I need help with creating a new layer in Illustrator. I work with Photoshop on a regular basis doing design work and although I've worked with illustrator a few times, I'm only really getting into it now with my tablet. I'm struggling with a small issue and need help. When I create a new layer and start to draw in it, Illustrator automatically jumps back to the previous layer and my artwork appears there instead!!?? It has happened almost consistently for a week now and I'm wondering if there is a setting causing it. My layers are all listed in the layers panel but all the artwork sits on layer 1. illustrator won't allow me work in a new layer. Please help - very frustrated.
It's sometimes a good idea, especially with complex illustrations, to lock all layers you're not working on. This will avoid your problem and others.
I ran into this when learning illustrator recently. Simply expand the layer you accidentally drew in (click the arrow on the layer) and drag the small colored box on the path you just created's right side up to your new layer. Illustrator can have multiple paths on one layer each in its own pseudo layer.
I don't yet know why the new path isn't added to the layer that is highlighted but this does work. I will do some research and add any further info I find.
try double clicking the layer panel, it worked for me.