Layer Organization2:43 with Ashley Burke
Layer organization will help you to know what aspect of your design you are working on.
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In this video, we will be learning about layers and 0:00 prepping our files for the next step of building our wire frame. 0:02 To get started, let's go ahead and go up to our Window, in our menu bar, and 0:06 choose Layers. 0:11 Cuz we want to open our Layers panel. 0:13 You can also hit F7. 0:15 In our Layers panel, you can see that we have one layer: layer 1. 0:19 And within that layer, we have eight different guides and our eight rectangles, 0:24 You can have as many objects within a layer as you want. 0:35 It's a matter of sort of grouping within that layer. 0:40 And as you work, you wanna try to stay as organized as possible. 0:45 And we've just finished creating our guides. 0:50 And so now, we want to lock this layer so we can't alter it in the future. 0:53 And so we can move on to our next step of designing the wireframe. 0:59 To rename this layer, we double-click on layer 1, and we'll call it Guide. 1:05 And I'll click Off. 1:11 To turn the visibility on and off on a layer, we have a switch here. 1:13 So you can hit this eye and that will turn the layer off and then back on. 1:18 To lock a layer, which in this case we want and that would mean that none 1:24 of these objects can move, so just as an example if I try to move these now. 1:28 It works, no problem. 1:34 I'm going to Edit > Undo Move or Cmd+Z a couple times to put that back. 1:36 And you can see as I hit this lock toggle and 1:44 then try to do anything, I automatically can't. 1:47 So that's perfect, that's how you want it. 1:50 And because we're going to continue working, 1:55 we can't continue working on a locked layer. 1:57 You must create a new layer, and then work on that new layer that is not locked. 2:00 So, to create a new layer, come down here in your Layers panel. 2:05 See where it says, create new layer? 2:11 And click. 2:12 And it will create a new layer for you. 2:14 And I held it down a little too long, so it created two new layers. 2:16 Which is fine, cuz I can show you how to delete a layer. 2:21 To delete a layer, you click and hold, and 2:25 then drag it down to this little trash can. 2:28 And that's it. 2:31 So we're ready to go. 2:33 In the next step, 2:34 we will be beginning to design our mobile wire frame, see you there. 2:36
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