In CS6 I have shapes I've made transparent in the past and maybe applied Multiply Mode. But in the Transparency window it shows/says it's Normal Mode/100% - which clearly isn't the case, so there's no way to change it. How do I return it to Normal/100% - which currently I cannot? Nothing I try works & at the moment, the only solution is to recreate these shapes anew! Might anyone have an idea on how to "unfreeze" this past opacity change so I can see it's true values - & - change it? Many thanks!
there are so much possibilities to do that. That's why show us a screenshot please.
Open the layers palette
open the appearance palette
open the transparency palette
select your object/path/shape and show us the screenshot including all three palettes.
Check the appearance panel. Maybe the opacity/blend mode is applied to the fill only.
Using the eyedropper on something with 100% opacity - I was able to "reset" the color - and therefore have a baseline of 100% opacity/normal, to change the shapes to the opacity/blend mode I needed.
But I will use these recommendations to go back & reproduce the problem so I can figure out what caused this to happen.
I'll report back - but SO MANY thanks for your help!
i think when you make transparent objects, and group them, the transparent will be 100% for the group. you have to ungroup first.
That may have been the problem! The objects were grouped. many thanks!
No. That's not the problem.
You can use the transparency on layers or groups or page items or any path items. See what the appearance panel shows you while selecting the layer(s) or group(s) or page item(s) or path item(s).
That's why it would be better to see a screenshot. But without - it's only a shot into dark.
I did it.
But although the path items are grouped - that's not the problem.
And it is not required to ungroup the group.
See this screenshot and make the same: click on the small filled circle in the layers panel (the direct way) and see what the apearance panel shows.
oh yes, i got what you mean.
then we can even ungroup the objects and change the opacity.
or direct selection tool to change the opacity for object within the group/
or as your way, no need to ungroup, and go through the layers.....
the main problem with her was the objects were grouped!
Ok the main "problem" in this thread was the objects are grouped. We are still the same opinion.
But it's never a problem if objects are grouped.
Select the group with the selection tool or the "group selection tool".
Identify the group in the layers palette (magnifying glass icon = search object will help you) and look for the path with a filled circle in the palette. Click on this circle and you will select this objekt and see what properties are used for this object. (Sorry for my bad english, I hope you will understand what I mean.)
the problem with her is not that the objects are grouped, the problem was she made a transparency and Transparency panel shows/says it's Normal Mode/100%
i understand the problem.
we agreed the same point!
once any one got the point, he can solve it in many ways.
i understand what you mean
i must complete my sentence,
the main problem with her was the objects were grouped! thats why the opacity appears 100% in the transparency panel.
i must complete my sentence,
the main problem with her was the objects were grouped! /*And the group was selected - and not the object itself*/ thats why the opacity appears 100% in the transparency panel.
now we are completely understand each other our english is good don't worry.
the problem that she is grouped the transparent objects, when you select the the group, the opacity will be 100% (for the group). but objects inside the group have opacities.
when ungroup the object you can change the opacity to 100% for each object.
also you can change it from appearance panel for sure.
but ungroup the objects and change each one, or use group selection tool to select the transparent object within the group.
* grouped transparent objects, the opacity 100% for the group in general not for the items inside the group as individual.
omg thank you! that was driving me nuts
I just had that problem and I copied and pasted the object into a new document, then copied that into my current document in a new layer. That probably isn't the correct way to do it but it got the job done for me👍