Multiple Artboards in Illustrator
● This is an introductory tutorial in Illustrator on setting up multiple artboards.
✓ Multiple Artboards ✓ Appearance Panel ✓ Gradient Fill ✓ Align Stroke ✓ Stroke Width ✓ Offset Path
• This tutorial is part of the Free Trade Project.
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Here are some examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step 1: Open Adobe Illustrator ~
✓ Go to: File > New and open a new document with the following settings:
✓ Number of Artboards: 2
✓ Width: 14 inches
✓ Height: 6 inches
✓ Units: Inches
✓ Select Grid by Column …
✓ … to stack your artboards on top of each other.
Step #4: Borders ~
✓ Get the Rectangle Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (m) …
✓ … and draw a rectangle shape.
Step #4: Gradient Fill Colors ~
✓ Click the Swatches icon or go to: Window > Swatches …
✓ … find the swatch you downloaded from this tutorial.
Step #5: Radial Gradient ~
✓ Now click the Gradient icon or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+F9 and select Linear as the Type.
✓ You can try Radial Gradient too - if you want.
✓ See which looks better.
✓ Remember: Experiment!
Step #6: Choose your Gradient Color Stops ~
✓ Now you can drag colors from the Swatches menu to fill your gradient …
✓ … drag OFF any stops you don't need …
✓ … and apply the gradient to your shapes.
Step #7: Reverse Gradient ~
✓ Click Reverse Gradient (if necessary ).
Step #8: Change the Stroke Color and Size ~
✓ Change the Stroke color and Size also.
Step #9: Modify the Stroke ~
✓ Click the word Stroke on the menu …
✓ … and click "Align stroke to inside".
✓ That moves the stroke to the inside the line rather than the center …
Step #10: Appearance Panel ~
✓ Open the Appearance Panel by clicking on or go to: Window > Appearance
✓ Here you can also make changes to your stroke.
✓ Click on the stroke layer and then go up to: Effect > Path > Offset Path, hit Preview, and give your stroke a negative offset.
✓ Try different settings!
✓ Do different stuff!
Last Step: Save ~
✓ Save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.]
• ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.
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