I have a movie that I want to have a white background, so I
changed the stage to white, but since the pasteboard (all the area
outside the stage) is also white, I cannot see where my movie
boundaries are. Is there a way to change the color of the
pasteboard to something other than white? On my PC it is grey, and
on the Mac it is white. I would like to be able to set it to a
I not familiar with this particular item, I understood that
it was extension of the stage. Search all the books, online google
search and could not find any info related to the use of the
pasteboard, other than a short description.
I am not sure how to do what you're attempting, but when I
need to do this I make an extra guide layer filled with a huge
rectangle. The rectangle is well outside the boundaries of the
stage. I then cut out an area from the rectangle equal to the stage
just drag guides onto the stage to enclose the canvas.
Make sure you have View, Rulers enabled. then click on the
ruler and drag to the stage, a green line will come down, and put
it on the edges of your canvas. you can then go to View, Guides,
Lock Guides so you dont move them
FIXED, HAD SAME PROBLEM - i had trouble seeing my stage
because the pasteboard and the stage were both white. i made some
adjustments to my LCD monitor's RGB and Gamma settings and was able
to give the stage and pasteboard contrasting colors.
I have searched for this issue for several weeks and there
are so many people that have this problem. I can't believe the
solution is to adjust your monitor. I used to have a grey
pasteboard and for some reason my pasteboard is now almost white
making it impossible to see the stage. I have searched help and
google. There has to be a setting for this.
I must admit, I didn't expect the solution to involve my
monitor, but that is absolutely correct; I use a dual-monitor
configuration and recently ran a program (a game on my work
computer, I'm ashamed to say...) that automatically adjusts the
gamma settings -- It displayed on my left (primary) monitor and
that's where I noticed the problem. After reading tucker_austin's
suggestion I switched from full screen to a smaller window and
dragged it over to the other monitor (which apparently had not had
it's gamma settings changed by the game); I was immediately able to
see the pasteboard in a different color. After that, I adjusted the
gamma on my primary monitor, and the problem was solved.
I certainly agree that Adobe SHOULD make a better way to
modify the pasteboard color... but Tucker's solution is correct and
worked great for me. Thanks Tucker!!!!