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Applying (subordinating) an object to the stroke instead of the fill

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If you drag an object underneath another one (subordinating it), it will be used as a fill layer to the the parent. My question is: why can't this also be applied to the stroke? Or am I missing something here?


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When you nest one layer inside another one, it isn’t used as a fill as such. It’s simply clipped to the parent layer, meaning that the parent layer provides a window through which you view the nested layer. The ‘frame’ of that window (i.e. the stroke) is not treated as being part of the window.

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