How can i select elements on the same layer behind a lot other elements?

Explorer ,
Apr 09, 2020

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Hi,

today I opened an .ai file in An and there were many objects on the same level. I needed an object that was behind many other objects and moved all other objects to be able to select my object. Then I had to move the other elements back to their old positions. That was a lot of effort and time-consuming.

 

Is there an option to make it easier to select the object behind many other objects on the same level?

 

Best regards,

René

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Guide , Apr 09, 2020
n. tilcheff Guide , Apr 09, 2020
I'd suggest you select all the elements and right-click; then from the context menu choose Distribute to Layers.Then each element will occupy its own layer and you will be able to lock, unlock, and select more easily. 

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Guide ,
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I'd suggest you select all the elements and right-click; then from the context menu choose Distribute to Layers.

Then each element will occupy its own layer and you will be able to lock, unlock, and select more easily.

 

- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Apr 11, 2020

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Thanks!

 

please notice: first i had to break up many groupings. after that i was able to distribute the elements on the layers.

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Try this tutorial. https://youtu.be/hxfJx9y63v8

This is the first video in a series of five in which you will learn how to make an animated and interactive info graphic with Adobe Animate and Adobe Illustr...

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