Ordering objects

Every object on the page occupies a specific position within a design's z-order (stacking order). With overlapping objects, this will determine which parts of the object are exposed and which are hidden.

When objects are placed or drawn, they are assigned a position in the currently selected layer's z-order. This initial position is determined by object targeting. However, all objects can be repositioned within a layer's z-order as needed.

Alignment example

Before and after z-order repositioning.
Move to Back Back One Forward One Move to Front To change an object's z-order position:
  1. Select one or more objects.
  2. From the Toolbar, choose one of the following:
    • Move to Back—repositions the selected object(s) at the bottom of the layer.
    • Back One—moves the selected object(s) down one position in the layer.
    • Forward One—moves the selected object(s) up one position in the layer.
    • Move to Front—repositions the selected object(s) at the top of the layer. Keyboard shortcut: ]