Does opening a jpeg in Illustrator also create an artboard?

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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Hi,

 

When I start with no open files in Illustrator and then click File - Open - a jpeg file on my computer, is an artboard also created? If not, should I create one before opening up the jpeg? Thanks in advance.

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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No it doesn't (actually it does based on the last created document), but you can create one the size of the jpeg by selecting the image and choose Object > Artboards > Fit to Selected Art.

But it may not be a good idea to open a jpeg. The color mode will be determined by the jpeg as well as the color profile.

Better is to create a new document based on an RGB or CMYK preset, place the jpeg and if necessary adjust the artboard to the size of the jpeg.

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Thank you!

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Hi @sheana2014 ,

 

Creating an artboard before placing a jpeg will give you greater control over size, colour spaces, etc.

 

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