Edit User Interface Preferences in Adobe Illustrator CS6
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You're watching VisiHow. This tutorial will show you how to edit user interface preferences in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7.
To begin, you should open Adobe Illustrator either from our desktop or by searching your programs. Click the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner to load recent programs. Illustrator might be on the list already. It can be identified by an icon that has the letters "Ai" inside of it. The icon has a brown background and an orange frame.
Otherwise, you can search for Illustrator using the search bar at the bottom. Type "Adobe Illustrator".
Click the program to load it, and you will go directly to the user interface. You can see that the background is very dark, which is a modification made in Adobe Illustrator. Some people prefer to work with a lighter background.
To change the background, click "Edit" in the top-left corner of the window.
All the way at the bottom of this menu, hover the cursor to "Preferences".
Then click "User Interface..." to load the Preference settings. It is the third option from the bottom. The "Preferences" menu will be shown.
Click the "Brightness" drop-down menu. "Brightness" is set to "Medium Dark", which is the default setting. You can click "Dark", "Medium Dark", "Medium Light", and "Light". You may prefer darker settings if you are working at night.
You can also drag the "Brightness" scroller to customize the background. This can be done if you prefer a shade in between the drop-down settings.
You can also click "White" or "Match User Interface Brightness" in "Canvas Color". It depends on your personal preferences. It is recommended leaving the rest of the options as they are.
Once you're satisfied with these settings, simply click "OK" to apply your changes.
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