11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2012 1:06 AM by Monika Gause RSS

    remove Fill & Stroke?

    Kar209 Community Member

      Hello:                                                                                                               OS: Windows 7 Home 64bit

       

      I have made a copy of a circle of which I need to remove the Fill and Stroke.

       

      I have clicked the thumbnails, on the Tools panel, of the Fill & Stroke to set to None but this didn't remove either in my copy.

       

      I have checked under each and every Menu option and I have checked in the F&S panel itself to no avail.

       

      Could you please explain how I go about removing the F&S of a copy?

       

      Oh, also ... in Illustrator is a Copy the same as a Duplicate?

       

       

      Thank you for your time

        • 1. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
          Silkrooster MVP

          Did you click on the circle to make it active? Since I don't know your experience level, I have to ask.

          Open the layer panel and the appearence panel and post screen grabs of them, plus grab the top tool bar, with the circle selected for all screen grabs.

          • 2. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
            Kar209 Community Member

            Hello Silkrooster:

             

            I am sorry, I forgot to mention that this attempt is only my third time opening Illustrator and I am working on my first tutorial.

             

            No, I had forgotten to select the circle first. So, thank you for that reminder.

             

            I have been using Photoshop CS6 for about three months now and for about three months before that I had been using Gimp & Inkscape. So, between the multiple program confusion, being quite new to such software and computers in general and knowing just a little about a little I can at times over look the obvious.

             

            I would post a screen shot but my computers Print Screen key is not working any more or the caps lock for that matter. Going out shopping for a new laptop is on my to do list ... daunting as it is   ... is screen shot what you meant by screen grab?? don't laugh at me .... heee heee

             

            Thank you for your time!!

             

            It's actually beyond my thinking straight hour. Off to rest but I'll check back tomarrow night ... probably late as it's a holiday

             

            Kara

            • 3. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
              Silkrooster MVP

              Yeah, I mean capturing the screen so we can see whats up.

              Nothing to laugh at. We all start somewhere. Any questions feel free to ask, thats what were here for. To learn and to help others to learn. Have a good night.

              • 4. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
                Kar209 Community Member

                Hello there Silkrooster ...

                 

                Well, I have no idea where in the world you are but it's the 4th of July/Independence day ... in case you're outside of the USA  

                 

                Just wanted to stop by to let you know that I haven't had a chance to get back to things today but I'll be back 2mar.

                 

                In the interim can you tell me how to scale an object proportionately? In other programs I hold the Ctrl + Shift keys and drag down a corner so that all sides are pulled in equally.

                 

                Is there an online manual for Illustrator?

                 

                Well, off to see the fireworks.

                 

                TY & ttul

                • 5. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
                  Silkrooster MVP

                  I am in New York. I still get on the forums even on holidays.

                   

                  Scaling proportionally, place cursor over corner anchor and hold down shift key then drag.

                   

                  If you also hold down the alt key you can scale from the center of the object instead of the opposite corner.

                  • 6. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
                    Silkrooster MVP

                    I should correct that, place the cursor over any anchor and the shift key will scale proportionately using the opposite anchor.

                    Holding shift+alt will scale from the center when placing the cursor over any anchor.

                     

                    Just want to make it clear that you don't have to use a corner anchor when scaling. Thats kind of why the shift key is required. (don't really know the true reason, but thats my guess...)

                    • 7. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
                      Kar209 Community Member

                      I <3 NY

                       

                      Hey there Silkrooster ... my apologies as I had forgotten about this post. I was just looking through my history as I don't like to leave anyone hanging.

                       

                      Most of all awesome folks like yourself that take the time to help out.

                       

                      I live in Maine. I moved from the "city" to a small country town about 5 yrs ago. I like it but I often miss the city.

                       

                      Are you in NY NY?

                       

                      Well, just wanted to pop in here for a quick second and to make sure I gave out the proper kudos.

                       

                      Hope all is well with you.

                       

                      I'm still trying to figure out those dang "smart objects" lol

                      • 8. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
                        Silkrooster MVP

                        Nope, to far to NYC. I am closer to the Canadian border.

                        • 9. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
                          Kar209 Community Member

                          I've been all through up state ny. very beautiful state. Also love Niagra Falls.

                           

                          Thanx for all your support!! Dunno what I would do w/out you & everyone esle.

                           

                          Be well.

                          • 10. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
                            StayFocused81 Community Member

                            So what are the steps to Take off any stroke and fill on the text? I'm trying step 1 of http://vectips.com/tutorials/quick-tutorial-create-a-reusable-retro-type-treatment/

                            • 11. Re: remove Fill & Stroke?
                              Monika Gause MVP

                              You might want to take a look at this (see the video too)

                              http://help.adobe.com/en_US/illustrator/cs/using/WS714a382cdf7d304e7e07d0100196cbc5f-6519a .html#WSDF6D5870-B06C-4e6d-9B6C-FFEB2FBDF939a

                               

                              Removing means: setting fill and stroke to "None"