Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the new Artboards panel, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
One of the big features that was added to Illustrator CS4 was the ability to…have multiple artboards inside of a single Illustrator document.…Now in Illustrator CS5, Adobe follows up with that by making it even easier to…work with these artboards.…For example, in this document, I have five different artboards that I am working with.…I may be working with an overall campaign of different elements for the Hansel…& Petal flower store, and it's really helpful for me to have all these pieces of…art in a single document so I can easily share elements between them.…Now we know when working inside of Illustrator, any time I click on artboard,…that artboard becomes the active artboard.…
I also know that in order for me to make adjustments or edits to artboards…themselves, I enter a specific mode called Artboard Edit mode.…I can do that either by selecting the Artboard tool in the Tools panel or I can…use the keyboard shortcut Shift+O on my keyboard to enter that mode.…As you can see, here as I click on an artboard, that artboard becomes the active…
- 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.