I am using Illustrator 2018 on Windows.

I have a layer with multiple elements on it (different text boxes and some shapes).

Is it possible to lock the position of a individual element but not the whole layer?

Many thanks

  • Yea, you can lock objects, though it's not just a position lock. You can read more from here.
    – Joonas
    May 11, 2019 at 1:21

1 Answer 1


Select the object and choose Object > Lock from the menu.


Find the object in the Layers Panel and click the lock icon to the left of the object on the panel.

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