November 16, 2013

An Illustrator artboard trick I didn’t know

My colleague Rick Borstein asked,

One thing I like about Photoshop is that I can create a new document at the dimensions of the item on the clipboard.

It would be great to have this feature in Illustrator. I am often extracting logos and want to create a new AI file with an artboard of the same dimensions as the clipboard item.

It turns out you can paste an image into Illustrator, then double-click the pasted image using the Artboard Tool. That’ll automatically create the art board at that size. Alternately, you can make an action: Select All > Object menu > Artboards > Fit to Selected Art

[Thanks to Rufus Deuchler & Ton Frederiks]

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A 72-megapixel, tossable panoramic camera

Looks like a ball (heyo):

From the project’s Indiegogo page:

Now the Panono Camera makes it possible to capture everything in every direction in a very high resolution image. Through your Panono Camera, you can freeze the surprise birthday party, the wedding dance floor, the football game, the best concert ever, or that amazing sunset in a whole new fascinating way.

The results are viewable a la Google Street View.

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