I just started using artboards in Photoshop, and noticed that a transparency box generates around and between the artboards as I create and move them.

I want this background to disappear so I only see the black background behind the artboards. I scanned through preferences and various option Windows trying to find the answer, but couldn't.

So how can I make this background transparency box go away?


  • What version of Photoshop are you using? I can't replicate the problem in CC 2018. – Billy Kerr May 27 '18 at 14:54
  • Thank you @BillyKerr for commenting! I'm using Photoshop CC 2018 as well, and I literally just updated it. – James Mocko May 28 '18 at 0:30

In Preferences > Performance > Graphics Processor Settings > Advanced Settings try changing the Drawing Mode to Normal or Basic.

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