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!

(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:!/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!