How to Group layers in Illustrator on iPad

Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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Does anyone know how to group layers in illustrator for the iPad?

 

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Adobe Employee , Nov 02, 2020 Nov 02, 2020
Hi there,  Thanks for reaching out. I am hopeful that your query was resolved. If not, please try following these steps: Press and hold Modifier key. Select both the layers. Click the group icon or option from Object menu.                      Let us know if this helps or if you have any further questions. Regards, Srishti

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 02, 2020 Nov 02, 2020

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Hi there, 

 

Thanks for reaching out. I am hopeful that your query was resolved. If not, please try following these steps:

 

  1. Press and hold Modifier key.
  2. Select both the layers.
  3. Click the group icon or option from Object menu.

 

                    group objects or layers.png

 

Let us know if this helps or if you have any further questions.

 

Regards,

Srishti

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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Perfect! Thank you so much!

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Nov 07, 2020 Nov 07, 2020

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I have the same issue and tried your solution, but it will only select one layer at a time.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 11, 2020 Nov 11, 2020

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press the touch button and HOLD it (dont release it!)

then tap on the layers, one after another 

then release the button and tap on group either from Context Menu Widget or from the object panel in the taskbar.

I teach Adobe Illustrtor on iPad on Skillshare

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Participant ,
Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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Your "fix" doesn't work.  You can only select a single layer while holding down the touch shortcut while attempting to select multiple layers.  

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Participant ,
Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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Caveat.  This works only IF both layers have objects in them, if both layers are empty, you can only select a single layer.  And when you do select both layers and group them, the objects are grouped together on the top layer, the objects from the other layers are moved to the top layer, which is not something I would expect to happen.  In the attachment layer 5 contained the small square while layer 6 contained the large square.  After grouping, the layer 5 square was moved to layer 6.  I'm not sure if this is the same behavior experienced on the desktop version of Illustrator.37996051-BCDE-43EC-8831-2D230D4336FC.png

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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ok for that you should make a new layer which is you master layer and have it open! then drag all those layes that you want them to be grouped into the new master layer >> one by one. carefull! you have to drag and drop them one by one. it is a bit tidious but that would be the only way to do it for the moment. 

I teach Adobe Illustrtor on iPad on Skillshare

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 14, 2021 Apr 14, 2021

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The issue is already solved ab adobe so the instruction is outdated. now just drag and drop the layerd to move them in a new location.

I teach Adobe Illustrtor on iPad on Skillshare

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