Can't release guides in illustrator CC (2015)


I'm trying to delete a guide and I can't seem to figure out how. I did a Google search and found that I have to select the guide, right click and select release guide. However, it doesn't show enter image description here

My guides are not locked either. And when I go to View > Guides > Release Guides, I can't do that either. enter image description here

12/8/2015 9:39:00 AM

Accepted Answer

AI creates guides as layers. Simply go to your layers palette and delete them by dragging them to the trash can icon on the bottom right of the layers palette.

I always create a separate group specifically for my guides and I'll usually lock it just to be safe.


12/8/2015 4:44:00 PM

Your guide is probably in a layer or sub-layer that you have locked.

Open your Layers palette (Window > Layers or f7) and twirl open (click the triangle) all parts you have locked. There's bound to be some <Guide>s there, one of them your little cyan offender. Unlock it, select it with the move tool (or you could just 'meatball' it in the Layers palette) and hit Backspace.