Take Advantage of Transparency Grid in Adobe Illustrator

Show Transparency Grid is command in Adobe Illustrator's View menu and can be quite useful to check which areas in artwork contains fill and which are transparent or without any fill.
Show/Hide Transparency Grid from View menu
Show/Hide Transparency Grid from View menu
Beside View menu you can use keyboard shortcut Shift + Control + D to show/hide trasnsparency grid.


Product used in this tutorial: Adobe Illustrator CS5


  1. Thank you. Its so annoying to open a document with transparent grid as Photoshop has programmed me to expect a white background upon opening a new document. I wish this setting could be set to default.


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