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How and why to use art boards when working in Adobe Illustrator.
When to use
Artboards can be extremely useful for creating different versions of a design as well as organizing your work all in one document. You can use artboards to lay out different pieces of a campaign such as a letterhead, envelope, and business card.
- Launch Adobe Illustrator
- Choose ‘New…’ from the Start Workspace
- Any of the preset options or custom sized documents will allow you to choose any number of artboards.
Hints & tips
- If you want to add or remove an artboard once you've created a document, you can easily do so by using the Artboard Tool or accessing it via the Window menu.
- If you have a document with multiple artboards, you can grab the artboard tool and then move individual artboards around freely within the workspace.
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