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Sub level

New Here ,
Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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I can't understand why in some groups it creates a sub level for me instead in other groups it doesn't let me create it, can someone kindly give me a solution?

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    • Flag (Here I can't create a sub level)
    • Text (Here I can create a sub level)
    • Center (Here I can't create a sub level)
      • Center
      • Frame
      • Image (This is where I have to create a sub level)
    • Background (Here I can create a sub level)

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Community Expert , Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

In the Layers panel there are layers. And then there are sub-elements. Inside a layer there can be objects (paths, images, text and a couple more things). There can also be groups inside a layer - groups are create via Object > Group. Inside a group there can be other objects. And also there can be more groups. 

Inside a layer can also be sublayers. Sublayers can only be created via the layers panel (clicking on the button). Sublayers cannot be inside a group. Illustrator doesn't allow that. 

 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 05, 2022 Dec 05, 2022

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It seems you have a misunderstanding how layers, groups and sub-groups work in AI. An image itself is never a top group item and can only have a compound path/ clipping mask as a sub-item that masks out the image. Anything more specific will require actual screenshots of your artwork and layers palette as well as a better explanation what you actualyl want to achieve and why those groups would be necessary.

 

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In the Layers panel there are layers. And then there are sub-elements. Inside a layer there can be objects (paths, images, text and a couple more things). There can also be groups inside a layer - groups are create via Object > Group. Inside a group there can be other objects. And also there can be more groups. 

Inside a layer can also be sublayers. Sublayers can only be created via the layers panel (clicking on the button). Sublayers cannot be inside a group. Illustrator doesn't allow that. 

 

The trouble is, that it's not easy to tell usblayers and groups apert once you have changed their name. In order to be able to tell whether something is a sublyer or a group, you have to target it (click on the circle to its right in the layers panel. Then its nature shows in the control panel way to the left. Or in the Appearance panel. And then you know whether or not you can create a sublayer inside of it.

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