3 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2012 10:38 AM by Joel Cherney

    Improving layers

    5ar5renkoMK Level 1

      In ID CS6 (maybe in earlier versions, also) layers are all the same through all the pages. If any layer is changed (locked, invisible...) that layer will be changed on all pages. It must not work like that. Better way is every page to have its own layers and the problem will disappear.

        • 1. Re: Improving layers
          SJRiegel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          That would become quickly unmanagble as the document got longer. I can't image trying to deal with a separate set of layers for each of the 200+ pages in one of my catalogs. Easier to lock or turn off individual items or groups.

          • 2. Re: Improving layers
            [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

            That's much like stating that master pages should be improved, because every time you use one it displays the same. Or paragraph styles should not be the same, each time you apply them to some text. Or ...

             

            The mind reels. How would you switch off one layer document-wide? Suggest an improvement that makes them document-wide again?

            • 3. Re: Improving layers
              Joel Cherney Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Hi there, Photoshop user.

              It must not work like that. Better way is every page to have its own layers and the problem will disappear.

               

              You can change the stacking order of objects by clicking on the little arrow in the Layers panel:

               

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              so that you can see each unique item on your page as if it was on its own page-specific layer:

               

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              So, if you need to lock a single unique item, or a bunch of unique items that are only on one page, you can do that here, as if the layer were a page-specific layer. See, it already works the way you want it to!