How to Create a Reverse Image Negative View in Illustrator

by Tammy Clevenger

Adobe Illustrator is a graphic design and illustration application that's considered the industry standard by many design professionals. The Adobe Illustrator program is shipped with several filters which, when applied to a drawing, add effects to and manipulate the drawing in various ways. One such filter is the "Inverse Colors" filter. When you use this filter on a color or black and white image, you get the inverse, or negative, of the image.

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Click "New" and then "Layer" to create a new layer in Illustrator.

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Draw a square inside the new layer that's the same size as the image you would like to invert.

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Click on the image to invert.

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Click the "Edit" option from the top navigation bar, then click "Select All."

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Click "Filters" from the top navigation bar and select "Colors."

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Click the "Invert Colors" option. The negative of the original image appears.

About the Author

Tammy Clevenger works in the I.T. industry while maintaining creative outlets through film making, writing and audio production. She is a published academic author and is an accomplished and certified Project Management Professional.