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.
Please allow a way to disable the Rotate Canvas. Not everyone wants this! I don't! and I can't stop it from happening when I'm using my Wacom Tablet.
Please include a setting to disable Auto Rotate. It's driving me crazy. Thank you!
Bob D (NL) commented
FINALLY ! something that prehaps resembles the UCS, autocad offers... if only it could rotate the orthogonal shift restrictions to align with the rotated view (!!!)
in practice this feature sprung into operation without my explicit desire (albeit my command...) panning WITH shift . .. naughty boy! omg wtf didido #404
Mackenzie O. commented
Hello! Is there a way to disable or lock this feature? I keep rotating everything by accident and it's happening so frequently it's affecting my productivity. The trackpad command is almost identical to zooming in/out making it very easy to trigger.
Ashley R. Drach commented
Hi - is there an option to lock to prevent the rotation? It is extremely sensitive with magic trackpad. Thanks!
how do i disable the rotation via trackpad? Happens by accident too often.
Matt Rock commented
@dbiscs hitting the ESC key should return your artboard back to default view.
Hi, I think there may be a bug with the art board rotate, or I am doing something wrong. I rotated the artboard and now it will not return to 0 degrees (straight) it will only do angles, basically anything but straight. It appears to be snapping to any non straight angle and I can no longer work on my project now as is it stuck at a permanent angle.
Simon Bowland commented
@Roshi Kasliwal I'm pretty sure you can fix that error message by updating a Logitech driver on your system.
Roshi Kasliwal commented
Craig Grando commented
Thanks! This has been long overdue and very frustrating, but for me one of the benefits of waiting is how exciting it will be the next time I really need this, and its finally there. Looking forward to that moment.
Clayton Shima commented
Flipping the artwork is already available in Illustrator
I think being able to quickly flip the canvas is missing. It's so crucial to see sometimes if your design is balanced to be able to see it flipped. I don't want to always have to transform- reflect my designs to see if they work. Sometimes it's difficult with many layers. Just a quick flip canvas preview would be so awesome.
Need it in the primary version.
Gabriel Slenker commented
Should be added in AI
Millou Jean commented
L'intérêt serait de pouvoir faciliter certains gestes, ou de visualiser l'illustration sous différents angles.
This feature very nice!
but It works so easily. I wish it was difficult to operate.
I am loving this new feature! Will this feature be available in the Properties Panel?
Neil M commented
Great feature. Is it possible to lock rotation? I keep unintentionally rotating and having to click out of what I'm doing to reset rotation is a bit off putting.
Jose Bernal commented
I downloaded the beta but i don't know how to activate the feature.