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.
even in 2020 still no Artwork rotation feature on it ???????
This feature would be especially useful if you are designing name tags or cards with layout templates from companies like Avery where you are given a premade artboard.
Stephen Kopchik commented
It would be great in the next version on Illustrator if they included a rotate canvas function like in Photoshop. I use that function so much when I need the right angle to do my work.
It says rotate canvas has been added to backlog and will be picked up shortly. That was nearly 3 years ago. Same old story with Adobe. I've been waiting for ever for other promises by Adobe that they'd be addressing the blurry raster images, the not having to disable gpu processing to enable cmdH hide selection box, to fix smart guides so they actually work as intended, to fix the cmyk to pantone uncoated conversions. Nothing ever is addressed. It's pretty sad when I'm able to achieve a crisp logo graphic by taking a screenshot of a vector logo, yet exporting a raster jpg or png from Adobe software looks like complete garbage and very blurry. Unfortunately screenshots aren't a viable alternative since you can't achieve background transparency, centering and desired file size.
Yes, I've also called to ask about this feature. If you have time to kill I highly recommend reaching out.
Just for reference, if you were paying for JUST illustrator CC (with its regular industry standard updates) you would have paid £619.07 / $759.20 while waiting for them to update this massively desired feature in there software
If you want further proof how little they care (because they have your money) contact them to ask for an update on this feature
Hahahahaha any updates! That's a good one. Adobe has ignored this thread since Nov 2017. Thanks Adobe!
Would still love to see this. Any updates?
Jim T commented
I need this for drawing with a tablet in Illustrator. Just as I would turn a sheet of paper when inking over a drawing, such as when cross-hatching, I would like to do this in Illustrator. But found another vector illustration program that does this quite easily and on sale for $35 Canadian dollars. A great deal. I won't mention the name but I'm sure most can guess what I'm talking about. Adobe needs to get kicked in the butt by another company, so they stop taking their customers for granted.
This should be implemented, this would be great doing some linearts
Absolutely agree. They have no sense of urgency to implement art board rotation anytime soon. Affinity Designer already has this feature and at a much more competitive price point. Also running really good deals right now. https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/designer/
In case anybody wants the final nudge to move to an alternative software, try contact Adobe support for this issue, their nonchalant response will convince you to move on from CC.
COME ON ADOBE! PLEASE!!!!
There are millions of wasted hours of all the packaging and layout designers in the world who have had to work around this issue over the years.
This isn't a feature, it's a right!
@Pia Backhausen I know this is not really what you want but it exist a tips for that.
Just make a symbol of your elements (like vertex group who constitute all elements of a face).
Clic and drag your group in "symbol" tool window.
Rotate it and place it where you need.
Double clic on it to open and modify it, it automatically return to initial position.
Laura Ruesch commented
This would be so nice for package design 😭
We have to believe they are incapable of implementing this feature based on lack of updates or acknowledgment. Which is very concerning being that they are "industry standard". It goes to show exactly how they feel about their loyal customers who pay overpriced monthly subscriptions. Actions speak louder than words.
Paul S commented
Anyway, they will NEVER add this function, which is essential for drawing on the graphics tablet ... Given the age and the number of requests, if they were able to implement this functionality, they would have done so a long time ago. I really believe that their software is too badly designed at the base and that today they unfortunately do not have the possibility of coding that. Obviously, they will never recognize it, but that is the only consistent explanation. Unless they really have nothing to do with their customers...
Well 11 emails later between me and Adobe's customer service and this is the best response we're getting. They won't even acknowledge the delay there's been for an update.
Kimberly Anderson commented
When they added the rotation tool to Photoshop I thought it would be added to Illustrator in their next version. No joy! It's my number one need.
It seems they're in no rush everyone, nor very apologetic about it.