Quick Tip: Guides In Multiple Artboards

Single Artboard Guides

I have been using the new Multiple Artboards feature in Illustrator CS4 more and more lately. I use it for setting up identity packages, multiple logo options , illustration variations, and so on. One thing that annoyed me, was using guides with multiple artboards. By default, guides span all artboards. Luckily, there is a simple solution to set guides to only span a particular artboard.


Set Guides To Span A Single ArtboardTo set the guides for a single artboard, use the Artboard tool (Shift + O) and select the desired artboard. Once selected, drag a guide into the artboard. That’s all! Below is a quick sample collateral piece of how this can be used.

Set Guides To Span A Single Artboard

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