By Andrei Stefan

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

The Layers Panel

Creating detailed compositions will often prove to be a tedious task since you’ll almost always have to deal with a lot of objects and paths, making it impossible to keep track of them all.

Luckily for us, Illustrator has a built-in layer system to help get things organized and stacked so that you can look at your composition and instantly know where to find one section or another.

So if you’re new to the Layers panel, I recommend you watch this video since it will show you all you need to know in order to get going!

A Bit More Detail

Learn more about Adobe Illustrator on Envato Tuts+:

  • Layers vs. Artboards: Comparing the Methods for Exporting Icon Packs
  • How to Create Pixel Perfect Artwork Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Digital Inking in Adobe Illustrator course

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a new series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+. We’re aiming to introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained in 60 seconds!

Read more here:: Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Layers Panel