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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Artboards Panel

This post is part of a series called 60 Second Video Tutorials.
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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Artboards Panel
The Artboard Panel in Adobe Illustrator

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Artboards Panel

Ever wondered how you can display and edit all your project's assets in the same document? Well if that's the case, go through this little video which will show you how you can better manage your workflow using only one ai. file, and the Artboards panel.

How to Use Adobe Illustrator's Artboard Panel

To create a new Artboard, open up the panel and then click on the New Artboard icon.

Accessing the Artboard Panel in Adobe Illustrator

We can Rename each artboard by simply Double-clicking on a default allocated name and then giving it a new one.

Renaming Your Artboards in Adobe Illustrator

If we need to remove one of the artboards, we'll simply select it from the panel and then click on the Delete Artboard icon which will remove the canvas, but not the assets themselves.

Deleting an Artboard in Adobe Illustrator

There are a couple of other things that you can adjust such as the Width, Height, Orientation, and Position of the artboards by clicking on the Artboard icon which will bring up a window where you can make your adjustments.

Adjusting the Width Height and Orientation in the Artboard Panel

Want to see this in action? Check out the quick video above to see this lesson at work!

A Bit More Detail

Want to learn more about Adobe Illustrator's vast tools and settings? Check out these tutorials below:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a new series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+. We're aiming to introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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