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Color of the Pasteboard has turned white in Illustrator

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May 26, 2019

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Hello,

Somehow the dark gray background (the big canvas which contains the artboards) turned white.

I don't know how to switch it back... I tried changing the preview settings (Pixel & Overprint) and the preferences menu, "show artboards", GPU preview and CPU but it didn't worked.

How can I fix it?

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Color of the Pasteboard has turned white in Illustrator

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May 26, 2019

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Hello,

Somehow the dark gray background (the big canvas which contains the artboards) turned white.

I don't know how to switch it back... I tried changing the preview settings (Pixel & Overprint) and the preferences menu, "show artboards", GPU preview and CPU but it didn't worked.

How can I fix it?

Thank you

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Go to the View menu and check if the Show Artboards command is available. If so, execute the command.

If that is not what you are looking for, you could go to the Illustrator preferences > User Interface: There is an option to set the "brightness" to white. You can change it and set it to one of the four greyscale presets.

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May 28, 2019

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Hi Noa,

Thanks for reaching out. As per your query, the color of pasteboard has changed to white. In addition to the suggestions shared by Kurt, it might also be possible that you are in "Overprint Preview". You can turn it off by simply going to View menu and uncheck "Overprint Preview".

If that doesn't help, please share the following details:

  • OS (exact version of Windows/MAC)
  • Version of Illustrator
  • Screenshot of the Illustrator interface

Regards,

Srishti

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Hi Noa,

The same thing just happened to me. It turned out I had hit the shortcut "Command Shift H" which toggles between "Hide" and "Show" Artboards. It is under the view menu.

Screen Shot 2020-07-05 at 9.10.40 PM.png 

Bryan

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