Artboards in Adobe Illustrator: Duplicate artboards

The first theme of my blog will be about artboards in Adobe Illustrator. In my work I often need to create variations of the same basic artwork. Therefore I prefer to duplicate artboards, rather than create them from scratch.
As an example I’ll show how to create variations of a simple hang tag.
So let´s start by opening Artboards panel:
In the artboard panel I choose “Duplicate Artboards” from the drop down menu in the upper right corner.
Now I have to identical artboards, with the advantage that the artwork is placed at exactly the same location on both artboards. 
To try out four color variations, I duplicate my artboard three times and choose four different colors.
It makes your artwork look more professional as it does not jump from side to side on the pages.


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My name is Katja Bjerrum and I love to eliminate boring routine tasks in Adobe Illustrator. I work with scripts, actions and other tricks in Adobe Illustrator to streamline work processes.

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