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When i save my illustrator poster the black background turns to white


Question

My poster has a black background with text and images (font in colour white) on the top. When i save the poster only the images appear and the background has turned white, subsequently the font which was white over the top disappears. How do i save the illustrator poster with a black background? Thank you

2016/02/18
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2/18/2016 1:24:00 PM

Don't use the Simulate Color Paper option in the preferences. Draw a black box behind everything.

Simulate color paper is to simulate the paper you are printing on... unless you are actually printing on a black substrate with white ink, don't use it. And even if you are using a black substrate (such as a black t-shirt for silkscreening) you still want the art to print positive, so you'd set it up black on white, not white on black.

2016/02/18
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2/18/2016 10:19:00 PM