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can i convert a non layered file to a layered file bases on used colors?

Feb 16, 2013 7:30 AM

Tags: #illustrator #cs6

can i convert a non layered file to a layered file bases on used colors?

 
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    Feb 16, 2013 8:14 AM   in reply to slangenm

    Yes, select an object of a certain color and choose "Select>Same>Fill Color" (or other shared attribute). Then move the selection to a new layer. Do this for each color in the file.

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 8:18 AM   in reply to slangenm

    I have heard questions like this before.

    Some people seem to think that each colour should be on a separate layer.

     

    I hope you are not one of them, because it is a complete misconception and defeats the object of Illustrator’s object stacking system.

     

    Why do you think you need to collect objects of the same colour onto separate layers?

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 8:27 AM   in reply to Steve Fairbairn

    Steve, why use layers at all then? Groups and Layers are helpful options for organizing a file. To each his/her own.

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:54 PM   in reply to rcraighead

    Groups and Layers are helpful options for organizing a file.

    You know that. I know that.

    But some people appear to think that layers have something to do with colour separations or plates, which of course they don’t.

     

    A question similar to slangenm’s came in some moons ago and a misconception was promptly corrected.

     
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