Click the Artboard tool Shift + O.in the tool panel, or press
Learn how to create and work with artboards.
Artboards let you streamline the design process and work on designs on an infinite canvas. In Illustrator, an artboard is like a sheet of white paper that forms the base for your artistic work. You can use provided presets for popular devices or create custom-sized artboards to design your artwork. You can also export or print them.
When you create a document or open a new file in Illustrator, you can choose your artboard's preset and dimensions. If you have more than one design, you can add or create multiple artboards. You can also resize, rename, replicate, and remove artboards according to your requirements.
Keep your Artboards, Properties, or Control panel handy before you get started on artboards. Choose the below options to activate te panels after you create or open a document:
Windows > Artboards
Windows > Properties
Windows > Controls
Let's say, you want to develop your design, export, or print them on multiple pages. Instead of creating multiple documents, you can create multiple artboards in the same document.
You can create an artboard using the Artboard tool or add new artboards to design your artwork.
Follow the steps below to create an artboard:
To use Artboard options, do the following:
Click the Artboard tool and double-click your artboard.
In the Artboard Options dialog, specify the Name of your artboard and do any of the following:
Select Landscape or Portrait to set the Orientation of your artboard.
If you want to modify the display settings of the artboard, see the additional artboard options.
A. New Artboard B. More options
Selecting multiple artboards can save your time while duplicating, copying, moving, or deleting them.
Follow these steps to select multiple artboards:
Click the Artboard tooland do any of the following:
While working with designs on multiple artboards, you'd want to resize, rename, duplicate, delete, or manage artboards to provide a convenient layout to your artwork. An artboard's name appears in its upper-left corner.
When you want to resize, rename, or duplicate artboards, ensure that the Artboard tool is selected.
See tips and tricks to explore additional ways to resize and rename your artboards.
A reference point allows you to hinge a corner or center of an artboard when you resize it.
To set a reference point, do the following:
Artboards are the base of your designs. You can remove artboards that are inessential or do not contribute to your artwork. However, your document needs at least one artboard in it. If you try to delete all the artboards, the artboard that's numbered 1 will remain.
Follow the steps below to delete your artboards:
A. Delete Artboard B. More options
Watch these 4-minute videos to learn how to create and edit artboards in Illustrator. To learn more, see Work with artboards.
We've got you started on how to create and use artboard to work on your designs. Take a step forward and learn how to cut, copy, rearrange, reorder, and manage your artboard view for your designs.