7. Working with Layers

What You’ll Do

Understand the Layers Panel

Set Layers Panel Options

Create Layers

Select Layers

Delete Layers

Select Objects with Layers

Arrange Layers and Objects

Duplicate Layers and Objects

Lock Layers and Objects

Show and Hide Layers and Objects

Merge Layers and Objects

Move Objects to a Layer

Flatten Artwork

Locate Objects in the Layers Panel

Create a Template Layer

View Layers as Outlines


To be successful with Adobe Illustrator, you need to be in control. You need to control color, to control elements of the design, and you even need to control the order of design elements. If control is what you crave, then Layers, more than any other feature, helps you achieve that control. Layers give you the ability ...

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