While creating banners, cards, or any design in Illustrator, we might need a different background color. The background color may also play an important role in the successful completion of a design. Illustrator provides a clear white background every time.
You can also watch the detailed video tutorial, to learn how to change background color in Adobe Illustrator.
But every design doesn’t demand a white background, we might need to use purple, red, or even black background color.
If you are new or you don’t have an idea to change the background color in Adobe Illustrator, then you are in the right place. This tutorial is all about changing the background color in Adobe Illustrator.
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How to Change Background Color in Adobe Illustrator 2023
To change the background or artboard color in Illustrator, go to File > Document Setup. Document Setup panel will appear. Check the box “Simulate Colored Paper” then click on the color, and select any color. Click OK from the Color panel and then click OK from the Document Setup. The selected color will be applied to the background.
We will walk you through changing the background color of an Illustrator document in this tutorial in detail. The steps are easy to follow. All you need is to follow the right step every single time to make it work.
Creating New Document
To start a new file in Adobe Illustrator, choose the new option from the File menu.
You can set the document properties in the window that appears. Click OK.
Let’s set up the document color. To do the task, click on the File menu and select the Document Setup option.
As you can see, in the window that is shown below, check the simulated colored paper box in the transparency and Overprint Options section.
From the Document Setup window, open the color palette. Press OK after selecting the background color.
Close the document setup window by pressing the ok button again.
Background Color Changed
We have managed to successfully change the background color.
You have learned to change the background color in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial, you have learned to change the background color in Adobe Illustrator. You can choose any color and use it as a background color. However, this tutorial is surely going to help you to change the color of the background in Illustrator in the future.
Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to changing the background in Illustrator, ask in the comment section below. We have also answered some most frequently asked questions below.
Illustrator background turned white
If the background is turned white in Illustrator, go to View and select Preview. The document will get out of Outline mode and the color will appear.
All Done! Enjoy.