Changing the order of objects

At its most basic level, a CorelDRAW drawing consists of a series of objects stacked on top of each other. The vertical order of these objects — the stacking order — helps determine the appearance of the drawing. You can organize these objects using invisible planes called layers. Each of these layers has its own internal stacking order.

The stacking order is most evident in drawings that contain overlapping objects with contrasting properties. If the objects do not overlap, the stacking order may not be evident. In all cases, however, the stacking order is determined by the order in which you add objects to the drawing. Until you rearrange them, the first object you draw occupies the lowest position, whereas the last object you draw occupies the top position.

You can change the stacking order of objects within any layer, sending them to the front or back, or behind or in front of another object. For example, if you select the bottom object on a layer and move it to the front, CorelDRAW places the object on top of all other objects on the layer. The top object becomes the second object, the second becomes the third, and so on.

You can also place objects at precise positions in the stacking order. For example, if you have 10 overlapping objects, you can place the top object behind the third object. In addition, you can select multiple objects and reverse their relative stacking order.

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