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The title says it all. Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to move selected items to new separate layers?

  • Can you be more clear, as you say separate layers! Do you mean you have multiple elements selected that need to be moved in to a new layer for each object? Or if you mean you want to move already selected objects to a new (one) layer? – Mamoon Dec 10 '15 at 10:27
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    @Mamoon First one, I have multiple selected items that I want to move to seperate layers for each item. Let's say I have 5 items on one layer selected, I want illustrator to create 5 new layers and move every item on its own layer – Marten Zander Dec 10 '15 at 10:30
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Well there is no direct way to have them as new layers at top level.

But what you can do is this:

  1. Select the layer that contains the objects you want to move. (in image Layer 1)

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  1. While Layer 1 is selected press the panel menu button. Then click Release to Layers (Sequence).

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  1. This will create a sublayer for each object under Layer 1.

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  1. Select the new Layers (Layer 2, 3, 4) and drag them outside Layer 1 so they sit as top Layers.

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Hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any questions.

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