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I'm laying out a website in Affinity Designer. I'm using a lot of black and so would like to lighten up the dark gray canvas around my layout to a lighter gray. I've looked around and can't figure out how to do this. Can I change the canvas color and how?



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Hi chbrier,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

No, currently it's not possible to change canva's color. You will have to create a rectangle, fill it with the colour you want and move it to the back.


If you are referring to the area around the canvas (the pasteboard), then go to Affinity Designer ▹ Preferences ▹ User Interface tab and change the Background Grey Level slider to the desired value.

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The pasteboard is actually what I wanted to change. Artboard, canvas, pasteboards...these terms confuse me : ) 


And I actually love how easy it is to change the pasteboard's grey level.


Thanks MEB

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