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Lesson 8. Mastering the Pen Tool > Arranging artwork using the Layers palette

Arranging artwork using the Layers palette

You’re ready to assemble your tulip into a flower arrangement. In this part of the lesson, you’ll learn about using layers to organize and arrange your artwork.

1.
In the Layers palette, double-click the Working layer, and rename it Tulip.

2.
Click the eye icon next to the Photo layer to turn it off.

Stem art has already been provided for you. You’ll add the tulip petals to it.

3.
In the Layers palette, click the eye icon next to the Stem layer. Then click the area to the right of the target icon in the Layers palette. This selects everything on the Stem layer.

4.
In the image, select the stem, and drag it to align the top of the stem with the petals you drew earlier.

5.
Zoom out so that you can see the stem and tulip.

6.
Use the Select All command (Ctrl/Command+A) to select the stem and petals.

7.
Select the reflect tool, position the pointer slightly to the left of the selected tulip, and Alt/Option-click. In the dialog box that appears, select Vertical, and click Copy to create a new, reflected tulip.

8.
Move the second tulip so that it overlaps the first.

Stem added to tulip

Reflected and repositioned tulip

9.
In the Layers palette, click the eye icon next to the Vase layer to reveal it. Drag the Vase layer above the Tulip layer.

10.
In the image, adjust the position of the vase, if necessary.

11.
In the Layers palette, drag the Profile Template and Photo layers to the Trash button at the bottom of the palette to delete the layers.

12.
Save your changes.


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