How to create a new document in Adobe Illustrator
1. Do one of the following:
- If Adobe Illustrator is running, go to File> New and on the Profile menu select the desired document profile.
- If the initial splash screen is open, select the required document profile from the Create New list.
2. Enter the name of your document in the Name field.
3. Specify the number of mounting areas of your document and the order of their location on the screen:
- Grid by row- arranges mounting areas in a certain number of lines. Enter the number of columns in the Columns field. By default, this parameter is set in such a way that the grid of installation areas is as close to square as possible.
- Grid by column- arranges mounting areas in a certain number of columns. Enter the number of rows in the Rows field. By default, this parameter is set in such a way that the grid of installation areas is as close to square as possible.
- Arrange by Row- arranges mounting areas horizontally.
- Arrange by Column- has vertical mounting areas.
- Change to Right-to-Left Layout- changes the order of the mounting areas from right to left.
4. Specify the distance between mounting areas in the Spacing field. This parameter applies both horizontally and vertically.
5. Specify the size, units, and orientation of the mounting areas in the corresponding Size, Width, Height, Units, and Orientation fields.
6. Specify offsets from each side of artboards in the Bleed field group. To specify different values for each side, click on the chain link icon on the right.
7. Expand the Advanced menu to configure the following options:
- Color mode- determines the color mode of the document.
- Raster Effects- determines the resolution of raster effects in the document. It is especially important to set the value of this parameter High (300 ppi) if you plan to send an image to print on a printer with high resolution. Print document profile defaults to this value.
- Transparency Grid- defines the parameters of the transparency grid in documents using the Video and Film profile.
- Preview Mode- sets the way to view the document (you can change it at any time in the View menu):
- Default - displays the project in the form of vector objects in full color mode, changing the scale of the view preserves the smoothness of the lines.
- Pixel - displays a project using rasterization.This mode does not rasterize the content, but simulates the situation if the objects were raster.
- Overprint - represents the “type of ink”, simulating mixing, transparency and the imposition of colors when printing.