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Increase visual contrast between active and inactive layers

Hi, I really get the urge to use a minimalistic design UI in your new software, but the design should not stand in the way of usability.

One problem I have is that is is really hard to distinguish between active layers and none active ones because the grey color is way to similar.

Also (example attachment) it is hard to quickly see which layers are grouped with which folder/symbol if the Layerbox has a lot of layers. (Maybe use an down facing arrow like in Photoshop)

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Make color darker. It is so hard to see, which makes it impossible to know what I've selected on an artboard. It is currently a very very light blue, but would like it to be very dark blue, so I know what I selected.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Actually you have. I just realised it was the contrast of the screen not to make this clear.
        Perhaps a little dot next to the layer would help, also because my sight start not to be the same anymore.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As simple as that, when I click on a layer on the screen ... i'd like to understand where this is in the left side bar.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed! Really needs to be a shade darker or a different color entirely! Hurts my eyes trying to search for the active layer or artboard.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, it's difficult to figure out which layer is active. Please work on highlighting it. Thanks

      • Amy Hamm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        1. The highlight color in the layers panel (and symbol panel) should have more contrast with the background color on the panel itself. I like to be able to quickly locate a layer in the panel when I have selected it on an artboard. Right now since the contrast between the highlight and panel background is low, I have to scrutinize the layers to find the highlighted one.

        2. I pay attention to the stacking order of my layers and name most of them - when I get to 2000+ layers, this helps me stay sane. It also helps me troubleshoot when I accidentally group a layer when I didn't mean to. Quickly locating a wayward layer is invaluable.

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