Layer dimming not working. What am I doing wrong?

Explorer ,
Apr 20, 2020

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Fifteen years ago, the first thing I learned when I first opened Illustrator was to layer lock and turn it into a template. What changed?

 

I have two layers with different objects in each. I double click my bottom layer and choose: Template + Dim images to 50%.

 

Layer locks, but opacity stays the same. I'm on the latest AI. What's going on?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 20, 2020

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Are the objects on the layer images? Because that's what that option dims, not regular drawing objects.

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Explorer ,
Apr 21, 2020

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It's a JPG.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 22, 2020

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Please show a screenshot of the problem. Layers panel should be in it.

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New Here ,
Oct 14, 2020

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I have the same problem but with a drawing not a JPEG did you figure it out yet?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 14, 2020

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It won't work with a drawing. It only works with placed images.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 14, 2020

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Try applying Effect >  Rasterize... to the vector drawing.

This will trick Illustrator in treating it as an image.

Because it is an Effect you can alway delete it or turn it off in the Appearance panel.

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