How to Create Multiple Artboards in Adobe Illustrator CS6

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

In Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 6, the page itself is referred to as the artboard. Illustrator allows you to create multiple artboards in one document. To create a document with multiple artboards, follow these steps:

1Launch Adobe Illustrator CS6 and choose File→New.

The New Document dialog box appears.

2Specify the number of artboards to start with by entering a number in the Number of Artboards text box.

In this example, there are four artboards.

3To specify how to arrange the artboard, click a grid or row arrangement icon to the right of the Number of Artboards text box.

Using these grid boxes, you can specify how many rows and columns to use and change the direction of the layout from left to right or right to left.

4Enter an amount in the Spacing text box to determine the distance between artboards.

Enter 0 (zero) if you want the artboards to butt against each other, or a higher value if you want some space between them.

5Click OK to create your new document.