In the following tutorial, you will learn how to copy layers in Illustrator.
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What You'll Learn in This Tutorial
- How to copy layers in Illustrator
- How to duplicate layers in Illustrator
3 Methods to Duplicate Layers in Illustrator
Duplicating layers in Illustrator is pretty simple, and there are three methods that you can use to achieve this.
Just make sure that you're holding down the Alt key, and Click-Drag the layer that you wish to duplicate.
Alternatively, you can drag the layer that you wish to duplicate on top of the Create New Layer button.
Select the layer that you wish to duplicate, open the fly-out menu from the Layers panel (Window > Layers), and go to Duplicate.
Congratulations! You're Done!
Now that you've learned everything you need to know about copying layers in Illustrator, feel free to use these techniques in your future projects.
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