Bottoms up: Object hierarchy and stacking order


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Bottoms up: Object hierarchy and stacking order

Before we start drawing any artwork, there is one more concept that we need to know inside of Illustrator, and that deals with something called stacking order. Now, this is a concept that's actually unique to vector-based graphics. Stacking order refers to the order in which Illustrator actually builds or draws the artwork inside of each document. You know, you can think about creating a hamburger: First, you take one slice of the bun. Then you put down maybe some sauce. Then on top of that, you put the beef patty. Then you put some lettuce, some tomato, a couple of pickles, and then you put the other half of the bun on top.

Each of those elements sit either above or below one other ingredient inside of that sandwich. Well, in Illustrator when you're drawing artwork, even though artwork doesn't necessarily overlap each other, they do exist in some kind of an order, meaning artwork is always above or beneath some other piece of artwork inside of your document; in fact, it'...

Bottoms up: Object hierarchy and stacking order
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Bottoms up: Object hierarchy and stacking order provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Rethinking the Essentials

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