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.

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Solar Energy Storage by Ming-Ching Hsueh » Yanko Design

1 10 2009

Very cool Solar Energy Storage Concept

Solar Energy Storage Concept

Solar Energy Storage Concept

The practical application of Some Shine Solar Energy Storage System is quite simple. You hang up the cool looking Solar Curtain on your window, and keep the battery-pack hooked to the base. It soaks in the solar energy during the daytime, stores it and uses it to replenish your gadgets at night. Hook up your stuff via the USB port and you’re done for the night.

http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/10/01/sun-shine-and-a-curtain/





Erasing Darkness

20 07 2009

Steffen Kehrle and Julia Landsiedl have designed a new light device for Moree.

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Dimmer switches don’t work with energy saving bulbs. The light cuboid produces a comfortable light tint and can be slid continuously out of the aluminium body, producing the same effect as a dimmer switch.

Very innovatiove solution, and it looks good whilst creating a pleasant mood light that can be pushed out of its aluminium shell smoothly.

The only issue I have with it is the cable sticking out the side.

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Technical Data:
Shell from anodized aluminium with silver or champagne colouring, anti-slip feet; easily moveable lightcube, consisting of glasslike plastic (PMMA); Light source: energy saving bulb, max. 15 Watt/ E27; Size (closed): 380 x 131 x 208 mm, extendable to a total length of 680 mm.
Certification: CE





30 Inspirational Desktop Wallpapers

3 07 2009

Desktop wallpapers are all over the web and every now and then I find one that either inspires me to replace my current one or create something myself. For the last two months I’ve used the same wallpaper (Afro Samurai) and thought it was time for a change.

After having a look around on my fav sites I decided to compile a list of my favourites to share with you.

The wallpapers are split into 2 groups 15 from deviantArt and 15 from interfaceLift, and all include at least a 1920×1200 resolution image.

from: deviantArt

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from: interfacelift.com

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If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again

12 05 2009

When will these cowboys learn, If you are going to copy someone’s work you will be found out. Whats worse is that if you have been caught doing it people will be watching you to see if you do it again, and Todd Picquelle has done it again!

full thread on the story at reddit

http://www.reddit.com/comments/8jlc3/remember_todd_picquelle_who_ripped_off_a/

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The site has now been taken down, but not before screengrabs were taken, and from the above screen grab you can see how similar the sites are.

Original site http://www.csmithdesigns.com

thanks to bravelittlememe for the link.





Cool and Playful site

27 04 2009

Who says websites are not as cool as they used to be?

http://www.bio-bak.nl/ have a fun site that uses illustration and sound to amuse you, very funny and will have you sending it to everyone you know. I won’t give any more away, thanks to bravelittlememe for the link.





iRiver Home Internet Phone

22 04 2009

Rufdog has an article about the new iRiver internet phone