How to Use Draw Behind Mode in Adobe Illustrator

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In Brief...

If you know that the next object you create needs to be behind another object already created, use the Draw Behind mode.

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Instructions

  1. Select the object that you want on top, then go to the Tool Bar and click Draw Behind.
    Draw Behind Button
  2. Create the next object and it will be underneath the object selected in the previous step.
    New Object

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