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Layers Panel

It would be a good way to organize elements if we have the layer panel. Locking and unlocking elements is just a click away.

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  • Virginia Ibarra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Layers are great for being able to select items that are behind other items. I just had to select an item that was behind other assets and I could not. I had to send the top items to the back, before I could select what I wanted, change it, and then fix again the order of the assets.

  • Virginia Ibarra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Layers is great to quickly make changes. I just had to change the navigation, and it was painful. If all the assets of the navigation were in one layer (like in Illustrator), I could have just selected just that layer in all the screens, changed size, move it, or delete it, all at once in all the pages.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm actually glad there are no layers anymore. If you introduce layers to Xd, please make it optional so I can hide this feature.

  • Justin Wilden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Instead of 'layers', or even smart layers, what about Layer Stacks?

    A Layer Panel only identifies 'Layer Stacks' on the current Artboard you are inspecting.

    - If I only have one object in the z-space I don't need layers to select that object.

    - If I have 4 objects and I create a 'Layer Stack' and give it a name, it becomes easier to discover and then interact with the 4 objects.

    Layer Stack Panel:
    - Header (5 objects)
    - HTML Ad (15 objects)
    - Article Image (3 objects)
    - Footer (12 objects)

    Layer Stacks can then also be used to contain and work on animations, responsive layouts, etc in an isolation mode.

  • Justin Wilden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How to access objects under objects.

    Most of the time I need to use Layers Panel to access underlying 'objects'. If I could right-click on the 'object on top' and see a 'list' of all objects underneath I could then access the object '3 layers' deep.

  • Ignat Remizov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is very important for me. It would be nice to have the ability to move this panel around like in other Adobe products.
    I would use this for easily managing visibility of elements (quick prototype viewing) and being able to select specific elements if they are layered (in the view) over each other.

  • Jaroslav Danilov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Layers view becomes overloaded too quickly. Also, it is usually more efficient to keep as little groups and layers as possible.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Layers would be very useful to me. It just provides a quick way for me to get to the part of the design I wish to edit.

  • David Knell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please make it super easy to drag & drop, reorder, rename, and group layers. ESPECIALLY please make it easy to visually identify a layer: for instance, in Sketch, the layer icon represents what it is, and if it's a vector shape, it simply shows the shape as the icon.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good to have layers panel link illustrator show and hide things and also making groups and all these stuff

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear i think it have paragraph & Character Style, Graphic Style how i can export file to dreamweaver or muse .....

  • Nicholas McClay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm definitely down for a layers controller of some sort, but for the record I would settle for any kind of layer ordering control, doesn't necessarily need to be a panel.

  • Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The most used feature of a design app - layers and they don't add it in at the very beginning. Durrr.

  • Lesje commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also, sometimes I design something and than decide to not wanting to see it because Maybe I dont want to use it. But maybe later in the project I want it back. Now I have to delete an object, in stead of just turning the visibility off. And I have to redesign it, and sometimes I can not remember how it looked exactly. I want layers... :-)

  • Lesje commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I hope this feature comes very soon. I really love to work in XD. Really a fan already, but I miss the layer panel so very much, things are getting in the way while designing! Having layers (and artboards overview maybe) makes things organized! For example; when I design a dropdown, I want to switch the visibility off so that I can see the layers below it again to get a view of how it looks when the dropdown is not open. And I also request the feature to add a toggle, so in that my dropdown (for example) is toggle-ble. :-)

    Also the export feature (from a layer) was superfast and relaxed to work with. Especially when the layer had a good name and my PNG/SVG of whatever.

  • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have to say, no layers is kind of great I think... Especially if 'symbols' are introduced so that repeated elements can be selected and actioned en masse.

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