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Trouble with opacity setting

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Jun 20, 2020

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I'm a newbie to illustrator and having lots of problems understanding how to work with objects in layers. One of the many issues I'm having is that often my objects fill and storke color is semi transparent even though the layers have opacity set to 100. I think this is related to something with the "click to target, move to change appearence" circle icon on the layer. I'm still completely mystified as to what this does. If both the parent layer and the object say opacity is 100 where is would this layer be getting it's information from?

Thanks guys. I think I get it now. I was expecting the opacity to display based on which layer or path I had selected in the layer menu. It appears to be displaying based on the selected contents. I'll read up on the appearance attributes and try and understand what the different states are being surfaced in the layer panel.

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Trouble with opacity setting

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I'm a newbie to illustrator and having lots of problems understanding how to work with objects in layers. One of the many issues I'm having is that often my objects fill and storke color is semi transparent even though the layers have opacity set to 100. I think this is related to something with the "click to target, move to change appearence" circle icon on the layer. I'm still completely mystified as to what this does. If both the parent layer and the object say opacity is 100 where is would this layer be getting it's information from?

Thanks guys. I think I get it now. I was expecting the opacity to display based on which layer or path I had selected in the layer menu. It appears to be displaying based on the selected contents. I'll read up on the appearance attributes and try and understand what the different states are being surfaced in the layer panel.

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Your screenshot seems to indicate that you are not selecting anything.

 

What does the Opacity setting say when you select the path in Layer 16 (please check stroke as well as fill colour)?

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Opacity can be assigned at many levels including stroke, fill, object, group and layer (maybe more), and they can add to make a final appearance. 

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Lawrence,

 

As I (mis)understand it, select the pale path (you can do that in the Layers palette, or on the Artboard), then set the Opacity to 100% in the Transparency palette.

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Thanks guys. I think I get it now. I was expecting the opacity to display based on which layer or path I had selected in the layer menu. It appears to be displaying based on the selected contents. I'll read up on the appearance attributes and try and understand what the different states are being surfaced in the layer panel.

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