Custom layer colors, layer 5 yellow is killing me
Can i please change the default layer colors so that layer 5 is not always yellow? I set up files all day long and yellow on white is ******* the eyes, would love to be able to set a default layer color for the first 5 or six new layers. Thank you.
Thanks for the feedback. The color yellow has been removed altogether as a layer color, and has been replaced by Magenta color for Layer 5. This functionality is available in our latest release build – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac which is available worldwide now.
What’s new in 24.1: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html
You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html
Thank you for all the feedback.
We should absolutely be able to set our own default colors. Similar features exist in After Effects and have for some time, and changing them to my preferences was amazing. Silly that we can't do it in Illustrator, it'd be especially helpful for motion designers such as myself who would appreciate keeping Illustrator & AE layer colors the same between apps.
Like DigitalDesignDude, I'm on a recent version (25.3.1) and I'm still seeing yellow.
Actually removing yellow would be a great start, implementing some sort of user control over the auto layer colors would be ideal.
I'm using Illustrator ver 24.3 and the Yellow layer option is still present for symbol layers and can't be changed as can be seen in the below youtube video capture of my experience.
I like the range of layer colors from light to dark in the options, but it's annoying that I can not set 1 layer color in my preferences in AI. It sucks that everytime I draw on a layer with a black outline that the auto selected layer colors are black, dark purple, dark blue etc. It would be cool to program AI to auto select contrasting layer colors for light stroke/fill or a dark stroke/fill paths.
TLDR: check boxes with the ability to turn off the current colors to prevent them appearing
I work with black strokes, which renders the black layer pointless, and frustrating. I also find the same for yellow. Rather than having to delete the layers all the time (or change the color manually which doesn't necessarily solve the issue), it would be nice if we could choose out default layer colours in a preference panel. even a set of check boxes with the ability to turn off the current colors would be fine.
the yellow layer color has somehow become default for editing a symbol and it's impossible to work with. Anyone know how I can swap it to any other layer color permanently?
Jayse Hansen commented
I aggree with Anom - Black is the worst color - can't see anything. I work on dark backgrounds usually, so I prefer light colors to dark. Ability to have a custom set would be very welcome. Or just the ability to delete black/yellow would be great.
Yup Yellow is the worst
Beg to differ! BLACK is the worst layer color ever!! but yellow is pretty bad too ;)
If you are setting up the same type of file all day long(say it always has 8 layers, and 6 default colors, etc. etc) you can build a file that is your base line starting file(what you would like the file to look like when you created a new doc) and either A. save it as a new document profile B. save it over the current default new doc profile(usually called 'print') or C. Save it as an illustrator template.
Bad news is that this will not stop illustrator from creating layers that default to the color yellow. good news is you shouldn't have to deal with changing it in EVERY file you build, and hopefully it will push it way down in the auto order...
hope this helps!
Other than just removing the yellow layer color, how about making it a preference/option to have all new layers with the same light blue (or custom color)?
ONLY dark colours should be there. NO Yellow, light Green, light Pink.
light colors like yellow should NEVER be in the list of auto created layer colors! At least just move the yellow color to the end of the line. Worst layer color ever.
light colors like that should NEVER be in the list of auto created layer colors... we should still be able to select if we want...
If there's a way to change yellow color in ALL new documents?
I haven't tried it yet, but I guess I could open 'profile' document, create 5 layers, edit it's color, then delete four and save. If this would work, then the case is closed. If not — you really better think a way of letting users predefine layers' colors and other auto-stuff.
Yes , you can change the default color layer even today.
You need to double click any layer(over layer thumbnail) to open the layer options for that layer.
Now just need to select the color , ang get rid of yellow color or any other color
Chris Ross commented
Yes. Or at least just move the yellow color to the end of the line. Worst layer color ever.