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UI - different designs on artboards - how to export as a collection of designs

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Hi,

 

I have created low-fidelity UI design for various pages (only using shades of grey and a lot of white for the background). Each page is an individual artboard. I know how to export the whole document or individual artboards, but when I export the whole document, the artboards are white on white background - there are no borders around each artboard. Is there a way of changing the background color of the exported documents so that each artboard is visible as its own element? Or can I somehow add a border to the artboards to make them stand out? 

 

I attach an image to demonstrate my issue. On the image there are actually 2 pages (artboards). But since there is no border around them, they look like one document.

 

Thank you for any help.

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You could temporarily create a new artboard large enough to contain your other artboards, nest them into it, & set the fill color of the temp artboard to black or some other non-white color.


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If we could add a stroke to the artboard, this would help resolve the issue.

 

Sadly this seems not to work (design choice or bug - who knows?)

 

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26 minutes ago, R C-R said:

You could temporarily create a new artboard large enough to contain your other artboards, nest them into it, & set the fill color of the temp artboard to black or some other non-white color.

 

I tried that but when I exported the artboard, it still ended up with a white background.

 

EDIT:

I tried to adjust the artboard background grey level, but that only changes the background of the whole document, not individual artboards.

 

I tried to create a new arboard and change the fill color, and then move my other artboards into it, but when I did that, all the artboards ended up with the same fill color (so there was still no difference in background, it was just a different color). 

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9 minutes ago, Zk433 said:

 

I tried that but when I exported the artboard, it still ended up with a white background.

 

EDIT:

I tried to adjust the artboard background grey level, but that only changes the background of the whole document, not individual artboards.

 

I tried to create a new arboard and change the fill color, and then move my other artboards into it, but when I did that, all the artboards ended up with the same fill color (so there was still no difference in background, it was just a different color). 

Hmmm. It works for me but it does require that the smaller artboard are completely filled with white:

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artboards.afdesign

 


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How did you do that? I have been trying but everytime I change an artboard background, ALL artboards background change. As soon as I move my other artboard into the new one, the old artboard's background is changed too. It's so frustrating. 

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1 minute ago, Zk433 said:

How did you do that? I have been trying but everytime I change an artboard background, ALL artboards background change. As soon as I move my other artboard into the new one, the old artboard's background is changed too. It's so frustrating. 

Did you open the attached artboards.afdesign file & check its layer structure against yours?

 

Note that the smaller "Artboard1" & "Artboard2" artboard layers are each set to have a white fill. They are nested in the "Artboard3" artboard, which is set to have a dark grey fill. If you click on each artboard layer in turn with the Color panel visible & its fill color well selected, you should see each layer's fill color & be able to change them independently of the others using the usual methods in the Color panel.


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Artboards are pretty restricted in this regard and behave often strange! And yes, stroke options aren't recognized on those, just fills. - However, alternatively you can use a filled rectangle with a setup small FX border instead, which then covers the size of your Artboard. - Though you have then to place and arrange everything onto those rects.

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