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Paths I create appear behind a photo I'm tracing in Illustrator

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Oct 16, 2021 Oct 16, 2021

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Hi, hope you can help me solve this problem:  Paths are appearing behind a reference photo I'm tracing in Illustrator, how do I get paths to show up in front of the photo as I trace?  Thanks!

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Oct 16, 2021 Oct 16, 2021

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I would put the photo on one layer, lock it and then create a new layer for the paths you are creating. That should take care of the problem you are experiencing. You could also bring the source photo in as a template layer, which would automatically bring the layer in as a separate locked layer which would be slightly transparent (these settings can be changed) and would not print.

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Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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Also, check if you've perhaps enabled the Draw Behind mode and if so switch to the Draw Normal mode.

 

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