Illustrator - 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.
Rotate canvas story has been added to backlog. We will be picking it up shortly.
Randy Devost commented
@yugbru You're right! This is the best thread on the interwebs and the only one I follow strictly!!! I've been an Adobe user since Illustrator 88. I'm still shocked we haven't seen this feature.
I've been using Adobe products since Photoshop 2.5, so they have helped me to earn some bread everyday. Currently I have a subscription to their cloud offer paid for by my place of work. However I think Affinity Designer with a one-off fee of under $60 dollars is motive enough for individuals and freelancers to leave the clutches of Adobe who don't even care about this issue, it's sad :-(. Even though this is the best thread on the internet and has been keeping me entertained for the last three years!! boomshanka!
Randy Devost commented
I've owned Affinity Designer & Photo for a couple years now but my 2010 MacBook Air really hasn't been good enough to play much with the software. I have the apps installed on my workstation at work but have never had the opportunity to really used it other than once when a client supplied their logo in that format. But... lately I've been thinking more and more if I buy a new iMac for at home use and get laid off again due to Covid19 restrictions I'm going to dive into these other programs hard to see what they can do! Getting tired of Adobe and also don't want to lease software.
At this point I'll try anything. Affinity Designer here I come. Adobe wants us to rent their software and act like slum lords as they neglect some of the most sought after and NECESSARY feature requests. Unacceptable.
After using Adobe products consistently (but I sure loved Macromedia Freehand!) for 25 years, I just downloaded Affinity Designer. This thread is PRECISELY why.
I can't even imagine the nightmare of switching, but I'm going to at least have a look.
No artboard rotation in an illustration application? "Picking it up shortly" and silence for three years? Monthly fees and I don't own the software. Might be time to make the switch.
Simon Bowland commented
Philip King (below) has hit the nail on the head. I would recommend that users frustrated with the lack of artboard rotation (and other useful features) try the demo of Affinity Designer to see just how much faster and better it is. Then, if you're happy to stick with Affinity, contact Adobe and tell them so.
Philip King commented
I would have more respect for Adobe in this and other long-awaited features if they came out and said that unfortunately the underlying architecture of illustrator is so old and creaky that some features are impossible to add without completely rewriting the codebase, which would risk breaking many trusted features and third-party plugins and potentially take years to implement.
My suspicion is that Adobe’s intention is to grow the iOS apps to a point where they can be ported to desktop and completely replace the aging desktop apps.
We also need to be able to upvote comments here. I would give a gold star to Anonymous for 'Very similar to "We'll be picking it up shortly."'
From 2017!! Brilliant. 😂
Absolutely. I actually have called to inquire about this and the customer service rep said "we'll be updating that feature request thread as soon as possible." Very similar to "We'll be picking it up shortly." Got it. Thanks Adobe.
If anyone wants to be convinced how little Adobe care about sorting this try contact them to ask for an update on this feature
This should be a default feature considering it's the "industry standard" illustration application. Affinity Designer has this currently implemented. Thanks Adobe, for keeping us updated on the status of this feature request. Your customer service SUCKS.
Joshua Merrill commented
Yes, We need to be able to view, draw, and edit at an angle
I need this. It is so simple in Indesign, why is this still missing in illustrator?
Daniela G commented
I can't believe this was not done yet.
This is an example of why I need to rotate AI canvas.
I have rectangles set up in specific position to mask my design so that I can print it in a way that it can be easily installed on a vehicle. I prefer to do this with art boards by using the export as screen function. The problem is I can not convert rotated rectangles to artboards.
Still a useful feature, which is missing here. When will be the day?
Sven T commented
Rotate view of the artboard is needed.
Sometimes you want to be able to work on panels of type that appear upside-down on the design, and rotate view would help with that. It seems to me this would be a simple thing to add. Why the wait? Thanks.
Markus Steinschaden commented
I started this request on the 8th of May 2017 and we're still waiting! But hey it is just 2 years in backlog... Guys if you need to know how it can be done please ask the Serif Team behind Affinity Designer - cause they did it already! I know Adobe is still the industry standard but don't forget why because of the users and I don't think it is rocket science but please proof me wrong.
Demonstration how canvas rotation could look like even on a iPad!
All the best, stay healthy and keep your promise to make the cloud worth it to the users and not just the shareholders!
If the option of rotating Artboard is too difficult in Illustrator, maybe it is easier to create "rotated views"?
Menu View - New View - Save View - Rotate View
So you can create multiple views for one document and switch between them.
Plus a panel with VIEW MINIATURE PREVIEW, such as a page palette with page thumbnail previews.
Then you can create such a view and manage it by, for example, the parameter for the "rotate view" view.
When working with packaging, the inability to rotate the view of the packaging walls while working in one document.
Thank you everyone for the current effort.
even in 2020 still no Artwork rotation feature on it ???????