Is the technique in the video incorrect?
A: Adobe changed this keyboard shortcut just before the final release. The shortcut is the "5" key. The video tutorial has been updated to reflect this.