Getting the most out of the Layers panel


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Getting the most out of the Layers panel

So we now have a clear understanding of just how valuable the Layers panel is. We know that we can use it even if we aren't creating layers at all inside of Illustrator. Keeping all that in mind, I just wanted to show you a few quick tips and tricks about how to get the most out of the Layers panel itself. Now I'm going to open up the flyout menu, or the Panel menu here, of the Layers panel itself. I want to show you a few settings here. First of all, let's scroll all the way to the bottom where it says Panel Options. If I choose that, the Layers Panel Options dialog box opens up, and there are several settings here.

First, let's focus on Thumbnails itself. Thumbnails are the little icons that appear to the far-left of the layers themselves that give me a little preview of the artwork on that layer. Between you and me, I have no value at all in these little teeny little thumbnails here. I really can't see at all where this artwork is, and here's a little secret: Illu...

Getting the most out of the Layers panel
Video duration: 5m 40s 5h 7m Intermediate

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Getting the most out of the Layers panel 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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Design
Software:
Illustrator
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