I have many elements like a phone, a pencil, a clock etc. in their own individual layers. Then I have a layer that has elements like eyes, mouth, hands and legs.

Now, I always want the eyes and the mouth to stay on top of the elements while the arms and legs in the bottom. Can I do that without taking the human elements out of a single layer


This is how my layers are stacked up currently :-

layer human elements

layer phone

layer pencil

In this scenario my image looks like this :- enter image description here

notice the arms are on top of the edge of the phone

But I want it to look like this :- enter image description here


Two things you can do.

Option 1: make the arms a separate layer and place it behind the phone later.

Option 2: make the arms stop at the phone, and not overlap it. You could draw that with the pen tool quickly.

  • this is what I am doing right now. I don't think what I want is possible – Shreyas Tripathy Aug 8 '16 at 5:24
  • If you make a separate layer for the arms then it should defiantly be possible, as long as the screen of the phone is a color filled rectangle. – Drew Ackerman Aug 12 '16 at 5:05

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