Illustrator: Move selected items to separate Layers

The title says it all. Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to move selected items to new separate layers?


Well there is no direct way to have them as new layers at top level.

But what you can do is this:

  1. Select the layer that contains the objects you want to move. (in image Layer 1)

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  1. While Layer 1 is selected press the panel menu button. Then click Release to Layers (Sequence).

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  1. This will create a sublayer for each object under Layer 1.

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  1. Select the new Layers (Layer 2, 3, 4) and drag them outside Layer 1 so they sit as top Layers.

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Hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any questions.

Source : Link , Question Author : Marten Zander , Answer Author : Mamoon

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