Inkpad Arrange Menu – Element Reordering
by Lindsay in Features
Bring Forward, Bring to Front, Send Backward & Send to Back
When objects are created in the same layer they are stacked with the most recently created object at the top. This stacking order determines how objects are displayed when they overlap. These four shapes were created with the circle first, then the triangle, star and the square last. If I drag them together you can see how they overlap, with the square on top and the circle at the very bottom.
Just as layers can be reordered, by using the reordering controls, you can also change the stack order of objects within a layer. The Arrange menu has four commands for changing the stacking order of selected objects.
Using Bring Forward will move any selected object in front of the object directly above it. If multiple objects are selected they will retain their position relative to each other and move above any unselected shape in front of them. Multiple objects selected in different layers, will move forward in relation to any objects within their specific layer but not other layers.
Bring to Front
Bring to Front will move any selected object directly to the front of all objects in the same layer. As with Bring forward multiple selected objects within the same layer will retain their position relative to each other, while moving to the front of any unselected objects. Selecting multiple objects from different layers, will bring each object to the front of any objects within its specific layer.
The reverse of Bring Forward, Send Backward will move any selected object behind the object that is directly behind it. If multiple objects are selected they will retain their position relative to each other and move behind the unselected shape behind them. Selecting multiple objects from different layers, will move each object behind all objects in its specific layer.
Send to Back
Send to Back will move all selected objects to the back of all other objects within the same layer. As before multiple selected objects will retain their position relative to each other while moving to the back of all other objects. Selecting multiple objects from different layers will move each object to the back of any objects located within the same layer.