Pen and live paint tools and layers disappeared

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Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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Hey guys! So I am a beginner in creating in illustrator. I was using the pen tool along with the live paint option over a pixel layer. I had my separate pen drawing layer, pixel layer, and live paint layer. However, I'm not sure what I did when I was saving it, and now I cannot edit the piece. My pen tool and live paint layers are gone and it's just a single layer that looks like a jpeg that was put into an illustrator file. Has anyone else encountered this and possibly know what I did wrong? I am just going to insert a photo, I do not have a screenshot from before tho, it's just the single layer now. any help would be appreciated. Thank youScreen Shot 2021-04-29 at 6.33.52 PM.png

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Hi Tatiana, 

Thanks for the screenshot, that always helps in answering posts. Your appearance plaette is blocking your filename so I cannot confirm, but you may have saved as a .pdf and opened that in Illustrator. Alwasy save a .ai file, and an additional file format for importing into other programs.

 

 

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