I was working on my illustrator file and I dont know what happened but when doing a simple copy paste command, majority of my work is now un-editable, non clickable and just flattened with a half transparency over it. Theres a couple things i can still edit but the rest is use less. I thought maybe somehow they are all locked, nope. I've checked locked selection, grouping, setting and even placed the file into a new document and i can click on them but its group an merged all my seperate selections and layers. I've tried saving as a pdf & eps and re-opening - no luck. I have an old back file but theres still a substantial amount of work missing and I'd really like not to have to go through it all again.
As fas as I'm aware i didnt click or did a random command, I was simply working away as I normally do.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Please & Thank-you
Okay all good we got into the layers - there was an non editable group/path/second layer. Clicked the circle next to that layer to select all, I was now able to click and edit my artwork but the colours were still stucj in a transparency and were at 100% tint & opacity - fixed that by copying and pasting in document. I dont know how, I dont know why but it worked and big thanks to my special friend for figuring it out and hleping me