How to duplicate an artboard in Illustrator

Need to duplicate an artboard inside Illustrator?

Artboards are a great way to manage multiple designs or several iterations of the same design within a single Illustrator project. Duplicating an artboard will allow you to copy the artboard as well as all of the text and object layers within it, making it easy to experiment with multiple design variations.

Below are two possible methods you can use when duplicating an artboard in Adobe Illustrator. The first method will allow you to duplicate both the artboard and the graphics, text and other content inside the artboard. The second method will duplicate only the artboard itself.

Here’s how to do it:

Method 1:

  1. Open your Illustrator project file
  2. From the left-hand Tool bar, select the Artboard Tool (shift-O)
  3. While holding down the Option (Alt) key, click on the artboard and drag-and-drop to duplicate it.

Method 2:

  1. Select the artboard you want to duplicate in the Artboard panel (Windows > Artboards), and click the New Artboard icon along the bottom of the panel. This method will not duplicate the artboard’s content — only the artboard.


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