unwanted dashed line under object

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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I'm just learning. I bought a textbook and I'm working through the exercises.

 

I'm stuck on creating a small fold in an object. I need to make a triange, and position it underneath the object. This makes it look like it's got a fold. 

 

The triangle is created with the pen tool, no fill and black stroke. I expect it to disappear when I send it back (under the object). But it doesn't. It's still visible, but now it's a dashed line. Dashed line is not selected. It does go under the object, because I can't get hold of it or move it. 

 

I can't find anything online that will explain what's happening, or how to correct the issue. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks!

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021
Michele, it can be done without a blending mode when the layer has a stroke and the stroke is above the contents.

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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Could you please show us a screenshot?

The screenshot should include the layers panel and please click on the triangle next to the layer so the contents of the layer are visible as well.

 

Thank you.

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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Can you upload a snalshot of what you are doing. (4th icon from the right) and a snapshot of expanded layers panerl. It is hard to decipher from nyour description.

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Thanks for your reply. If you can see on the dress, the triangles that are dashed--they shouldn't be visible. I have sent them to the back, but I can still see them. 

 

 

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Are the triangles separate objects? They are on the top layer right? Can you open that top layer and look for them? You just need to select them on the artboard and then check where they are in the layer.

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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You may need to unlock layer 1 to beable to select them.

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Thanks! I'm not getting notified if there is a reply, so I didn't see this until now. I didn't find the solution to the problem, but made up my own way of creating the same fold-like effect. But I still can't get rid of this dashed line! I'm not selecting it, but it keeps appearing. I'm now trying to get rid of my stroke in a square, but all I get is a dashed line. And when I want the dashed line, it doesn't work! I really don't like this programme. Way too complicated. Do I need to start over again so I can clear whatever unknown mistake I made, or will the programme remember it and keep this dashed line forever? Thanksadobe project rectangle.jpg

 

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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In the above, I want to have the pink dots on top of the square without the dashed line. I don't know why you can see the dashed line through the pink dots, as they are on top. I don't know why I can't get rid of the dashed line. 

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Please select something  with the dashed line and show it in the layers panel and the Appearance panel.

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On the layer itself you have some sort of effect applied to it. Do you see how Layer 2 copy (and please start naming your layers, it is a good practice to get into) is filled in or shdowed. That means something is going on and is probably why this is going on. Please find the transparency panel, while that layer is selected and see what is going on. Post a screenshot of that.

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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I believe too that it is a layer attribute.

I believe it can be found in the Appearance panel and every stroke on that layer will be dashed.

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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@Ton Frederiks but there also must be a blend mode as you can see thru from the dots to the rectangle's dotted lines (I think they said the dots were on top).

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Michele, it can be done without a blending mode when the layer has a stroke and the stroke is above the contents.

layer stroke.png

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New Here ,
Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021

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Alright, thank you. I'll have a go at this today.

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To get rid of it, select the layer by cling the dot to yje right of its name and in the Appearance panel select Clear Appearance.

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