Illustrator - Cannot 'bring to front" of all objects

Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2008 Dec 16, 2008

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I am working in Illustrator and trying to place an object over another object however it will not bring it all the way to the front. Should I be saving it in a different file format first.
I am working on a board game and want to put various symbols and images on the squares. Some place where I want them and some stay tucked behind the squares on the background color.
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New Here , Nov 04, 2018 Nov 04, 2018

Same problem here,But I have a solutions simply click and drag to the top layer.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 16, 2008 Dec 16, 2008

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Penny,

What happens if you select the object and then Ctrl+X and Ctrl+F?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2008 Dec 16, 2008

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It still goes behind the squares and onto the background. Some images placed properly but I'm not sure what the difference is.

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Advocate ,
Dec 16, 2008 Dec 16, 2008

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Are the objects on the same layer?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2008 Dec 16, 2008

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No, they aren't on the same layer...should they be?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2008 Dec 16, 2008

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Problem solved!!! I turned off the other layers before placing the objects.
Thank you for your help. This is what happens when somebody behind the desk thinks that they can play designer. I really respect what you guys do.

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Dec 16, 2008 Dec 16, 2008

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>No, they aren't on the same layer...should they be?

Not necessarily: it would probably be convenient to have the squares on the lower/lowest layer, and possibly the objects on different layers, obviously with the foreground in the highest layer, to completely avoid any mess.

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New Here ,
Jul 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016

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It's correct object on the different layer that's why getting this error...

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2008 Dec 16, 2008

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Thanks Jacob, I will build it that way. The less problems the better.
I appreciate your help
Merry Christmas

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Community Expert ,
Dec 17, 2008 Dec 17, 2008

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You are welcome, Penny. And a happy New Year.

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New Here ,
Jan 26, 2009 Jan 26, 2009

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I have created a "fan" with 7 blades with gradient coloring. Every blade is on the same layer; however, every blade needs to be brought to the front. Each time I bring the last one to "the front", one goes to the back. I've tried to create a "dummy" blade to cover the area that gets sent to the back, but can't duplicate a matching gradient. Any thoughts?

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New Here ,
Jan 26, 2009 Jan 26, 2009

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Figured it out... pathfinder is my friend! Thank you, though.

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Nov 04, 2018 Nov 04, 2018

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Same problem here,But I have a solutions simply click and drag to the top layer.

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Thank you very much. 🙂

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New Here ,
Jun 09, 2019 Jun 09, 2019

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Go to the transparency panel and change the blend mode to Normal

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Feb 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020

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Thank you very much!

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Jun 04, 2020 Jun 04, 2020

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Thank you very much...it works

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Thank you very much!

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2019 Nov 17, 2019

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I've had a similar issue- it turned out that it was a case of order within the layers. I have had created 2 separate groups of layers and the image I wanted to arrange was simply making part of the group that didn't interact with my object at the time, so I had to simply go to the layers menu and move the layer from one group to the other. Hope it helps 🙂

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Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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i also realized that if you have an opacity filter on such as color doge, it will appear as if the object is in the back but its actually because of that filter taking the light of whats under it.

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