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Layers at artboards?

May 4, 2012 3:04 AM

Hi!

 

Is there a way to know wich layers are at what artboards?

 

 

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    May 4, 2012 3:38 AM   in reply to Mr Clint Eastwood

    Your layers are document wide so all layers are on all artboards…

     
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    May 4, 2012 7:47 AM   in reply to Mr Clint Eastwood

    Hum… So your page items are scattered in 3 dimensions… X & Y across multi-arboards… and Z for the layer positioning… That is not as straight forward as it should be… Artboards do NOT have a page items collection…

     
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    May 4, 2012 11:54 AM   in reply to Mr Clint Eastwood

    Do you understand?

     

    No, Layers don't have "size"

     

    lets pretend you have 1 artboard and 1 layer

    you draw a square in...ah...the only layer you have, layer 1. it may be on the only artbaord you have, it may not. Then you add another artboard, and move your drawing to Artboard number 2, it still on layer 1, it's the only layer you have. And still may be on artboard 1, or 2, or none (off the drawing area).

     
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    May 4, 2012 2:03 PM   in reply to Mr Clint Eastwood

    Use the Save for Web & Devices Option and in the image size tab make sure Clip to Artboard is unchecked. The PNG will then be clipped to the artwork, not the artboard.

     
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    May 4, 2012 3:54 PM   in reply to Mr Clint Eastwood

    That's true. One way would be to set up your file with all the items on each artboard on a layer by itself. Then the layer and the artboard could have the same name with sublayers to further control the objects.

     
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    May 5, 2012 1:02 AM   in reply to Mr Clint Eastwood

    are you using the artboard panel to manage your artboards?

     

    artboards dont respond to layer depth, think of them as on a single depth plane. all objects are flattened in that sense when it comes to exporting the artboard, although they are not, just trying to explain the concept.

     

    you can save out multiple artboards in the save as dialogue box by listing the artboard numbers,

     

    if you dont want transparency you would export as jpeg or tiff. -  not .png

     

    you can place all items you want to export on one artboard if you want them on the same page,

     

    exporting to PDF allows you to combine all artboards onto one page, or each artboard on its own PDF page in the PDF document.

     

     

     

    here`s a rundown on the basics of artboards.

     

     
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    May 5, 2012 1:02 PM   in reply to Mr Clint Eastwood

    What are you using to get each layer as *.png regardless of the artboards? Sorry just trying to get a visual of what you are trying to do… You want a *.png of each layer ( that has content? ) of each doc artboard? So artboard 1 could have 5 layers with content artboard 2 could have 20 and so on… but you only want layers for each artboard that have visible content… Am I on the right wavelength or not?

     
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