CorelDRAW:Working With various layers
We can work by using various layers to support us to arrange and organize objects within some complicated illustrations.
This chapter includes the following-mentioned topics:
Every CorelDRAW drawings are a combination of various stacked objects. The stacking order can be defined as a vertical sequence of the objects which contributes to a drawing appearance. The effective way for organizing the objects is through the use of the invisible planes known as the layers.
For example, we can apply the layers for organizing the architectural plan to the building. We can organize various components of a building (for example, structural, electrical, and plumbing) by positioning them over separate layers.
Master and local layers
The specified content is positioned over the layer. Such contents specified for a particular page is positioned over the local layer. It is used to every page inside any document could be positioned over the master layer known as the global layer. The master layer is stored over any virtual page known as a master page.
All the new files are made along with the default page and the master page. A default page includes the following-mentioned layers:
We can insert multiple layers to the master page for holding content like static background, footers, or headers. By default, the master page combines the following-mentioned layers:
A default layer over a master page can't be copied or deleted.
To insert content to the layer, we should first choose a layer so it becomes an active layer.
To make the layers
1. Click Object > Object manager.
2. Implement the following tasks:
Modifying properties of layers
By default printing, editing, exporting, and display attributes are enabled to all the new layers that we create. We can change the properties every time. Also, we can turn the local layer into the master layer, and the master layer into the local layer.
Hiding and showing layers
We can select to hide or show the layers within the drawing. The layer hiding enables us to edit and identify objects over some other layers. Also, it decreases the time needed for our drawing for refreshing if we edit it.
We can rename the layers to detect their position and content within a stacking sequence or their connection with some other layers.
Using layer color
We can modify the color of the layer so that the objects over any layer can be shown along with the color of a layer if we apply a wireframe view. Such as, when we position several architectural plan elements (structural, electrical, plumbing) over isolated layers, we can apply the color of the layer to detect quickly to which element objects belong.
To modify properties of layer
To hide or show the layers
To rename the layers
To modify the color of a layer
Copying and moving objects and layers
We can copy or move layers over one page or among pages. Also, we can copy or move chosen objects for any new layer, adding the layers over a master page. Copying and moving layers influence the stacking sequence.
We can modify the master layer's order relative to the local layers by showing every layer's list for the latest page or dragging the name of the layer to any new place inside the list of the layers
To move the layer
To copy the layer
3. Right-click on the layer upper which we wish to place any copied layer, and press Paste.