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How to Use the Layers

Animation Desk for Windows supports one background layer and five drawing layers.

To manage layers, tap on the layer icon on the bottom-left toolbar. The layers will show on the left side of the canvas.

4.8_layers_unlocked.PNG

 

* Layers 3~5 are available for subscribers to Creativity 365. (See how Creativity 365 can help you streamline your work.)

 

The layer icon shows with an upper-case number to indicate which layer you are on:

4.8_layer_0_bg.PNG L0: means you are currently drawing on the Background layer.

4.8_layer_1.PNG L1: means you are currently drawing on the Layer 1.

4.8_layer_2.PNG L2: means you are currently drawing on the Layer 2.

The same goes with Layers 3~5.

 

To insert an image to any layer, select a layer and click on the 4.8_icon_layer_image.PNG on the top tool bar to insert image to and choose an image. 

* Note: When you insert an image to the background layer, the image will show up on all the frames in this project.

 

To clear the drawing on any layer, click on the 4.8_icon_layer_clear.PNG under the layer you want to clear. A dialogue will appear to ask you to confirm your action. Tap “OK” if you want to clear the drawing and image on the layer.

* The selected layer will have a pencil icon 4.8_icon_pencil.PNG shown next to the layer name (as shown below).

4.8_layer_selected.PNG

 

To show or hide a layer, click on the “Eye” icon on the left of the layer you want to show or hide:

4.8_icon_layer_show.PNG means the layer is showing on the frame you are editing now.

4.8_icon_layer_hide.PNG means the layer is hidden on the frame you are editing now.

 

 

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