Rotation of the Artboard
Like in Photoshop it would be great if an Artist could rotate the artboard/canvas in Illustrator. If you draw a line from left to right it's never the same stroke as from up to down.
I have some great news for your today. Rotate View (Canvas) feature is available in Illustrator 25.3 (Desktop) now. Thank you all for your feedback which helped us shape up this feature.
Please note: This update is currently only available in the following countries (India, Australia, Netherlands, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Canada, South Korea, UK, Italy) and will rollout globally over the next few weeks.
Justin Whitehouse commented
would be awesome if this could be a function of Surface Dial
Hello I wonder when will this feature be available as an regular update instead of beta, is it possible to know?
Tony, all great suggestions! I am thoroughly enjoying this rotation functionality!
Hello, thank you for adding me to the 25.3 Beta! The functionality is excellent!
I notice it seems to really take advantage of the GPU as it is super smooth, while rotating the view using the CPU is very sluggish.
Here are a things I think are missing:
- Double-Clicking the Rotate View tool icon should reset the view
- Shift-Click during rotation should Hard-Stop at rotation 45 degree increments
- Pressing "Enter" should bring up dialog box where we can set specific angle for the rotation.
Otherwise, it's great. I'm loving it so far!
People not seeing 25.3 Beta that has Rotate Canvas, please send me your Adobe IDs. I will enable access. Send it to kotwal at Adobe.com.
Similar to other folks, I downloaded the Beta available in Creative Cloud app and it is version 24.3 (24.3 52@205569 (64-Bit))
Rotate View does not seem to be an option. Is the newest beta build only available to certain users?
Hello again Avinash,
Sorry but I don't have the option to install the Beta 2021 version of Illustrator from my CC desktop app, only the version which is older than my public release version?
In case it makes a difference I am in the UK running on a Mac with MacOS 11 (Big Sur).
Ryder Booth commented
Using a Wacom Cintiq pro.
As a user I would like to be able to use the twist gesture to rotate the canvas.
Margaret Trauth commented
Nice!! I was waiting for it for some time and I will test it and contribute with whatever I can.
Glen Charles Rowell commented
Is there a way to rotate the canvas without moving objects as well? It would be very useful when we wanna switch from portrait to landscape or landscape to portrait.
Magnus Crawford commented
Same here... I just did the update today, March 10 of 2021 and looked in the beta section. Several apps there but no Illustrator in the list. Version installed became 25.2.1
Can't see anything about Illustrator in beta here :
Rotate view tool/option seems to be missing from the beta?
Ivan Doganov commented
Absolutely great news!
Here are different ways to rotate the canvas
I've downloaded the beta, where can I find the rotate canvas new feature?
Hi Avinash, that's great news. However, I just downloaded the latest Beta - (Illustrator Beta 220.127.116.11) - and I can't see any mention of this new feature either in the Beta notes or anywhere in the app menus?
Wow, thanks for these information!
But where can I find this beta section in the CC desktop application?
Rotate canvas functionality is now available in Beta. You can download this beta through the Creative Cloud Desktop app's beta section.
You can easily rotate the canvas and change its direction. All your artboards and visible onscreen objects will be rotated according to the specified angle. Like zoom, the rotated canvas view will be saved with the document. We are working on enabling artboard guides in a rotated view and shall be available updates soon.
This has been one big missing functionality in Illustrator and we would love to hear your feedback in helping us refine it further. What do you like? What do you think is missing? Please share.