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Hello,

 

I used to use Illustrator a few years ago. Just signed up again. I have a document that, when I mouse over the objects, I have many different shaped ovals that pop up. I think it might have something to do with the gradient fill used in some of my objects which were copied from a template that I purchased. However, can someone please guide me to where I can find out what these are and how to turn them off? They're making it difficult for me to select and edit the shapes of my objects. As I mouse over the document, there are hundreds of these that pop-up.

 

Thanks.

 

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Those are caused by Smart Guides. Can be turned off in the View menu. But those fills look strange as well - are they clipping masks? Can you show the layers panel?

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Ovals on hover over objects

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Hello,

 

I used to use Illustrator a few years ago. Just signed up again. I have a document that, when I mouse over the objects, I have many different shaped ovals that pop up. I think it might have something to do with the gradient fill used in some of my objects which were copied from a template that I purchased. However, can someone please guide me to where I can find out what these are and how to turn them off? They're making it difficult for me to select and edit the shapes of my objects. As I mouse over the document, there are hundreds of these that pop-up.

 

Thanks.

 

SonomaKat_0-1594504244887.png

 

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

Those are caused by Smart Guides. Can be turned off in the View menu. But those fills look strange as well - are they clipping masks? Can you show the layers panel?

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Those are caused by Smart Guides. Can be turned off in the View menu. But those fills look strange as well - are they clipping masks? Can you show the layers panel?

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Yes, there's something strange going on. As background: I purchased a logo template that was an .eps file. At the time, I did not have access to Adobe. So I edited it in CorelDraw, and created the stick figures to match by copying the elements from the logo. Then exported to .eps and opened in Illustrator. It appears that the fill in some of the gradient shapes consists of a bunch of individual pieces. There are hundreds of layers to these pieces. I'm wondering if it can be fixed by opening in CorelDraw again, editing the fill to a gradient, and then exporting again. Any thoughts?

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It could be an expanded blend or gradient.

Try opening the original eps in Illustrator, but it could be that the expansion already happened when saving as eps.

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Most probably it was an EPS 10. Could have been edited in Illustrator 10 and above, but once you opened it in CorelDRAW, the editable part of the file is gone. There is nothing to repair now.

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