Use Artboard Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6
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- 1To begin, open Illustrator either from the desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner of the screen and clicking the Windows icon. Clicking the Windows icon will reveal a list of your recently used programs. You may find Illustrator on the list. It has a brown-and-orange icon with the letters "Ai".Advertisement
- 11Once you have a shape, click "Artboard Tool" in the vertical toolbar. The icon looks similar to a grid and is near the bottom-left corner of the vertical toolbar. The artboard is the document area including objects and empty spaces. The edge of your canvas will now appear as a dotted line with crosspoints in the corners.
- 12You can click the corners or sides to expand or shrink (crop) the artboard. It works in the same way that you would make a rectangle larger or smaller. The dotted line shows you the edge of your new artboard, and you can change the size of it by clicking and dragging the corners. Note that pressing and holding the "Shift" key on your keyboard while resizing keeps the proportions of your canvas. A green line may appear when you come to the edge of your object. The green line is the way of guessing where you want the edge of your document to be. Sometimes, Illustrator does not judge well and may cut off parts of your object. It's recommended to leave some space around the edge of your object so you don't accidentally cut it, especially if you will be printing the document.
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