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Cannot increase canvas size in illustrator

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Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

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How can i increase canvas size in illustrator? As i want a size bigger than 267in, which illustrator is not supporting?

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 29, 2017 Nov 29, 2017
advaitp,As you may have found, the limit is 16,384 points, or the equivalent in other units.In addition to what Lutz said, you may choose the most appropriate scale (1:2, 1:4, 1:6, 1:10, whichever) which best suits your purpose and unit. Then you may instruct the printer or save a copy as PDF and then set the page size to the full value.Remember to set any possible raster effects (Effect>Document Raster Effects Settings) so that the final resolution becomes right (increase it by the reverse scal...

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Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

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You can't nor should it be necessary. Simply work at half scale or something.

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Nov 29, 2017 Nov 29, 2017

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Moving to Illustrator

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advaitp,

As you may have found, the limit is 16,384 points, or the equivalent in other units.

In addition to what Lutz said, you may choose the most appropriate scale (1:2, 1:4, 1:6, 1:10, whichever) which best suits your purpose and unit. Then you may instruct the printer or save a copy as PDF and then set the page size to the full value.

Remember to set any possible raster effects (Effect>Document Raster Effects Settings) so that the final resolution becomes right (increase it by the reverse scale, such as double for 1:2, tenfold for 1:10 and so on). Any raster images should have an adequate size in pixels x pixels to get the right solution too, of course, but that is independent of any scaling.

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Nov 29, 2017 Nov 29, 2017

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Scale the size into its half. or smaller.










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Jan 23, 2018 Jan 23, 2018

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it's extremely frustrating when I'm used to working in photoshop and can create files 6-700" wide. Working in illustrator at 50% or 25% is awkward to say the least (seeing as I've been working at 100% for many years), especially when working with bleeds of 0.25" at full size. I don't find the AI snap to-guides works anywhere near as well as the photoshop snap to guides, and the lack of ability to increase canvas size to left/right/up/down as in photoshop is even more frustrating.

Anyone know of plugins that might help with more accurate placement of guides and better "snap-to"?

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Explorer ,
Dec 09, 2018 Dec 09, 2018

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In corel I could set canvas size in kilometers, work in illustrator is pain and nothing but the pain, so unlogical and limited in every way.

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Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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create a new file. Got to the file tab and click New.

Before youcreate it change the size to whatever you want.

 

Now you have a giant canvas to whatever you specify.

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