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Design Illustrator Foundations Creating an Icon Understanding Shapes

when i try to create a shape with the rectangle tool I'm getting that circle cross out icon.

the shapes layer is not locked. not sure why i'm getting the restriction. Also when I unlock the icon and stretch layer the circle cross out icon persists.

2 Answers

Joel Encinas
Joel Encinas
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i don't completely understand the question, could u explain it more?, or post a screenshot.

Thanks Joel. The solution has been found. I should have selected the layer first. thanks again.