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Illustrator: Disabling random layer colors?


Question

Creating new layers automatically assigns random layer colors in the Layers Panel.

Is there any workaround for having new layers assigned the same color (e.g. Red)?

2012/02/01
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2/1/2012 2:04:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Unfortunately, no.

You can highlight all layers then choose Options for Selection from the Layers Panel menu. Picking a color at that time will set all the highlighted layers to the same color.

The colors aren't random; they walk through the list of colors available. While the order of the list may have been arbitrarily picked by the developers, the colors are used in that order.

2012/02/01
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2/1/2012 4:41:00 PM

I came to here to find how out how to specifically get rid of yellow as a layer color! I understand it is nice when working on dark colors, but let ME make that choice and not as a default.

As it stands, everything points to no you cannot control layer color defaults.

2014/01/15