Setup Your Own Artboards in Adobe Illustrator


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Setting up artboards

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to change the size, quantity, and position of artboards inside of an existing illustration. Currently, I have a single artboard that contains all four of my assets, and by assets I mean pieces of a larger project. So I've got two shirts and two shorts. Let's say I want to relegate each piece of clothing to its own artboard, so that I can print them separately and export them separately as well. The first step would be to figure out how big this artboard is by going up to the View menu choosing Rulers and choosing Show Rulers.

Notice that my rulers are set to Points as by default. Points are great for measuring very small items like text and strokes and so forth, not so great when trying to measure the size of an entire artboard. So I'm going to switch over to a different unit of measure and I'll right-click inside either ruler, doesn't matter which one then choose your desired unit of measure, could be Millimeters or Cen...

Setting up artboards
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Setting up artboards provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Up and Running with Illustrator

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Design
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Illustrator
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