If you are having trouble changing the canvas size in Illustrator then you are at the right place. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to change the canvas size in Illustrator.
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What is Canvas in Adobe Illustrator?
First of all, we need to understand the term Canvas. Canvas is the main board on which we can have multiple artboards that are used for designing purposes in Adobe Illustrator.
There are multiple ways to change and adjust the measurement of canvas or artboards in Adobe Illustrator. Multiple artboards or canvases can be placed within a single workspace.
How to Change Canvas Size in Illustrator
You can not change the canvas size in Illustrator, but instead of canvas, you can easily change the size of an artboard to have more workspace in Adobe Illustrator.
So here we are going to tell you how you can change the size of Canvas or artboard in Adobe Illustrator by using different methods:
1st Method: By Creating Artboard
When you start Adobe Illustrator and then click on Create new, a new document window appears.
Add all the details according to your need and click on “Create”.
2nd Method: By Artboard Panel
Click on “Artboard Panel” and then the Artboard option that is given.
Artboard options will appear.
Give the settings as you want.
Click on “OK”.
3rd Method: By using the Artboard tool
Select “Artboard tool” from the left toolbar or you can also press “Ctrl + O” from the keyboard to activate the tool.
Artboard will be selected, You can change the size by clicking on blue bounding corners and dragging to make it small or large.
4th Method: By Artboard bar
If you are using Essential Classic mode in Adobe Illustrator, the Artboard menu opens as you select the Artboard tool. Artboard options appear under the Menu bar. There are multiple options available that are easily accessed. Height and width can easily be changed using this. You can also name your canvas or artboard. If you have opened multiple canvas or artboards you can easily give the name to each of them.
You can also select Preset to change the style of the artboards.
Select any size you want.
You can also add New Artboards by clicking on the New Button. (You can add as many as you want)
You have learned to change the size of the canvas in Illustrator.
Basically, there is no way to change the canvas size in Illustrator, but you can change the artboard size easily in order to have more or less space on the canvas.
Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to changing the size of the canvas in Illustrator, you can ask in the comment section below. We have also answered some most frequently asked questions as well.