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Artboard tool question

New Here ,
Dec 14, 2022 Dec 14, 2022

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When you have the artboard tool selected and click on a piece of vector art, it creates an artboard to the size of the vector. Is there a way to have it do that but automatically add set amount of space around it?Screen Shot 2022-12-14 at 7.39.52 AM.pngScreen Shot 2022-12-14 at 7.40.26 AM.png

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Dec 14, 2022 Dec 14, 2022

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Depends what you mean by "space" - you can set a bleed...

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Dec 14, 2022 Dec 14, 2022

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yeah, a bleed. How do I do that by default?

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Dec 14, 2022 Dec 14, 2022

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Go to File > Document setup.

Or set up the bleed when creating the document.

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ok, yes. but thats not what I am asking for. I would like it when I use the artboard tool to create an artboard the size of the vector, it automatically added a set amount of bleed.

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Dec 14, 2022 Dec 14, 2022

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One could create an action to do it.

 

Or you can use this script, provided by Alexander Ladygin:

 

Create Artboards from Selection

 

create_artboard_from_sel_ladygin_001.png

 

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I don't really know how to sript, I copied the script into Script Editor and I keep getting an error .

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it tells you how to do that on the very same page you downloaded the script from ...

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