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.
Hi friends! 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.
Another plus one for this. Indesign has been able to do this for ages and you can use the pen tools and gradients in that app, sooo I really can’t see what’s the hold up. Especially as they are both from the same company!
Tyler Gilbert commented
I mostly use Illustrator for desktop publishing (my company prefers Illustrator to InDesign, so it's the tool they have me use), and I print a lot of pamphlets that end up getting folded in complicated ways. Being able to rotate the view would be a lifesaver because much of my text ends up needing to face various angles to facilitate for the folds, and it's very difficult to edit when it's at a 90º angle or upside down!
Tyler Mackin commented
If this isn't in the next update....
Haha that’s funny! Yog you wouldn’t leave us hanging would you brooo?
Preben S commented
Yogesh doesn't work at Adobe anymore. According to his Linkedin-profile he left about a year ago.
Luke Flego commented
Yogesh's profile 404s - please don't tell me this idea is stuck in limbo. Maybe it's where Trump's wall is, or just next to Star Citizens' release date...
I suppose there's no difference anyway, he says 2 years later.
Matthew Cooper commented
Man - I check this a lot too. Would be so great for most people, but particularly package designs who frequently have to look at stuff upside down. And flipping objects in a file with a million layers is risky of accidentally leaving one element behind (locked layers etc).
Yeah, you have this feature on photoshop & indesign. Don't you think this might be helpful within an illustration app? DUUUHH
Mustafa Mamdouh commented
Literally I check this thread every week to release this feature to the community
The rotate canvas (or view) feature would be fantastic! Especially since it's a very useful feature that is already incorporated into photoshop & indesign.
Miriam Brückner commented
Any news on this one?
Nick Busfield commented
Easy free rotation of the artboard is a must for freehand linework. In artrage I have it setup to the wheel on my intuos tablet and it's adds so much to the work flow. Add to that, the ability to use the width tool to clean up line widths (without reverting to basic brush) and we're winning. 😁
Benjamin, lets hope they add this feature before we're all dead
Benjamin Weiler commented
I am but a humble illustrator, but I promise, once you add this to Illustrator, I will sing your praises till the day I die.
Another packaging designer here, looking forward to this feature being added. I'm asked by my fellow designers on a regular basis 'how do you rotate the the canvas?'. 'You can't' I tell them! They look at me in disbelief. 'Don't worry', I tell them 'Yogesh is picking it up shortly'.....
I've been waiting for this feature to be added for over 2 years. As a package designer for a leading pet product company in the US, the lack of having this feature has been a hindrance to working quickly and effectively with three dimensional retail boxes in Illustrator as I cannot rotate my artwork to work on the various panels. Please, please Adobe, we are praying for this soon!
Alexander Christiaan Jacob Dekker commented
Brother Yog, you didn't forget about us loyal paying customers did you bro??
While we're at it, why not allow us to rotate our tablet and draw in portrait mode?
This feature used to be available prior to AI CC 2017, but Adobe removed it for some reason.
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The Dazzler commented
Hey Elizabeth, it's not impossible as InDesign already has this feature. Rotating effects will be a challenge though.
The comments are amusing I agree, however I feel sorry for Yogesh copping the full brunt.
Come on Adobe get behind this.