Illustrator: Disabling random layer colors?


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)?

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.

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.