October 12, 12109

Advanced object hierarchy

  • Create arbitrary layer and object hierarchy in an illustration.
  • Assign names to layers and objects and use them in various contexts (see symbols and object references).
  • Add multiple fill and stroke styles to a single object.
  • Assign transparency masks to objects or whole layers.
  • Create clones of objects and modify or remove attributes of clones.
  • Select the master object of cloned objects.
  • Select cloned properties of object clones.
  • Assign roles to objects and layers to reuse them in various attributes (transparency masks, patterns, symbols).

Object and layer options

  • Clip layers into arbitrary shapes.
  • Lock or unlock and show or hide objects and layers for better workflow.
  • Reference any layer or object as a symbol.
  • Place objects on any of the multiple canvases of a document.
  • Assign color indicators to layers (used in the Layers panel and in outline preview).
  • Use object or layer content as guideline shapes.
  • Convert layers or objects to images.
  • Create adjustment layers or objects using any image filter.
  • Setup adjustment filters on any object, to apply image effects to the object backdrop.
  • Clip groups by assigning a shape to a group.

Extended Layers panel

  • Edit object and layer hierarchy in the Layers panel.
  • Select locking and visibility options for multiple objects.
  • Add image effects to selected objects in the Layers panel.
  • Access advanced layer and object editing commands from the Layers panel menu.
  • Customize Layers panel options using the Panel Options command from the panel menu.
  • Open multiple Layers panel instances pinned to specific document, canvas, or object content.
  • Copy and move content between multiple documents or different parts of the same document using multiple opened Layers panel instances.
  • Show enlarged preview of an object or layer by double clicking or long pressing the object icon.
  • Rename multiple objects or layers by selecting them in the Layers panel and pasting the names from the clipboard.

Object Style panel

  • Use the Object Style panel to create, edit or remove fill and stroke styles of an object.
  • List styles for multiple selected objects.
  • Add new shape or image effects to the selected object.
  • Drag and drop object fill and stroke styles to change their relative order.
  • Edit the fill and stroke attributes of the selected objects.
  • Access advanced commands from the Object Style panel menu.
  • Apply filters on the colors used in the selected objects.

Find and replace objects, text and styles

  • Use the Find / Replace tool to search, select and change objects or text by content or by attributes.
  • Search for objects by their name, assigned selection marker, role, or reference.
  • Search based on attributes using the More options if the Find / Replace panel.
  • Search for object and text using multiple conditions.
  • Search based on object fill or stroke properties.
  • Replace found objects with symbols (reference objects).
  • Automatically apply changes to found objects, like setting their fill or stroke styles, or applying shape or image effects.

Advanced object handling

  • Assign names to multiple selected objects automatically.
  • Assign 9-slice scaling options to symbols for better scaling control.
  • Expand selected symbol references into local objects.
  • Edit and override styles in selected symbol references.
  • Expand groups of boolean shape combinations.
  • Expand linked content into imported objects (AI, PSD, PDF, PS, EPS, SVG or other files can be linked instead of included).
  • Expand any object outline stroke (including dashes, stripes, variable width profiles) into editable shapes.
  • Search and replace referenced symbols.
  • Create cap shape, arrow, corner shape, artistic brush, pattern brush, scatter brush, tiling pattern or symbol from selected objects.