How to put a shape behind another shape in Illustrator?


#1

Greetings,

I just started to follow an Adobe Illustrator tutorial, I have a body shape and created an arm shape. I would like to place it behind the body, how can I achieve that? Thanks indeed for help.


#2

open the layer panel (F7) -> select the arm shape -> drag it below the body shape


#3

ctrl+[ = Back
ctrl+]= front

good luck :slight_smile:


#4
silenceplease said

open the layer panel (F7) -> select the arm shape -> drag it below the body shape

All my shapes are in 1 layer.

@graphcoder, don’t understand your method.


#5

Click on the object (arm)

then select from the top menu

OBJECT > ARRANGE> SEND TO BACK

there you will see the keystokes for Command [ send backwards, and command ] send forwards


#6

Just think of Firefox

page back COMMAND [

and page forward COMMAND ]

Works for me! :wink:


#7
MikesBakery said
silenceplease said

open the layer panel (F7) -> select the arm shape -> drag it below the body shape

All my shapes are in 1 layer.

@graphcoder, don’t understand your method.

ok let me be clear

press “control” key and then press " [ " this bracket key to send back
and to bring front simply press “control” key and then press " ] " this bracket key.

its a shortcut.
sorry for not mentioning. :slight_smile:
i hope i am clear to you now.
good luck.


#8

For a visual example:

http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop/?id=vid0041


#9

Thanks a lot for help guys, it worked. Now I have another problem, is there a faster way to choose colors for gradient like in photoshop? (type the code of hexadecimal colors).

When I add a gradient, I have 2 methods of choosing the color: preset colors and some strange color board which is awful to use:

And the second question, when using the line tool. How can I adjust the width like in Photoshop, where you choose the size in pt.


#10

You aac drag a color from swatches onto the color indicater.

Also, option drag a new indicator for more options


#11

The stroke is located at top in Workspace>Essentials:

!http://i.imgur.com/WkKIi.png!


#12
||+461545|Graphic-Studio said-|| You aac drag a color from swatches onto the color indicater.

Also, option drag a new indicator for more options

What do you mean by swatches? Premade gradients?

I’d like to set up gradient colors by using hexadecimal colors like in photoshop, just type in the numbers/letters.

Thanks a lot for the width advice, will buy one of your products for that.


#13

Probably going to need to take the Hex values RGB and create a swatch for that.

Then save with the Hex value you want to see.

Little hard to explain, but how’s this translate?:

!http://i.imgur.com/PEAFO.jpg!

Your new swatch in small thumbnail view:

!http://i.imgur.com/OYJGt.jpg!