Illustrator, also called Adobe Illustrator, is considered to be one of the most popular graphic design programs on the market. With all of its complicated options and features, Adobe Illustrator could be too complicated for some users.
There are two types of outlines in Adobe Illustrator.
- Outline Mode
- Object or Text Outline
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If we accidentally switch to outline mode, we have no idea how to get out of it because we don’t know how to exit. The artboard turns white while the objects are shown in outline.
Many users may find this difficult as they don’t know how to exit outline mode.
Click on the “View” menu. From the drop-down menu, click on “Preview”. The shortcut key to undo outline in illustrator is “Ctrl+Y”.
You can read more about outline mode here.
Object or Text Outline
If you want to undo the conversion of text to outline. Use the “Ctrl+Z” shortcut on a PC or the “Cmd+Z” shortcut on a Mac to undo. You can also select the “Edit” menu and “Undo” from the drop-down menu.
Sometimes a stroke is also shown on some shapes or text. These are also outlines.
You can remove this. Go to Properties Panel, under the Appearance section, change the value of Stroke to 0pt. The outline of the text will be removed.