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Illy Basic Question


#1
Totally stuck here.

In photoshop I know how to increase/decrease the size of the canvas. How do I do that in Iluuy. Cant find it anywhere and its prob right infront of my nose...but its driving me crazy!

Help muchly appreciated!!

Eva x
 

Paul Murray

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#2
Click off the canvas (onto the grey bit around the working area) and you should see a 'Document Setup' button at the top. Click that, then 'Edit Artboards' and increase the size of your canvas in there.
 
#3
Amazing! Thank you! That was pickling my brains!

So another question lol...what size would you advise to send a logo in?
And another...In CS3 can you have multiple artboards in the one window?

Cheers Paul!
 

Paul Murray

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#4
I can't remember about CS3, but when you're in the edit artboards option, if you can click and drag a new window then yes you can :)

I normally display logos just under 600px in width since that's the size I use for my blog posts. I've found t's a decent enough size to see what's going on. Just see what size looks good on screen and send that.
 
#5
Arg...this is so annoying. I've finished the Logo...and am now trying to save in a few different formats. I did as you said in document settings and its made the Artboard bigger. But I still have a green square guide in the middle. So when I go to save for web etc it only shows me the bit that is inside the green lines? Same if I go to print it?

I totally understand if that makes no sense...Because it makes no snse to me!

Cheers again!
 
#7
Ohhhhh! I could Kiss you!

Thanks god for that! I was at boiling point there! Yay!

Im copying everything into photoshop to save as a gif or jpeg as illy is making it really fussy if I do it in there? Is this okay? xx
 

Paul Murray

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Staff member
#8
Should be fine if they're smart objects, they'll just be direct links to the vector files. Just check the final jpg for clarity and sharpness when you're done.
 
#9
Ohhhhh! I could Kiss you!

Thanks god for that! I was at boiling point there! Yay!

Im copying everything into photoshop to save as a gif or jpeg as illy is making it really fussy if I do it in there? Is this okay? xx
Quick question: why are you using Photoshop to export as jpeg (etc.) when you can do it from Illy "save for web and devices" ?
 
#10
I know I shouldn't...but when I tried to do it through Illy everything went all pixelated and furry. It was set at high quality too! So because I was in a rush I just used photoshop because it was easiest at the time. I am still working out why Illy is making everything fuzzy...confused.com! Its probably something really stupid on my part..it'll come to me lol!