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If somebody can help me I would really appreciate it, Im trying to use CTRL+C & +F but beforehand i was using live bucket tool, now everytime i use CTRL+C & +F, i always get back to previous work i had with the live bucket tool. How to erase that? so i can now work properly with the CTRL+C & +F. Thanks

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If somebody can help me I would really appreciate it, Im trying to use CTRL+C & +F but beforehand i was using live bucket tool, now everytime i use CTRL+C & +F, i always get back to previous work i had with the live bucket tool. How to erase that? so i can now work properly with the CTRL+C & +F. Thanks

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Can you please elaborate, give examples, show screenshots?

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Tagging on to Monika's reply. What exactly are you trying to do? Ctrl + C is "copy" in Illustrator and Ctrl + F is "paste in front". Neither of these shortcuts are of much use using the Live Paint Bucket tool. You may be pasting a previously copied object on top of another which makes it appear as you're going back to previoius work.

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yeah thats what happens. im a beginner so its so hard for me to figure out
what should be done to undo it

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Princess,

 

Am I right in assuming that you select an object you have just Paint Bucketed, and then Ctrl/Cmd+C+F only to find an earlier version of the object, from before your using the tool?

 

My LIST suggestion was based on that assumption.

 

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Princess,

 

Sometimes Illy (job description Adobe Illustrator) starts moving in mysterious ways.

 

You can try the first few easy suggestions on the list; failing those you can ask again before going further down to the more serious ones,

 

 

THE LIST

 

 

If things that should work simply refuse to (all possibilities exhausted including the A) - D) below (and carefully making sure you are performing (all) the needed things)), you may try (the relevant part(s) of) the list 1) - 8 ) below.

 

 

Sometimes, (certain) things may fail or stop working for no apparent reason. When the (other) possible reasons/cures fail to work, it may be some kind of (temporay or permanent) corruption, or even some inconvenient preference setting(s), which may be cured with something on the following list set up in an attempt to provide a catchall solution for otherwise unsolvable cases. It starts with a few easy and harmless suggestions 1) - 3) for milder cases, and goes on with three alternative ways 4) - 6) of resetting preferences to the defaults (easily but irreversibly and more laboriously but more thoroughly and also reversibly), then follows a list 7) of various other possibilities, and it ends with a full reinstallation 8 ). If no other suggestions work, or if no other suggestions appear, you may start on the list and decide how far to go and/or which may be relevant.

 

 

 

The following is a general list of things you may try when

 

A) The issue is not in a specific file,

B) You have a printer correctly installed, connected, and turned on if it is physical printer (you may use Adobe PDF/Acrobat Distiller as the default printer with no need to have a printer turned on, obviously you will need to specify when you actually need to print on paper), and

C) It is not caused by issues with opening a file from external media.

D) It is not caused by other applications (you may close down/disable everything else running, including browsers and antivirus, then try again). There are quite a few usual suspects that may disturb and confuse Illy (job description Adobe Illustrator) so she moves in mysterious ways (even more than usual, some would say).

 

You may have tried/done some of them already; 1) and 2) and 3) are the easy ones for temporary strangenesses, and 4) and 5) and 6) are specifically aimed at possibly corrupt/inconvenient preferences); 7) is a list in itself, and 8 ) is the last resort.

 

If possible/applicable, you should save current artwork first, of course.

 

1) Close down Illy and open again;

2) Restart the computer (you may do that up to at least 5 times);

 

3) Log out of your Adobe account and log back in;

 

4) Close down Illy, then close down al other applications, then open Illy again;

 

5a) Close down Illy and press Ctrl+Alt+Shift/Cmd+Option+Shift during startup (easy but irreversible);

5b) Or in the current CC version click Reset Preferences at the bottom right of the Preferences window and restart (also easy but irreversible);

6a) Move the folder (follow the link with that name) with Illy closed (more tedious but also more thorough and reversible), for CS3 - CC you may find the folder here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/preference-file-location-illustrator.html

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/moved-anchor-points-snap-back-to-original-location-after-...

 

6b) Or follow the instructions here: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html

 

7) Rarely relevant, look through and try out the relevant among the Other options (follow the link with that name, Item 7) is a list of usual suspects among other applications that may disturb and confuse Illy, Item 15) applies to CC, CS6, and maybe CS5);

 

Failing everything else, you may consider going on, but there are real dangers ahead unless you run one of the latest two CC versions, or unless you have the installers for both application(s) and possible update(s) on your computer, and even then you may need to restore plugins and whatnot afterwards if you have customized things:

 

8 ) A) Uninstall (ticking the box to delete the preferences if applicable), B) run the Cleaner Tool (if you have CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6/CC), and C) reinstall. You may try without step B), but sometimes it is needed, because otherwise things may linger.

 

As it appears from this thread, it may be worth repeating this if it fails to help the first time:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2283530

 

To uninstall:

https://www.adobe.com/search.html#q=uninstall%20illustrator&sort=relevancy&start=1

 

Cleaner Tool:

http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cscleanertool.html

 

 

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