Illustrator: Multiple Artboards

23 11 2010

A lot of us are used to working with Quark and multiple pages side by side for layouts or just when exploring different variations of a design/document.

I’ve recently discovered that Illustrator can now do this too, not sure how long ago they added this features (i believe it was CS4), but I hadn’t noticed them till recently. This is why I thought I’d make a post about it so that I don’t forget and to help anyone else who might need help setting it up.

It’s quite painless for Illustrator, I expected it to be hidden in some weird non related panel.

I have found two ways:

1. At the start of a project when you define the document size you will see an extra field for artboards (See figure 1).

Figure 1

2. If you already have a document and you need an additional artboard you can add more by click the windows menu option at the top of the screen, then select Artboard from the menu list (See figure 2). This will open a panel for manipulating artboards, where you can add delete or even rearrange your artboards (See figure 3).

Figure 2

Figure 3

I hope this helps and if you need further help check out the Adobe Help pages,
Here is a link to the artboards help for CS4 and above.





Flight Pictures « 1337arts

16 09 2009

Flight Pictures « 1337arts.

A group of MIT students seeking to share the artistic aspects of science with others. On Sept. 2, 2009,  launched a digital camera into near-space to take photographs of the earth from high up above.





Audi Centenary Sculpture

7 07 2009

A new 32 metre high sculpture has been created for Audi by Gerry Judah at the Goodwood festival of speed in West Sussex, England.

Created to mark the brands centenary, featuring a vintage Audi as well as the new R8 racing into the sky.

With construction work fully underway, the Audi ‘Central Feature’ art installation is one of the most ambitious and striking sculptures ever constructed for the Festival, representing the unique style of one of the World’s most innovative automotive brands.

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The jaw-dropping 2009 Festival of Speed Central Feature will mark the second occasion that Audi has chosen to celebrate a significant anniversary at Goodwood.  In 1999 Audi was honoured with one of the most striking and memorable Goodwood central features to date for its 90th anniversary.  The famous Avus race track banking was recalled in an astonishing installation that included an Auto Union Streamliner and stunning Audi Avus quattro concept car perched on the banking.

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Structural Engineering: Capita Bobrowski
Steel Fabrication and Installation: Littlehampton Welding Ltd





Sky Art

11 05 2009

I came across some fantastic images on flickr, that i had to share,

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But this is by far my favourite

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All these images and more are available on hb19’s flick account, there are about 60 photos in the set, so you are bound to find your favourite in there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/h19/sets/72157594182549008/with/176672959/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/h19/





Sculptures made of tires

8 05 2009

Tire sculptures

Full post at http://www.oddee.com/item_96637.aspx