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New to CS4 Illustrator: How do I change the artboard color?

Jul 2, 2009 9:19 AM



I'm new to CS4 Illustrator, and have not been able to find out how to change the artboard color. Does anyone know how to do this?


Thank you.

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    Jul 2, 2009 9:22 AM   in reply to Music1812

    The artboard has no colour. If you want colour somewhere, draw something.

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    Jul 2, 2009 9:27 AM   in reply to Scott Falkner

    With nothing selected, click the Document Setup button in the Control bar.  Check the "Simulate Colored Paper" box under the Transparency Section. Then click the white and grey color boxes and set them to the same color. It will give the artboard a color which will not print.




    Draw a rectangle the same size as your artboard. Place it on the bottom most layer and lock it so it doesn't move.

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    Aug 16, 2012 9:14 PM   in reply to Music1812

    If you want to get Black, Gray & White for artboard color, go to Edit > Preferences > User Interface, and choose the "Brightness" color for the whole window brightness.


    Or If you want to use as white artboard background, choose " Canvas color - White ".

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