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Adobe InDesign CS5 - Illustrated Unit F: Working with Layers.

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1 Adobe InDesign CS5 - Illustrated Unit F: Working with Layers

2 Objectives Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to:  Place an object on a layer  Change layer options  Create a new layer  Duplicate a layer  Lock and hide a layer  Move an object to another layer  Change layer order

3 Placing an Object on a Layer New InDesign documents  Start out with an empty layer, named Layer 1, on the Layers panel Placed as a page item on Layer 1 Each additional item is placed on Layer 1, but on one level higher than the last Expanding layers  Allows you to view all objects and the order they are stacked

4 Placing an Object on a Layer Figure F-1: Viewing the rectangle frame on Layer 1

5 Placing an Object on a Layer Figure F-2: Layers panel

6 Changing Layer Options Layers on the Layers panel  Each has a unique selection color assigned to it  Selection color is the color of the bounding box that appears around selected objects on that layer Naming layers  Layer names can be changed  Helpful to describe a layer’s content

7 Changing Layer Options Figure F-3: Layer Options dialog box

8 Changing Layer Options Figure F-4: Selecting the map image

9 Creating a New Layer Two ways to create new layers:  Click Create new layer button on the Layers panel  Click Layers panel list arrow Then click New Layer New Layer dialog box  Identical to Layer Options dialog box

10 Creating a New Layer When you have more than one layer in an InDesign document  Arrange commands are applied only to page items on the currently active layer Send to Back, Bring to Front, Send Backward, and Bring Forward

11 Creating a New Layer FIGURE F-5: Viewing the Current Store Locations layer FIGURE F-6: Location of first green circle

12 Creating a New Layer Figure F-7: Copying the green circle Figure F-8: Four current store locations

13 Duplicating a Layer Duplicating a layer  Choosing a layer in the Layers panel and creating an exact copy of the layer and the objects on it Duplicated layers  Can be renamed and objects can be removed, modified, or added  Will have the same name as the layer that used to create it, followed by “copy” Also assigned the same selection color

14 Duplicating a Layer Figure F-9: Duplicate layer on Layers panel

15 Duplicating a Layer Figure F-10: Repositioned circle

16 Duplicating a Layer Figure F-11: Positioning the dark blue circles

17 Locking and Hiding a Layer You can lock and hide an entire layer or individual page items  Locking protects the layer or items from being moved, selected, or deleted Objects on locked layers cannot be selected  Hiding can help focus on one layer without being distracted by others Also helps to see what the document would look like without the objects on that layer, without having to delete them

18 Locking and Hiding a Layer Figure F-12: Hidden Future Store Locations layer

19 Locking and Hiding a Layer Figure F-13: Locking the map item on the United States Map layer

20 Locking and Hiding a Layer Figure F-14: Viewing the locked page item

21 Moving an Object to Another Layer Existing page items can be moved from one layer to another  To move an object to a new layer: Select the object on the page Drag the Indicates select items icon in the Layers panel to a new layer Merging layers  Objects on each of the layers that are merged become objects on a single layer

22 Moving an Object to Another Layer Figure F-16: Selected circle

23 Moving an Object to Another Layer Figure F-17: Moving the page item to the Flagship Store Locations layer

24 Moving an Object to Another Layer Figure F-18: Viewing the Flagship Store Locations layer

25 Changing Layer Order Order of layers on the Layers panel  Identical to vertical stacking order of InDesign objects on the page Top layer represents top object(s) Bottom layer represents bottom object(s)  To change the order of layers, drag the layer to a new location in the panel Release the mouse button when a black line appears above the layer you are dragging to

26 Changing Layer Order Paste Remembers Layers command  Located on Panels options menu  Used to paste layers into a document Useful if you plan on using the same layer structure in another document

27 Changing Layer Order Figure F-19: Placed starburst graphic Figure F-20: Moving the Opening layer

28 Changing Layer Order Figure F-21: Repositioned starburst

29 Changing Layer Order Figure F-22: The finished map


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