Changing workspace colour in Illustrator?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by cleanup, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. cleanup macrumors 68030


    Jun 26, 2005
    In Photoshop I can set the workspace colour for a file to anything I want, outside of the actual image. In Illustrator I can only change the colour of the artboard, which is not what I want. I want to be able to see what my work will look like, say, on black. Or is this not possible because Illustrator allows you to work outside the artboard?
  2. MechaSpanky macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2007
    Just place your Illustrator file on to a page with your desired color as the fill in Indesign or Quark Xpress. You can even have multiple pages of varying colors so you can compare them.

    If you don't use a page layout program such as Indesign or Quark Xpress, then just draw a box that is bigger than your artwork and place it behind your artwork (Object->Arrange->Send to Back or use the keyboard short cut Shift + Command + Left Bracket). If you want to get fancy, then you could create a separate layer under your artwork layer (or layers) and place a box bigger than your artwork with the desired color on it and there you have it.

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