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Stuck in isolation mode (Help a noob)

Community Beginner ,
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Hey guys,

 

I'm just starting to use illustrator and I am trying to create a character that is playing tennis. However I got stuck in isolation mode. 

 

Things I've tried:

Restarting Ai

Pressing Esc multiple times

Double clicking everywhere

Looked through the Ai settings

Right clicking the isolated box, this only shows me the option to isolate it again. 

 

I think the issue here is that the box that is my arm is isolated too, but it doesnt show me to stop isolation mode on that box. 

 

I can't find any other object I've accidently isolated either. 

 

How my screen currently looks:

help.pnghelp2.png

Thanks in advance,

 

Pieter

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional
  1. In the Layers palette flyout menu, choose the Unlock All Layers command.
  2. In the Layers palette you can see four small circles (right-handside) that are marked with a grey fill. Click on the target circles (one by one) and while they are selected go to the Transparency palette and set the opacity to 100 %

 

Now the tennis player should be restored and he can immediately play the match of his life.

 

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Stuck in isolation mode (Help a noob)

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Hey guys,

 

I'm just starting to use illustrator and I am trying to create a character that is playing tennis. However I got stuck in isolation mode. 

 

Things I've tried:

Restarting Ai

Pressing Esc multiple times

Double clicking everywhere

Looked through the Ai settings

Right clicking the isolated box, this only shows me the option to isolate it again. 

 

I think the issue here is that the box that is my arm is isolated too, but it doesnt show me to stop isolation mode on that box. 

 

I can't find any other object I've accidently isolated either. 

 

How my screen currently looks:

help.pnghelp2.png

Thanks in advance,

 

Pieter

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional
  1. In the Layers palette flyout menu, choose the Unlock All Layers command.
  2. In the Layers palette you can see four small circles (right-handside) that are marked with a grey fill. Click on the target circles (one by one) and while they are selected go to the Transparency palette and set the opacity to 100 %

 

Now the tennis player should be restored and he can immediately play the match of his life.

 

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have you tried double-clicking outside the isolated object?  

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Yes I have. Outside of the whole frame and isolated object. 

 

I think the issue here is that I've first isolated the arm object. And the hand after.

 

You can see that the arm is a darker tint of grey than the rest of the body.  But I can't find out how to exit the isolation mode of the arm. 

 

I don't know if I'm speaking clearly. If not let me know I'll try to explain better. 

 

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As per your screenshot it looks as if you are in Isolation mode, but as far as I can see you are not in Isolation mode. It may be something different.

 

Can you perhaps share the Illustrator file (.ai)?

 

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https://mega.nz/file/BVUXTIxR#ZHzMkubjBmBWgAC2fwpyrYp3742_FXv847N75Z3_gEM 

 

Idk if Im allowed to post this but we'll see.

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Just to clarify, I just wan't to get acces to my character again, haha :).

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Is it supposed to look like this?

 

tennis_player_001.png

 

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Yes :), how did u do it?

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  1. In the Layers palette flyout menu, choose the Unlock All Layers command.
  2. In the Layers palette you can see four small circles (right-handside) that are marked with a grey fill. Click on the target circles (one by one) and while they are selected go to the Transparency palette and set the opacity to 100 %

 

Now the tennis player should be restored and he can immediately play the match of his life.

 

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Excellent fix!  How could that  have happened - even by accident?

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I know it happened while I tried to work with isolation mode, thats why I thought I was stuck in there. 

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Ahhh that fixed it! I have no idea how I got there but I'm happy it's solved. 

 

Thanks so much!

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It probably happened due to the damaged and almost falling hem at his left thigh.

 

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I've been working in Adobe products for over 15 years - know Illustrator like the back of my hand, and this just happened to me. It's 1000% a bug.

I also just went in to isolation mode, and then it seemed to "get stuck" where I couldn't select anything. I saved and rebooted - still nothing. Saw this fix, and... wah-lah, somehow the opacity got stuck at 50% and the layers were separated and locked. 

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Adding another 100% confirmation to this - definitely a new bug. Started happening about 1, maybe 2 weeks ago. Exactly what @mhopp said!

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Thats really interesting! Is there a way we can tell the developers?

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This is beyond weird...  I hope the same bug isn't in Animate or After Effects...

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