I am totally new to illustrator, so, Hello, good designers :)

My problem is, I have text, "Restore Purchases", just copied and had to paste it on a rectangle. I'm trying to make a button.

The text is pasted in layer 1, which I think it is the default layer, right?

While the layer I was working in was layer 38 I believe, what's going on?


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Not quite certain what your'e asking however....

Illustrator, by default, will paste onto the highlighted layer in the Layers Panel. If you wish to paste to a specific layer, highlight that layer in the Layers Panel before you paste. And make certain nothing is selected in the artwork.

If using Paste in front/Paste in Back/Paste in Place and you have an object selected, then Illustrator will perform the paste on the same layer as the selected object.

Also.. paste behavior, where layers are concerned, can be changed. In the Layers Panel Menu there's an option for Paste Remembers Layers...

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If that is checked, then any paste command will paste the content back onto the specific layer it was copied from, or it will create a layer of the same name when pasting, if the original layer no longer exists.

  • Thank you, Scott. that's it, btw, I think practicing English would be a much better idea for, wouldn't it? you kinda edited my whole question :D Mar 15, 2019 at 21:44
  • Actually @Mohamad I didn't edit that much. I primarily added paragraph breaks so it was easier to read. I only changed one or two words. Your English is good :)
    – Scott
    Mar 15, 2019 at 22:01
  • Thank You @Scott, I was just joking, I appreciate your help. Mar 15, 2019 at 22:38

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