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Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 7

Using Layers

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Working with layers

check Using layers for a selection

check Changing the stacking order of a layer

check Moving and cloning objects to another layer

check Hiding and locking layers

This chapter shows you how helpful layers can be when you’re producing complex artwork. Layers are similar to clear films stacked on top of your artwork: You can place content (text, shapes, and other objects) on a layer, lift up a layer, remove a layer, hide and show layers, or lock a layer so that you can’t edit its content. Taking advantage of the Layers feature can help you:

  • Organize the painting (stacking) order of objects.
  • Activate objects that would otherwise be difficult to select by using either the Selection or Direct Selection tool.
  • Lock items that you don’t want to reposition or change.
  • Hide items until you need them.
  • Repurpose objects for artwork variations. For example, a company’s business cards use the same logo and company address, but the name and contact information ...

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