Help! How to get rid of Target/Transparency

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Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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I like to work with this type of view for my projects (dark grey, plain background with a plain, white artboard and the rulers enabled):

Illustrator Normal View.jpg

But I think I may have accidentally hit some buttons when I was typing really fast and now, every time I start a new file in Illustrator, it looks like this:

Illustrator Oops View.jpg

I know I can get rid of the checkerboard background by doing Ctrl + Shift + D but 1) that makes the background white, not dark grey, 2) it doesn't get rid of the "target" (the green measurements and lines), and 3) if I start a new file (even if I've turned the transparency grid off), the new file will open with the checkboard background and green target again.

 

What did I do? And how do I get my normal view back?!

 

*Note: I did not change anything in Preferences before this happened and to fix it, I've tried changing to Trim, Pixel, and Overprint view and none of them have worked.

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Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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At some point, your New dialog got the Film and Video profile chosen, and it now comes up each time you make a new document. 

Change that profile in the New dialog to keep those guides from appearing in new docuemnts.

There may be a way to change this after a document is created, but I don't know it.

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Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Hi @kateg45599375 

your screenshot shows a new document based on a video preset (for Video and Film document). Use a web or a print preset if you want the "normally" displayed (RGB or CMYK) document.

 

Or do the following:

see post #13 here: Re: Starting with Illustrator, problem with background and artwork

 

Have fun

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You must have chosen a Film & Video tab or profile  when making new documents. 

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You can fix here

 

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Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Thanks everyone! That helped!

 

What's really strange is that I've never touched the Film & Video tab before in my life. And when you look at the New document window, you can see that everything I've done is using a Print artboard. So I'm still not sure how that happened but at least it's fixed now.

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