3

This is my use-case: I am generating about 20 postcards that are simply artwork on a white backround. The scans of the artwork all have a white border, but sometimes the border is not even on all four sides. It would be great if I could see the outlines of the postcards (which are just rectangles with no strokes) AS WELL as the bitmap images on the artworks, so I can tell if the artwork is centred in the postcard. However View -> Outline just shows the outlines and View -> GPU Preview just shows the artwork as it will be printed.

I have found another method that works: Having a duplicate layer of the postcard rectangles with a black stroke instead. I make this layer visible to center the images in the postcards, then turn if off again. But ideally there would be a simpler way to do this. I am loathe to have a layer that always shows the outlines on the screen but then doesn't print them (which I could set in Layer Options), as this may confuse other people who have to work with the files.

1 Answer 1

4

You can utilize layers.

It's possible to have some layers in Outline Mode and other layers in Preview mode.

Hold down the Command/Ctrl when clicking the visibility icon in the Layers Panel to toggle a layer between Outline/Preview.

The eyeball icon will become hollow when a layer is set to outline mode...

enter image description here

Note this only works for Layers and Sub-Layers. It will not work on objects, groups, clipping groups, etc. However, you can generally create a layer structure to compensate, such as having your raster images on individual layers.

1
  • Thanks @Scott, I'll try that now.
    – clayRay
    Mar 28, 2021 at 7:12

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.