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Illustrator: Copy Artboard + Contents

I keep forgetting this simple trick so I’m going to jot it down. In Adobe Illustrator you can copy your artboard and all of it’s content by selected the Artboard Tool and then hold down Option and click/drag the existing artboard to it’s new location. This will create a copy of the artboard dimensions and the contents as well. Be careful because it makes for messy layer organization if you get too carried away.

Short: (Artboard Tool) Option + Click/Drag Artboard = Copy Artboard & Contents

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If you have multiple artboards in a document you can save each of them individually. Simply go to file > save as > then under options select “save each artboard to a separate file.” You should have the ability to determine your range if you only want to save out a few.

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Nick Winters

Nick performs web marketing and design for Wenatchee Valley College. In his spare time, he takes on freelance projects and fun creative opportunities via Pixel to Press.

4 Comments

  1. Alex on September 20, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    Thanks for jotting this down. Just as a reminder – any locked layers will not copy with the artboard

  2. Matteo on May 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Having to create a 220 Artoworks Card Game, I can only say THANK YOU 😀

  3. Amy on June 30, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Super helpful. Thanks so much.

  4. Shad on April 28, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Can you copy the artboard to another illustrator document in a similar way?

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