Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

artboard background color

Apr 29, 2010 12:06 PM

Can you make a background color in Illustrator like you can in photoshop?

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 29, 2010 12:20 PM   in reply to cheryl Uhl

    Just by making a filled box the desired color. Put it on a layer by itself at the bottom of the layer stack and lock it.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 29, 2010 2:42 PM   in reply to Larry G. Schneider

    Or.....

     

    Use the transparency settings in the Document set up and set both colors to the same thing and check "Simulate Colored Paper"

     

    coloredpaper.gif

     

    I generally use Larry's method though.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 6, 2012 4:39 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    If you need to use the grid,

    and therefore see it over the rectangle you are using as a background:

    (Edit>Preferences>Guides&Grids) and uncheck "Grids in back".

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 15, 2012 2:34 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    This does change your background but  the background color covers over all your other layers/objects. This means you really can't do any design if your art board is set to a black or too dark background. If you are doing web work, you can save for web as a .png and then open in Fireworks. Once in Fireworks, you can easliy change the background color. In fact, Fireworks is a much easier to to use  drawing tool then Ilustrator or Photoshop. If you have'nt tried FW,  give it a shot.

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points