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Special Edition Using Adobe® Illustrator® 10 by Peter Bauer

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Chapter 10. Illustrator’s Layers, Sublayers, and Groups

Just as objects and paths are arranged back-to-front according to the order in which they are drawn, they can be organized using layers. Rather than back and front, the terms top and bottom, above and below, and up and down are used with layers.

Each layer, in and of itself, is transparent. The typical analogy is to a sheet of clear plastic, acetate, or glass. If you put artwork on an upper layer, it obscures the artwork below. You can make the lower artwork visible by moving it to a place not obscured by the upper ...

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