I have an image that someone else created. I'm trying to fix it up. I'm attaching a photo. On the left, you'll notice it has a white box around it. I don't want that. But when I delete the box, it also deletes some of the black details of the feather. How can I stop it from doing that? I've tried expanding the image. There's no clipping mask. Any ideas? Thanks.
click the white feather again and hit delete.
The white is most liekly a compound path constructed of an exterior path (the box) and an interior path (the shape of the feather). When you delete the box you are left with the feather shape in white and it's covering the black shapes.
A better method of deleting the white may be to select the box, then choose Select > Same > Fill & Stroke from teh menu, and then hit the delete key.