Layer issues Illustrator


I need help with creating a new layer in Illustrator. I work with Photoshop on a regular basis doing design work and although I've worked with illustrator a few times, I'm only really getting into it now with my tablet. I'm struggling with a small issue and need help. When I create a new layer and start to draw in it, Illustrator automatically jumps back to the previous layer and my artwork appears there instead!!?? It has happened almost consistently for a week now and I'm wondering if there is a setting causing it. My layers are all listed in the layers panel but all the artwork sits on layer 1. illustrator won't allow me work in a new layer. Please help - very frustrated.

5/29/2012 1:51:00 PM

It's sometimes a good idea, especially with complex illustrations, to lock all layers you're not working on. This will avoid your problem and others.

5/30/2012 7:26:00 PM