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Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

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4. Managing Layers

Lesson Overview

The Flash Catalyst Layers panel is like a master control center for designing your application. It provides an organized structure for viewing and managing every object in the artboard. With the click of a button, you direct which of those objects are present and visible in the current page or component state.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

• Identify target and selected layers

• Expand and collapse layers

• Show and hide objects in the current page or state

• Lock and unlock layers, groups, and objects

• Group complex object parts

• Optimize complex groups

• Add and delete layers

• Rename objects in the Layers panel

• Use layers to locate selected objects

• Change the stacking order ...

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