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:
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:
Thanks in advance,
have you tried double-clicking outside the isolated object?
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.
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)?
Just to clarify, I just wan't to get acces to my character again, haha :).
Is it supposed to look like this?
Yes :), how did u do it?
Now the tennis player should be restored and he can immediately play the match of his life.
Excellent fix! How could that have happened - even by accident?
I know it happened while I tried to work with isolation mode, thats why I thought I was stuck in there.
Ahhh that fixed it! I have no idea how I got there but I'm happy it's solved.
Thanks so much!
It probably happened due to the damaged and almost falling hem at his left thigh.
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.
Thats really interesting! Is there a way we can tell the developers?
This is beyond weird... I hope the same bug isn't in Animate or After Effects...
Same. Has happened to me several times since v 25.0.1
Total Bug. I have tried all the above and nothing work... it generally happend when your in isolation mode and try to undo an couple steps. once you stuck even undo will not help... I generally make sure i save before i go into isolation... that whay if it get stuck... i just resave the file and a new file and then re open the old. it has cost me too much time already. Benn using Illustrator sin Illustrator 3.0. never had this issue before.
This bug just happened to me! Adobe, help! Thank you so much for helping me get out.
can you perhaps share a sample Illustrator file (.ai) with detailed instructions to reliably reproduce the issue in order to prove that it is a supposed bug?
It is probably a bug.
It started after the last update.
It happens when you work in issolation mode, usualy after 2-3 undos.
It nests all other layers under a "hiden" layer and if you unlock and drag them back where the were supposed to be, it returns to normal.
Unfortunately, many times it freezes and you can't do anything but Force Quit 😞
I think I can reproduce it.
may I ask the same question: Can you share a sample Illustrator file (.ai) with reproducible instructions to catch the issue as a bug?
This is happening to me as well and I have to rebuild the file every time it does. I will try and reproduce it the next time it happens. It usually happens when I try and undo while in isolation mode. Really annoying and a big time suck. My layers end up locked, rearranged and condensed into one layer. Even after closing the file and restarting the file stays as is. This has been happening since the last update.