Adding and removing artboards

Artboards can be created with new documents or added to your current document at a preset or custom size at any time.

Adding artboards

When creating a new document, you can automatically create your first artboard using the settings in the New Document dialog.

Once you have an document open, you can add artboards using the Artboard Tool.

Artboards can be created:

Removing artboards

Artboards can be deleted from your project at any time. Any objects placed on the artboard will be deleted as well.

As an alternative to deleting an artboard, you can convert it into a standard object. In this situation, any objects on the artboard will be nested within the new object, thereby preserving your design.

To create a new document with an artboard:
  1. From the File menu, click New.
  2. From the dialog, select the Create artboard option.
  3. Adjust the settings in the dialog.
  4. Click OK.
Move Tool Artboard Tool To add artboards at preset dimensions:
  1. (Optional) With the Move Tool, select one or more objects.
  2. On the Tools panel, select the Artboard Tool.
  3. On the context toolbar, from the Size pop-up menu, select:
    • Document—to add an artboard at the current document's dimensions to the canvas.
    • Selection—to add an artboard at the top of the layer stack at the same size and position as the selected object(s).
    • any other preset—to add another artboard at a device-specific preset's dimensions.
  4. On the context toolbar, click Insert Artboard.
Artboard Tool To add custom size artboards:
Move Tool Artboard Tool To copy or duplicate an artboard:
To convert an object to an artboard:
Artboard Tool Remove Layers To remove an artboard:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Using the Artboard Tool, click to select a single artboard or -click to select multiple artboards.
    • On the Layers panel, select one or more artboards.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Press the .
    • Press the .
    • On the Layers panel, click Remove Layer.
To convert an artboard to an object: