I am new to illustator and am confused. I created a new document thats 14x48 and that is my art board. I want to select the art board and fill with color to be the background of my document. I have tryed all the tools and keys but nothing works. I know it must be something simple. I bought taining videos and they get you to the art board and switch to imporing art work. I just don`t know where to go. I can use the marque and fill it, but then I have to center it over the art board and it keeps moving. Help
don't think you can change artboard color (in cs3 anyway) so usually i create a separate layer, then create a rectangle that is the size/color of the colored background you want (14x48), position it with the artboard edges and then lock it in the layers panel so it doesn't select everytime you touch it. build your other layers on top of that.