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Distributing Graphics to Layers

If you have several objects on a single layer, and need to move them onto separate layers, you can use Cut and Paste in place for each object or you can save time by using the Distribute to Layers command. The Distribute to Layers commands puts each object (shapes, groups, and symbols) in a selection on a separate layer; any unselected objects remain on their original layer. This command comes in handy when you want to create a motion tweening animation, which requires objects to be on individual layers.



Place Selected Objects on Separate Layers

  1. Create or open a document with several objects on a single layer.
  2. Select all the objects on a single layer you want to distribute to separate layers.

    TIMESAVER Click the Edit menu, and then click Select All or press optionskeys.gif +A (Mac) or Ctrl+A (Win).

  3. Click the Modify menu, point to Timeline, and then click Distribute To Layers.

    TIMESAVER Press optionskeys.gif +Shift+D (Mac) or Ctrl+Shift+D (Win) to distribute to layers.

    Flash creates a layer for each object. New layers appear at the bottom of the Timeline in the order in which you originally placed them on the Stage. Each object is placed in the same location on the Stage (like the Paste In Place command).

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