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Illustrator: Move selected items to separate Layers


Question

The title says it all. Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to move selected items to new separate layers?

2016/05/26
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5/26/2016 8:37:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Well there is no direct way to have them as new layers at top level.

But what you can do is this:

  1. Select the layer that contains the objects you want to move. (in image Layer 1)

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  1. While Layer 1 is selected press the panel menu button. Then click Release to Layers (Sequence).

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  1. This will create a sublayer for each object under Layer 1.

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  1. Select the new Layers (Layer 2, 3, 4) and drag them outside Layer 1 so they sit as top Layers.

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Hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any questions.

2015/12/10
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12/10/2015 10:40:00 AM