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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 15. Layers

In this comprehensive and important chapter you’ll learn how to create top-level layers and sublayers; create and edit groups; highlight layers; select objects using the Layers palette; restack, duplicate, and delete layers and objects; choose layer options such as hide/show, lock/unlock, view, and print; collect objects onto a new layer; and finally, merge and flatten layers.

The Layers Palette

What the Palette is Used For

Until now (unless you snuck ahead to this chapter!), you’ve been creating objects on a single, default layer that was created automatically when you created your document, with each new path stacked above the last.

Now it’s time to get acquainted with the feature that allows you to change the stacking order of ...

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