Isolation Mode in Illustrator Posted on 20 Mar 15:28

As I've worked in Illustrator over the years, I've collected a lot of handy tips and tricks. A few years ago I discovered "Isolation Mode" by accident (and it's possible that you may be accessing it by accident, too!) and it was a nuisance until I finally decided to pay attention to what was happening. In Illustrator, Isolation Mode allows you to focus on a group of objects while ignoring everything else in your document. You access Isolation Mode simply by double clicking on any group of objects (which is what I was doing by mistake). I have actually grown so reliant on Isolation Mode that I now use it every day. To find out how to use this feature and how it will benefit you, simply watch my video below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2V1ZXqCp2E

(HINT! Pin this video so that you can find it easily whenever you might need a refresher!)

If you found this video helpful, you may want to check out my Illustrator 100: Essentials class [LINK: https://www.atly.com/#!/illustrator_100:_essentials_online_class/computer/illustrator/19741095]. This course is excellent for beginners, whether you have never opened Illustrator before, or you some basic familiarity with the program. Have a question? Leave a comment!