Create a layer from a selection or an artboard
Have the ability in Layers palette to create "New layer from selection" or "New layer from artboard"
@Egor Chistyakov ‘Collect in New Layer’ works on the selected artwork in the Layers Panel (highlighted background in the Layers Panel). It would be more beneficial if there was a command that works on the selected artwork on the canvas (highlighted dot in the Layers Panel). After all, on the canvas is where I most easily see and select which elements I want to move.
How about a cmd-click to create new layer with selection and move to new layer and cmd-shift-click new layer to copy selection to new layer?
Ken, what's wrong with 'Collect in New Layer command' (except it creates a sublayer)? If it would create a top-level layer instead — would it work for you?
Julian Lemmerich commented
It baffles me, that this is still not implemented. I would have expected this to be default behaviour, when creating a new layer and having multiple paths or objects marked
I support this idea as well.
Hello here. This is 2019 and I love how this idea came up 3 years ago. I would like to support this idea more if it is possible. I was trying to create tree ideas of a logo on a three art boards which I like to do as it helps me in exporting them as individual pieces. Then I thought what if I could have the assets of the first Artboard's layer copied on the second Artboard's layer? but wait is that even possible in Illustrator? Then I found out that the Adobe team did a good job incorporating an Artboard panel that allows to see artboard lists and selecting to switch from one to another easily. But what about the assets that are on the Artboards, can we see them in that same panel? Well I am not sure. So, why not have that option to copy or move assets from one artboard layer to another but specifically on layer that is parented on the specific artboard? I apologies for any grammar mistakes. Thanks
Shivendra Agarwal commented
Is the need here:
1. to move all selected items to a new layer?
2. to move all items on an artboard to a new layer?