why are my two layers linked? I don't know what to select to unlink them.

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I have a bottom layer that are grids.

Next layer is my artwork.

To the layer above that I drew a large rectangle and put in a color gradient fill, then adjusted the opacity.

As usual, I then select the little plus sign in the bottom right hand corner of the Layer Panel to make a new layer and draw another rectangle with a different fill, but then the fill below changes to match what I'm choosing for the upper layer. In otherwords, the two layers are linked. I've deleted them both but when I remake them, they are still linked. If I draw on the upper, it appears on the lower. This hasn't happened before and I'm not sure what setting I need to adjust to fix this behavior. Any ideas?  

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021
Sounds like it's a sub-layer...or grouped (ungroup objects) Preferences>General>Reset Preferences

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Sounds like it's a sub-layer...or grouped (ungroup objects)

Preferences>General>Reset Preferences

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Thank you. 

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Your welcome! Glad I could help.

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After making the new layer, make sure you have deselected the object on the other layer. Then set the fill and/or stroke you want for the new object before you create it.

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