How to separate icons in icon sets

New Here ,
Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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I downloaded multiple icon sets to work on in Adobe Illustrator, but when I open up the sets, there is only one layer and the icons are not able to be used individually. I have tried to ungroup them and I have also tried to release any settings that could be affecting the layer. However, since there is only one layer, I have a feeling this is more complicated. How can I use the icons in the image individually? I have googled and searched everywhere for an answer, and I cannot find one—please help! 

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Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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They are probably inside of a clipping mask or even possibly set as one compound path. Do a command Y and you will likely see a mask path outside all of the icon, drag the direct select tool to get the mask then delete.

You can then drag with direct select tool to drag a frame over the icon you want, cut that and paste into a new document is the easiest way though there are many methods.

If you need more help please post a screenshot of the item selected and the appearance palette so we can see what you have.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Your "editor icons.jpg" shows the file with an Adobe watermark, it looks like all you've done is download the preview, which is NOT editable vector art... you have to BUY a license for the editable icon set...

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