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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — nesting layers

You also have the option of nesting layers in Inkscape. Nesting is the idea of creating sublayers in Inkscape. You might want to do this if you want all sublayers to be virtually grouped with a parent layer and carry some of the parent layer's attributes.

Here's how we can create sublayers within the Header layer in our current project:

  1. With the example project open, go to the Layer dialog (from the main menu, select Layer and then Layers or use the Shift + Ctrl + L keyboard shortcut to open it).
  2. Right-click the Header layer and choose Add Layer....
    Time for action — nesting layers

    The Add Layer dialog is displayed.

  3. Type a new layer name into the ...

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