I'm trying to update a packaging design from a designer.

It's a box design so I used the trick of:

  1. Shift + O
  2. V
  3. Command + A
  4. Flip 180 degrees

To view the different sides of the box. However, I noticed that some parts are not flipping.

Before flip (nothing wrong):

After flip (look at the barcode on the top left, as well as the box background):

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Why is this? How would I flip it, or better yet how would I delete the barcode?

When I select all (command + A) and delete, the barcode and background are still there:

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  • Have you tried grouping everything before rotating 180º? – Billy Kerr Jul 12 at 19:52
  • Hi @BillyKerr. Would you mind telling me the steps to do that? I honestly don't know how to use AI – Edmund Jul 12 at 19:53
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    This is really basic stuff which works on just about any graphics application, not just Illustrator. Ctrl+A (Command+A on Mac) to select all. Ctrl+G (Command+G on mac) to group. It might be useful to do a few beginner tutorials before you start using Illustrator, it's not rocket science, but there is a learning curve. – Billy Kerr Jul 12 at 19:55
  • Grouping doesn't seem to do anything. I can't click on the barcode nor the background, it's as if it's part of the canvas itself – Edmund Jul 12 at 19:57
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    Those items may be on layers that have been locked. Although that's just a guess without access to the AI file. Here's the info on unlocking layers. helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/… – Billy Kerr Jul 12 at 19:58

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