Isolate Selected Groups Does Not Work in CC 2019
Spent 4 days following a tutorial thinking I was losing my mind.
Then, it dawned on me I downloaded CC 2019 four days ago.
Downloaded CC2017 and the operation works as advertised.
Used especially for cartooning…
Goes like this:
1. Select all inked artwork>Object>Expand Appearances>Merge.
Create and color a rectangle covering artwork.
Then>>>>>Right Click<<<< and click "Select Isolate Selected Groups”
This will put editable color with all closed line work.
The enclosed pic is where things go wrong in 2019
Once Isolate Selected groups is clicked you should be able to delete the outside green in isolation mode and edit any enclosed area.
You should get something that looks like the second pic.
Works fine in 2017.
iMac 27 “
32 gig meme
Please post a test file
I'm using AI 2022 and Isolate Selected Groups is working as I think it should. it wasn't in 2018. That was a tough two years trying to reproduce other's work, however. The user I was trying to emulate was not on the subscription and using a pre subscription version of AI.
Is this still an issue for you, guys?
I am trying to replicate the problem and it does not happen for me. It’s fixed then or I am just lucky. Please comment back.
Craig Swanson commented
Grouping not working for me. After grouping I want to rotate the group as a single item, however each object rotates individually.
Mr Toby commented
Grouping objects if definitely not working.... had the work experience kid working on this release!!!!
You can send the file to firstname.lastname@example.org or share through any file sharing service like Creative Cloud Files or Dropbox.
Got your e-mail saying you need more info but I have absolutely no idea how to post back so I’m posting again.
This file was saved exactly at the point where the problem is. You should be able to select isolated select groups….in this case the rectangles.
This works fine in 2017 and 2018.
Select all line work>create new layer and lock.
Select all line work>Expand appearance>merge.
Create colored fill>send to back.
Select fill and line work>merge>right click “Select Isolated Groups”.
At this point you should be able to select any closed group and color or edit it.
Hope this is the information you need.
I’ve got no option to import files…I can’t figure out how to post here.
I’m working on this file today.
The file is saved right after I merged the artwork and colored layers…then right at the point where I click Isolate Selected Groups.
Everything should hightlight but nothing highlight.