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Chapter 7. Using Adobe Illustrator CS2 > Organizing Your Files Using Layers

Organizing Your Files Using Layers

Using layers in Illustrator enables you to better organize the objects in your file. Although it might not make much sense to spend time creating and working with layers to work on a simple logo, it certainly makes sense for illustrations or designs that are more complex.

The Layers Palette

Illustrator's layers are specified in the Layers palette. When you start working in a new document, all artwork is automatically placed on a layer called Layer 1 (see Figure 7.103). To open the Layers palette, choose Show Layers from the Window menu. The order in which layers appear in the Layers palette is important: Layers that appear closer to the top of the palette appear above (or in front of) other objects that might appear on layers that are closer to the bottom of the Layers palette.


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