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Chapter 5
Working with Layers
Objectives
• Create and modify layers
• Manipulate layered artwork
• Work with layered artwork
• Create a clipping set
Create and Modify Layers
• The Layers panel consists of a series of layers.
• The number of layers are limited only by the...
Work with Layered Artwork
• The Eye icon (Toggles Visibility button) lets
you hide and show layers.
• The Lock icon (Toggl...
Work with Layered Artwork
Lock icon
(Toggles lock
button)
Eye icon (Toggles
visibility button)
Work with Layered Artwork.
The absence of the
Eye icon indicates
that this layer is hidden
The absence of the
Lock icon in...
Create and Modify Layers
• Create new layers and move objects into
them, segregating and organizing work.
• First object p...
Create and Modify Layers
• Each layer has thumbnail (miniature picture) to the left
of the layer name.
• Change the size o...
Create and Modify Layers
Each part of this
illustration is on a
separate layer
Create and Modify Layers
• There are two basic ways to create new layers
and sublayers:
– Click New Layer or New Sublayer ...
Create and Modify Layers
• To duplicate layers, click the Duplicate
command in Layers panel menu.
• Drag a layer or sublay...
Create and Modify Layers
Selection marks for
chair are red, the
color assigned to the
Chair layer
The chair on the artboar...
Create and Modify Layers
• The Layer Options dialog box allows you to set
Layer Options:
– Name a layer
– Select a selecti...
Create and Modify Layers
• Setting layer options
– Preview option displays all artwork on a layer in
Preview mode
– When P...
Create and Modify Layers
• Setting layer options
– Print option allows you to print a layer
– The Dim Images option reduce...
Create and Modify Layers
Color list arrow
Create and Modify Layers
• When an object is selected on the artboard:
– the layer is highlighted in Layers panel
– the In...
Create and Modify Layers
Selection marks for
chair are red, the
color assigned to
the Chair layer
Layer target,
Click to s...
Manipulate Layered Artwork
• All objects on a given layer are behind objects
on layer above it and above those on a layer
...
Manipulate Layered Artwork
• To change position of layer or sublayer, drag it
up or down in panel.
• When layer is reposit...
Manipulate Layered Artwork
Changing the order of layers
Manipulate Layered Artwork
• Condensing layers is process of dragging one
layer into another.
• Repositioned layer becomes...
Manipulate Layered Artwork
• To merge multiple layers and sublayers:
– Select the layer
• Press [Ctrl](Win) or (Mac) to s...
Manipulate Layered Artwork
• One or more objects on a layer are sublayers.
• When first object placed on layer, triangle
a...
Manipulate Layered Artwork
• When grouped artwork is placed into a layer, a
sublayer is automatically created.
• Assigned ...
Manipulate Layered Artwork
Each object in
a group is
placed on its
own sublayer.
Manipulate Layered Artwork
• To move sublayers simply drag and drop a
sublayer from one layer to another.
• Drag artwork f...
Manipulate Layered Artwork
Drag the
Selected Art
Icon to
another layer
Work with Layered Artwork
• Press [Alt] (Win) or [option] (Mac) while
clicking the Eye icon once to show all layers.
• Cli...
Work with Layered Artwork
• Press [Ctrl] (Win) or [Command](Mac) and
click the Eye icon to toggle between Outline
and Prev...
Work with Layered Artwork
The Chair
layer is shown
in Preview
mode and all
other layers
are shown in
Outline mode.
Work with Layered Artwork
• To locate an object, select an object on the Layers
panel, and use the Locate Object command.
...
Work with Layered Artwork
• You can reverse layers by selecting
them, then clicking Reverse Order on
the Layers panel.
• Y...
Work with Layered Artwork
To duplicate a layer
and its contents,
drag it on top of the
Create New Layer
button
Work with Layered Artwork
• When you import a Photoshop file you can opt to
have the file open with layers intact.
• In th...
Create a Clipping Set
• Clipping set is used to distinguish clipping
paths used in layers from clipping paths used
to mask...
Create a Clipping Set
• The following rules apply to clipping sets:
– Clipping mask and objects to be masked must be
in sa...
Create a Clipping Set
Drag the
Selected Art
icon to
move an
object to
another
layer.
Create a Clipping Set
• Top object in clipping set becomes mask for all
objects below it.
• A <Group> sublayer can be a cl...
Create a Clipping Set
When you apply the Flatten Artwork command,
all visible objects in artwork are consolidated
in a sin...
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  1. 1. Chapter 5 Working with Layers
  2. 2. Objectives • Create and modify layers • Manipulate layered artwork • Work with layered artwork • Create a clipping set
  3. 3. Create and Modify Layers • The Layers panel consists of a series of layers. • The number of layers are limited only by the computer’s memory. • By default every document is created with one layer, called Layer 1.
  4. 4. Work with Layered Artwork • The Eye icon (Toggles Visibility button) lets you hide and show layers. • The Lock icon (Toggles Lock button) lets you lock and unlock layers.
  5. 5. Work with Layered Artwork Lock icon (Toggles lock button) Eye icon (Toggles visibility button)
  6. 6. Work with Layered Artwork. The absence of the Eye icon indicates that this layer is hidden The absence of the Lock icon indicates that this layer is not locked
  7. 7. Create and Modify Layers • Create new layers and move objects into them, segregating and organizing work. • First object placed on Layer 1 is sublayer called <path>. • Each object placed on same layer is placed on separate <path> sublayer.
  8. 8. Create and Modify Layers • Each layer has thumbnail (miniature picture) to the left of the layer name. • Change the size of rows in Layers panel by choosing new size in Layers Panel Options dialog box. – Click Layers panel options button – Click Panel Options
  9. 9. Create and Modify Layers Each part of this illustration is on a separate layer
  10. 10. Create and Modify Layers • There are two basic ways to create new layers and sublayers: – Click New Layer or New Sublayer command in Layers panel menu – Click Create New Layer or Create New Sublayer button in Layers panel
  11. 11. Create and Modify Layers • To duplicate layers, click the Duplicate command in Layers panel menu. • Drag a layer or sublayer onto the Create New Layer button in the Layers panel. • All artwork will also be duplicated.
  12. 12. Create and Modify Layers Selection marks for chair are red, the color assigned to the Chair layer The chair on the artboard and in the Layers panel
  13. 13. Create and Modify Layers • The Layer Options dialog box allows you to set Layer Options: – Name a layer – Select a selection color for the layer – Lock a layer – Show or hide a layer
  14. 14. Create and Modify Layers • Setting layer options – Preview option displays all artwork on a layer in Preview mode – When Preview option not activated, artwork displayed in Outline mode
  15. 15. Create and Modify Layers • Setting layer options – Print option allows you to print a layer – The Dim Images option reduces intensity of bitmap images
  16. 16. Create and Modify Layers Color list arrow
  17. 17. Create and Modify Layers • When an object is selected on the artboard: – the layer is highlighted in Layers panel – the Indicates Selected Art button appears • The Select All command selects every object on artboard.
  18. 18. Create and Modify Layers Selection marks for chair are red, the color assigned to the Chair layer Layer target, Click to select all art on layer Indicates Selected Art button for Chair layer
  19. 19. Manipulate Layered Artwork • All objects on a given layer are behind objects on layer above it and above those on a layer below it. • Multiple objects within a given layer overlap according to stacking order.
  20. 20. Manipulate Layered Artwork • To change position of layer or sublayer, drag it up or down in panel. • When layer is repositioned, sublayers move with it.
  21. 21. Manipulate Layered Artwork Changing the order of layers
  22. 22. Manipulate Layered Artwork • Condensing layers is process of dragging one layer into another. • Repositioned layer becomes sublayer of layer into which it was dragged.
  23. 23. Manipulate Layered Artwork • To merge multiple layers and sublayers: – Select the layer • Press [Ctrl](Win) or (Mac) to select multiple layers – Apply the Merge Selected command on the Layers panel menu
  24. 24. Manipulate Layered Artwork • One or more objects on a layer are sublayers. • When first object placed on layer, triangle appears to left of layer name. – Click triangle to expand layer and see sublayers. – Click again to collapse layer and hide sublayers
  25. 25. Manipulate Layered Artwork • When grouped artwork is placed into a layer, a sublayer is automatically created. • Assigned name <Group> • Triangle appears on <Group> sublayer – Click to expose sublayers
  26. 26. Manipulate Layered Artwork Each object in a group is placed on its own sublayer.
  27. 27. Manipulate Layered Artwork • To move sublayers simply drag and drop a sublayer from one layer to another. • Drag artwork from one layer to another by dragging the Indicates Selected Art button. – You can also cut and paste – You can also use Send to Current Layer command
  28. 28. Manipulate Layered Artwork Drag the Selected Art Icon to another layer
  29. 29. Work with Layered Artwork • Press [Alt] (Win) or [option] (Mac) while clicking the Eye icon once to show all layers. • Click a second time to hide all layers except the layer you clicked.
  30. 30. Work with Layered Artwork • Press [Ctrl] (Win) or [Command](Mac) and click the Eye icon to toggle between Outline and Preview modes. • Press [Alt][Ctrl](Win) or [option][Command] (Mac) and click the Eye icon to switch all other layers between Outline and Preview modes.
  31. 31. Work with Layered Artwork The Chair layer is shown in Preview mode and all other layers are shown in Outline mode.
  32. 32. Work with Layered Artwork • To locate an object, select an object on the Layers panel, and use the Locate Object command. • To reverse the order of layers: – Select layers to be reversed – Click the Layers panel options button – Click Reverse Order
  33. 33. Work with Layered Artwork • You can reverse layers by selecting them, then clicking Reverse Order on the Layers panel. • You can choose whether or not to print artwork on a specific layer in the Layer Options dialog box.
  34. 34. Work with Layered Artwork To duplicate a layer and its contents, drag it on top of the Create New Layer button
  35. 35. Work with Layered Artwork • When you import a Photoshop file you can opt to have the file open with layers intact. • In the Photoshop Import Options dialog box that appears, click the Convert Layers to Objects option button, then click OK. • Illustrator will preserve as much of the layer structure as possible.
  36. 36. Create a Clipping Set • Clipping set is used to distinguish clipping paths used in layers from clipping paths used to mask nonlayered artwork. • Clipping set refers to a clipping mask and masked sublayers as a unit.
  37. 37. Create a Clipping Set • The following rules apply to clipping sets: – Clipping mask and objects to be masked must be in same layer – Sublayer must be in <Group> sublayer unless you first select layer that sublayer is in
  38. 38. Create a Clipping Set Drag the Selected Art icon to move an object to another layer.
  39. 39. Create a Clipping Set • Top object in clipping set becomes mask for all objects below it. • A <Group> sublayer can be a clipping set. • Dotted lines between sublayers indicate that they are included.
  40. 40. Create a Clipping Set When you apply the Flatten Artwork command, all visible objects in artwork are consolidated in a single layer. – Select the layer to consolidate the artwork – Click Flatten Artwork on Layers panel menu
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