Remove canvas size limit
Can we please have the possibility to set bigger canvas size to incorporate large sized artwork.
(Please note: This item is NOT for more number of artboards per document)
Hope you are well and safe during these uncertain times. We at Adobe wish you well.
I am glad to announce that we have completed this feature in Beta and are actively seeking your feedback to help us understand if this feature meets your workflow needs.
All the users who subscribed to our pre release program would have received an email from me to welcome you to our new Beta program. The new Beta program gives you access to the Large Canvas feature and also seeks your feedback through the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ZDMD5L
This survey link can also be accessed within the app.
For everybody else, I would ask you to join our pre release program (https://www.adobeprerelease.com/beta/85A6F544-2705-49BD-8314-DD549C6A1713#) and we will give you access to the new beta program. We hope each one of you is able to try the new build and give us feedback.
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Yeah. I must be doing something wrong here. I installed 24.1.3 Build 1 RC and I don't see anything related to large format canvas or "Converting to large canvas format" as other comments have stated. I'm going to assume everyone else is experiencing a mass hallucination because the idea of me being left out personally is too hurtful.
David Nielsen commented
Trying out the Prerelease. Couple items of feedback: It seems odd to me that this exists in the Properties panel only when I have the Select tool active. I would have expected it to be part of the Artboard options.
Also, I was notified that sizing up, "some limitations will apply" but when I clicked the link just got taken to a generalized support page. Assuming this is a beta thing? But I'm left wondering what limitations exist on the larger canvas. Do I need to have lower point counts? Fewer raster images? Will my files be bigger?
Steven K Mitchell commented
Remove Canvas size limits! Idiotic.
John Stevens commented
It took THREE YEARS for this simple fix? And it's only in prerelease?? Jesus Christ adobe
Jeron Kuxhausen commented
@er1k this is currently only available in the Prerelease at this time:
I'm on 24.1.1 right now. What did they change actually?
Canvas size maxes out at 577 cm. So what's new about that???
MJ Low commented
I develop graphics for museum exhibits, including wall-sized murals, banners, and other large environmental graphics. Many of our graphics are odd, non-rectilinear shapes; for these we have to scale our architect's drawings to get an accurate shape. This scaling obviously creates issues, and we've been hoping for this update for years.
I've installed the build (24.1), and overall the large canvas feature appears to be working. However, right off the bat, I noticed oddities with how the build handles font size (see attached screenshot). Manually entering a point size works as intended, however using the dropdown menu causes Illustrator to multiply the size by ten.
Tom M commented
to anonymous - bit of a narrow minded approach, sounds like the juniors need to be trained in vector rather than penalising the program.
Been following this discussion for a while now, I think it's good that something is being done about this but also disappointed that it's not a proper solution - from what I've seen and heard it seems to be a bit of a get-you-by bodge that changes the scaling of the existing canvas to appear bigger. I still maintain that the best approach for this would be to allow users to select their canvas size and zoom level. Then if working on a small icon, the program will be fast and efficient, if working on a full size bill board than it's also possible even if the user suffers in memory and processor usage. (if you're regularly working on massive raster designs than expect to have to get a computer with the processing power to back it up)
good luck all.
I have no intention whatsoever to receive and handle full-sized billboards with 300dpi raster from juniors.
For those who lack this option: scale your designs. Or switch to Corel Draw.
I have build 2 of large canvas installed and working. If I try to create a new file it rescales the artboard to the 227" normal limit. Just creating a normal size file, converting to large canvas, and changing the artboard size works every time. To the guy below (Jonny), if you convert the document you are copying from to "Large Canvas" before copying and pasting into another "Large Canvas" document it is scaled properly.
I got it working.
Major problem I have is that if you copy an asset from an ai file with the original max canvas area and paste it into the new, larger canvas area. It treats it as though it's being pasted into the same size canvas that it came from.
So copy a 3,000 x 3,000 mm asset and paste it into the larger canvas, it ends up being 30,000 x 30,000 mm.
So my guess is the canvas are hasn't changed at all. Which explains the reduced zoom limit.
illustrator is simply amending the scale it displays to you.
I was able to use up to 10x normal sizes.. i had one artboard that was 2000 inche wide and 300 tall. which is awesome!!
How do you do this?
I've tried in both 24.1 and 24.3
The size limit is still 227in x 227in
I have been testing out the 24.1 Build 1
in regards to the Large Canvas Functionality
When I start a new document and assign artboards as 250" x 250" and ask for 10 artboards
it creates artboards that are 227.54" x 227.54" instead
This is the only issue i have experienced so far
Looking forward to using this in the upcoming public release!
Why isnt the larger canvas showing up with 24.1 Build 3?
Qwasar, they are working on it. There is a beta version of 2020 you can download and try out.
So pleased to finally see movements to improve the total canvas and individual dartboard size limitations.
will be testing shortly
Qwasar Trinity commented
Sometimes I really need more space than 227 inches, but I can`t. WHY?? Is it too difficult to make the limit say about 700-800 inches? Why I can do it easily in Corel Draw for example? But that software havent some of important possibilities of the Adobe illustrator.
Please expand the limit more than 227 inches!
I work for a printing company and all I need is to export banners. My workflow is seriously hindered by not being able to have my workspace the correct size and then having to export at a low res. Please get to work on this as opposed to creating new features.
Definitely needs to be removed so larger banners can be printed directly from Illustrator. I'm going to hold on on the 24.1 version as there are always some issues with each new release. I think I can live with this for a little while and see if the 24.1 is more stable before I cause myself more grey hair.