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Macromedia® FreeHand®MX: Training from the Source by Patti Schulze

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Lesson 4. Using Layers

As you create drawings that are more complex, you will want to organize and control the elements on the page. You can do that with layers. Layers are transparent planes on which you place your objects. You can choose to show or hide a layer, which shows or hides all of the objects on that layer. You can move a layer up or down, changing the stacking order in which objects appear on a page.

Say, for example, that you are drawing a complex map of an area. The map contains streets and highways, rivers, railroads, and descriptive text. While you are concentrating on the streets, you don’t want to be distracted by the rivers and the railroads. If you put all of the streets and highways, rivers, railroads, and text each on a ...

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