Organizing Links

It’s best to put all links on a dedicated links layer at the top of the Illustrator document:

This avoids two potential complications in adding links in Illustrator:

  • for linked objects, the link is not visible except in the Attributes panel
  • if another object is placed on top of the linked object, the link will not work

A Bright Color

It’s best to use brightly-colored rectangles on the dedicated links layer:

The following workflow makes it easy to manage your links:

  1. Lock all layers except the links layer
  2. Set all the links to 20% opacity while working
  3. “Select All” and set the opacity to zero when you’re done

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