I don't know how this happened but my default setting for object transparency got changed from "normal" to "color burn"
(By selecting: Object - Effects - Transparency - then Color Burn or Normal) How can I switch this back so that the default is always on normal so I don't have to switch it from color burn to normal everytime I create a document?
It took me an hour to figure out why objects were translucent. I kept thinking they were behind other objects and trying to bring them to the front, but they weren't. They were just set on color burn. I switched it back to mormal but everytime I start a new document, it defaults back to colr burn. Its driving me crazy.
By the way, color burn is the default ONLY when I draw cicles. If I draw a box, or any other shape the default is normal and works the way I want it to. Very odd. Just a pain because everytime I draw a circle I gotta go through all these steps to set it back to normal so the colors don't burn through
With no files open, select the ellipse tool that's causing the problem, then reset the blend mode to normal and quit ID. That should fix all new files. Existing files will need to be reset individually by repeating the procedure with no object selected.
Thanks! Worked like a charm. Now I know what to do when any tool is acting up! I wonder how it got set wrong....