I'm an Illustrator rookie and having problems. Whenever I rotate or transform the object, the whole bounding box fills. See examples below. Rotating, perspective distort, etc all seem to have the same problem.

What am I doing wrong?!

Before transforming: Object before transforming

After rotating (same problem with other transformations) Object after rotating - whole box is filled

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    what kind of object is that? Have you checked other panels: layers, transparency, graphic styles... Would be helpful to have these open in the screenshots
    – Luciano
    Nov 16, 2015 at 12:38
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4 Answers 4


It seems that your installed illustrator have graphic card problems! I recommend you change your preferences in edit menu and restart illustrator. It may be from system graphic card settings.


It' can be a problem whit the software I'll think its good idea too reinstall again the illustrator.


Try expanding the object before transforming it. I've had illustrator bug out on me on me several times over simple things like not expanding or ungrouping objects.

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    And how can this be done? Can you add the commands or clicks one has to do? Welcome to GD.SE!
    – Mensch
    Dec 18, 2015 at 11:40

Get rid of the bounding box and just use the vector image of the suitcase.

  • Well, and how can someone do that? Please explain it better and add an screenshot to visualize what you mean. Usually an one-line-answer is not a valid answer ... Welcome to GD.SE!
    – Mensch
    May 5, 2016 at 18:14

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