How to Get out of the Isolation Mode in Illustrator

By Elliott Taylor

Isolation mode in Adobe Illustrator can be helpful when you want to edit only a single part of an illustration without changing other parts. Since double-clicking on an object will sometimes accidentally get you into isolation mode, it's helpful to know how to quickly get out of isolation mode.

Using the Keyboard

Step 1

Select the isolated object in Adobe Illustrator.

Step 2

Press the "Escape" key once to get out of isolation mode.

Step 3

Press the "Escape" key for each additional isolated object.

Using the Mouse

Step 1

Move the cursor over the object that is isolated, and click the right mouse button.

Step 2

Move the cursor over the menu option "Exit Isolation Mode."

Step 3

Click the left mouse button to get out of isolation mode.