Originally, the artboard was transparent in Adobe Illustrator. As we all know, it’s white, but it’s actually not. It’s just transparent, the white color is only visible to us. So you can say that the artboard is colorless or without color.
If you compare Illustrator to Photoshop, you can see that Photoshop gives you the option to select the background color for the document, which can be black, white, or transparent when you create a new project. Illustrator does not provide this choice. The artboard’s default background color is white.
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Make Artboard Transparent in Adobe Illustrator – Video Tutorial
You can also watch the below video tutorial to learn how to make an artboard transparent in Adobe Illustrator.
You can also learn:
- What is artboard in Illustrator
- How to Save Artboards as Separate Files in Illustrator
- How to Duplicate Artboard in Illustrator
- How to Change the Color of an Artboard in Illustrator
If you are new to Adobe Illustrator or don’t know how to make an artboard transparent in Adobe Illustrator, then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make an artboard transparent in Illustrator.
So let’s start.
Make Artboard Transparent in Adobe Illustrator 2022
To make the artboard transparent in Illustrator, go to View > Show Transparency Grid. The artboard will be transparent.
Following are the detailed steps to make the artboard transparent in Adobe Illustrator.
1st Method: Properties panel
In Adobe Illustrator, you can find the Click to Show Transparency Grid option under the Properties > Ruler & Grid > Click to Show Transparency Grid.
The transparent grid will appear.
2nd Method: View menu
If you don’t find the Click to Show Transparency Grid option under the Properties panel in Illustrator, then go to View > Show Transparency Grid from the overhead menu bar.
The shortcut key to Show Transparency Grid in Illustrator is Shift+Ctrl+D.
To see the artboard colors again, do the same steps again. But this time you will find Hide instead of Show in both options. Go to Properties > Ruler & Grid > Click to Hide Transparency Grid.
For the View menu, go to View > Hide Transparency Grid.
The Transparent Grid will disappear and the white background will appear.
You have learned how to make the artboard transparent in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial, you have learned how to make the artboard transparent in Adobe Illustrator. You can use two different ways to make the artboard transparent in Illustrator. You can also save the design without the artboard as well.
You can also learn: How to Export from Illustrator with Transparent Background
Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to the transparent artboard in Adobe Illustrator, then ask in the comment section below. We have also answered some of the most frequently asked questions below.
How to change the background color of your artboard in Illustrator?
You can change the background color from Document Setup, but the easiest way to change the background color is by creating a rectangle shape over the artboard.
Make a rectangle the same size as the artboard and fill it using the color that you want to show as the background.
All Done! Enjoy.