Outline view shows boxes around my motifs.

Community Beginner ,
Jul 19, 2022 Jul 19, 2022

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Outline view shows boxes around my motifs. (Only on some of them) I’m not sure how to fix this or what I did to cause the issue. I have attached  an image.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

This looks like you have applied a pattern and then expanded it.

 

Patterns sometimes get created by accident when you draw a shape and then drag it into the swatches panel.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

As far as I can see, Monika already gave the right answer, you used a pattern swatch that looked like a color swatch.

When you fill a rectangle with a color and drag that rectangle to the Swatches panel, it will create a Pattern swatch that looks like a Color swatch.

The rectangles you see in your file are expanded green colored pattern swatches. If you delete them it will create holes in your drawing where they were used.

What you could do to get rid of them is Select All and click Divide in th

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

I cannot make it simpler than I already described: "Select All and click Divide in the Pathfinder panel."

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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If they don't have any color, you could select one, choose: Select > Same > Fill & Stroke and delete them.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Good suggestion, but they don't  color and I can't select and delete. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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It may be empty clipping masks. Does Object > Clipping Mask > Release help?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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It doesn't give me that option. (I didn't use a clipping mask- I would assume that's why?)

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Whoa! Not sure what happened, but afte trying that, it allows me to select and delete the boxes! Thank you so much!

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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It does remove the color from my motifs as well, but the outlines are still there so I can recolor. Any idea of how I did this so I can avoid before it happens again?

 

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Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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This looks like you have applied a pattern and then expanded it.

 

Patterns sometimes get created by accident when you draw a shape and then drag it into the swatches panel.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Do you still know how you created it? What is in this artwork?

Can we also see how it looks in preview and in the layers panel?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Attached is the preview image of the item shared above. The layer panel does not show any such images either.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Hi @Becki253164398spb,

 

Sorry to hear about the trouble you are facing. I would suggest cleaning up the file. Select all > Path > Clean up.

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I hope this helps!

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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I tried it, it gave me a message that there was nothing to clean up. 🤷‍:female_sign:

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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Thanks for trying. Would it be possible for you to share the file with us? We'll check it at our end.

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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I think this is the right link, I have corrected several images already.

 

https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/ba7b1575-1dd2-495f-5892-bf7e375a2113

 

let me know if you get this correctly.

 

thank you for your help!

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi @Becki253164398spb,

 

Thanks for sharing the file. @Ton Frederiks suggesteion was correct. Some sub-layers have clipping masks. That is why these blocks are showing up in outline mode.

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I hide those layers, and blocks disappear, confirming the clipping mask. 


After hiding clipping masks:

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Before hiding clipping masks:

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Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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As far as I can see, Monika already gave the right answer, you used a pattern swatch that looked like a color swatch.

When you fill a rectangle with a color and drag that rectangle to the Swatches panel, it will create a Pattern swatch that looks like a Color swatch.

The rectangles you see in your file are expanded green colored pattern swatches. If you delete them it will create holes in your drawing where they were used.

What you could do to get rid of them is Select All and click Divide in the Pathfinder panel. (In the image: left before, right after Divide)

You may want to combine fills on the leaves at the lower left that shows the division caused by the Pattern rectangles.

Color swatch as Pattern fill.png

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Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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You are right, Ton! As Moniaks said, patterns created accidentally have been expanded, which resulted in the clipping masks.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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I'm really a pretty new user (10 months), so I don't understand the divide function and what it does or how to use this function. Any simplified instructions? Thank you!

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Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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I cannot make it simpler than I already described: "Select All and click Divide in the Pathfinder panel."

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Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Ton, that actually does help a lot. Thank you!

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Good to hear that helped, Becki.

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