This should be a stickied thread. I don't like to clutter up the forum with quick illustrator questions.
anyways i'm having trouble changing the color of shapes. I made letters out of rectangles, where I just reshaped them to how I wanted them. I need the background to be black but the shapes (letters) themselves to be white. When I do document setup and change the background from white to black, the shapes change to black as well and blend in with the background. when I try to change the shape color to white, it says white but it stays the same color as the background. can anyone tell me what i'm doing wrong?