I just recently have become introduced to ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud. I rarely use AI, so this is an adjustment for me for sure. The first photo below is a screenshot of my AI project so far - I have accomplished the Drop Shadow that I wanted, which is great, but now I am stuck. I need to rotate the data 16 degrees (see second screenshot for a separately created map via Pro). When I rotate all the Layers in AI, it also makes the Data Frame rotated. My long winded questions are: 1). Is there a way to rotate the data in AI to match my second map without rotating the actual data frame? 2). Is there any other way to create a Layout rather than opening up a Web Map from AGOL into Adobe? I'm not too familiar with AI, so creating a Layout in here will take much wasted time (adding a legend, etc).
Thank you in advance.
Thanks for the great question. The question you have is basically an Illustrator question. Since there technically isn't a data frame upon download in AI, I am assuming you mean the dark bounding box inside a layer that is likely named "Other." Either way the steps below should help! Without seeing the before-and-after views and layer panel, it is a little bit of a challenge to identify the issue with certainty, but here is the solution that I recommend.
This should work!
Please message me (you can IM via GeoNet) if this solution doesn't work for you!
I'm not sure how to IM you, I quickly looked through the options and wasn't able to find anything. As far as the rotating, this is what happens when I rotate 16 degrees. So the shape I am looking for no longer exists. Any ideas how to fix this?
It was good chatting with you and learning about your mapping process, Kamille! For the readers following for a solution, the issue was solved with the 5 steps above. But there was some confusion about the capability to rotate an Illustrator Artboard, which you cannot. The Artboard can only be resized, but the horizontal/vertical orientation cannot be rotated. If you're making a map that will need to be rotated in Illustrator, one trick is to start out with a large area (or larger page size) in Mapboard in #M4CC, and then crop the Artboard to the intended size once you are inside Illustrator.