Hi everyone I really need help on what to do. I am working on a project and I am trying to send a shape to the back of another, I have been working on Illustrator all day and it was working and now it isn't. I have closed out of the program like three times, restarted my computer, and I updated the app. I literally do not know what else to do but I NEED to have this problem fixed somehow because arranging my objects the right way is really importtant for what I am working on. They are all in one layer together and I am beyond frustrated, please anyone help me out 😞
Click on the item and look at the Appearance Panel it will tell you if it's part of a group, compound path etc.
Or create a new layer (or sub layer) and move the item there, then change the layer stacking... If it is part of a group, compound path, clipping group, blend etc, all the associated items will move too - break that association and you can move them independently.
Without seeing your layers panel, I don't know what is going on. And while it may be a pain, you can always manually drag the sublayer to where you want it. But if you take a screen shot and let us know what sublayer you want to move, we can be more helpful.
Thanks for reaching out. Would you mind confirming if you're using shortcuts to arrange objects? Does the object gets arranged if you use the Object menu > arrange or right-click to arrange objects? If it's not working from the object menu, then I would suggest resetting Illustrator preferences.
Kindly update the discussion if you still need assistance with it. We'd be happy to help.