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.
Guys let's vote for this feature! It's really needed
Logos, packaging, illustrations, patterns, page layouts, typography..... ANYTHING....
Yesss, please! Include this, as an artist doing Graphic design this helps a lot when doing logos in illustrator
Yes... It's a necessity! Please share this thread with fellow designers.
Allen Mueller commented
It would be great? It should be assumed as a basic function.
Illustrator is used to illustrate. Illustration is done by hand with tablet input for many of us. Being able to rotate the canvas on the fly allows more rapid illustration due to optimal hand angles.
I'm working on a project for a major US company, and lots of semi-realistic vector drawings are being created for web use. With SVG use rising, vector drawing follows.
Affinity Designer has this basic function, but Illustrator does not - and Illustrator is my only option as it's a corporate environment.
This is not a gimmick - it's a necessity. It's 2019 people. Make it happen.
Paul S commented
Yes. It's probably incredible for Adobe team, but all the illustrators who are using Illustrator (and paying a lot for that) would really like to be able to draw with this reference software... I mean drawing with ease thank to the possibility to rotate the artboard as one can does it when drawing on real paper (or with Photoshop, ClipStudio Paint and so on...) How many year more will the illustrators have to wait before Abobe decide to fix this incredible lack ?
Anyone who uses this program is waiting for this feature. Affinity designer already has it....
Leonardo Nascimento commented
Oct 24, 2019. Almost 2 years but nothing yet. That's the most wanted feture all my friends are waiting for.
Simple question. Affinity Designer has this feature. Adobe Illustrator, considered to be "the industry standard" does not. WHY?
Paul S commented
Hi Yogesh ...
With two years of hindsight, what do you think of the answer you gave us in 2017? have you done any follow-up on this request since that time? Do you remember you use the word "shortly"? Also, can you explain the concept of backlog adding , please? Is it a kind of scribbling on a flying sheet that sleeps under the dust in an old drawer? At some point, did ANYONE at Adobe (you apart) has heard about this urgent and popular feature request SINCE SEVERAL YEARS ?
Just looked up the top new features for the latest update to Illustrator.... Faster and quicker effects?? **** the effects and IMPLEMENT ARTBOARD ROTATION!!!!!!
***** it. I'm switching to Affinity Designer as we speak. Adobe hasn't responded in 3 years. We hear you Adobe. **** YOU TOO.
I wonder how many users (like me!) have now dropped Illustrator and are using Affinity over this and other issues? Not just the fact that the change hasn't been implemented, but NO RESPONSE from Adobe in over two years. I'm down to a Photoshop-only subscription, and if they raise the price there I'll drop that one too. Great work, Adobe!
Shame on you Adobe. This should not be considered a feature but a NECESSITY
Pretty bad that this core feature hasn't received traction by Adobe in 10 years:
I am glad I invested in Affinity's products. Adobe doesn't seem to really listen to their bread & butter everyday customers.
Colleen Popko commented
Guys. Seriously. 2017-2020 Canvas rotation. Please?
Guys, no thanks to adobe there is a nice alternative solution.
However, I will be cancelling creative cloud at the end of the month and switching to Affinity Designer. https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/
Crickets since November 21, 2017! It's about to be 2020!!!
Esteban Quesada commented
This feature is so basic! please Adobe, you can do better than this.