All About Layers

All About Layers

By Skip Allen

In digital art, the Layers feature gives you greater control when creating elaborate and complex masterpieces by allowing you to separate your creation into separate layers, all customized perfectly! This tutorial will show you how to maximize your use of layers, as well as access other features in Painter Lite to ensure a most efficient and precise workflow!

You will learn how to:

  • use the Recent Brushes toolbar for quick access
  • use the Navigator Panel to control your image display
  • move Palettes and Panels for easy access
  • use layers for your projects

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (4)

  • Casey Hoekstra Reply

    How do I create layers so they do NOT interact with eachother? Say I want a blue background to a figure I have drawn in the foreground, right now, even when I move the layer to the bottom, the blue color bleeds into and effects the colors on the layers above. How do I make them completely independent, so higher layers are unaffected by the ones behind. Thanks

    July 23, 2019 at 5:46 am
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi Casey,

      Can you confirm which software program you are using – Painter Lite as is demonstrated in this tutorial, or Painter or Painter Essentials?

      The Discovery Center team

      July 25, 2019 at 10:28 am
  • Agam Reply

    hey, by mistake I droped the layers, and now they merged with the canvas. I did not notice, and I left the program, when it was saved like that. How can I undo it?

    June 24, 2019 at 5:05 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Agam,

      If you merged your layers down and then exited, the program’s memory will have cleared and the changed can not be undone. You would need to recreate your modifications using the original image. We suggest saving regularly to a .pspimage file with all the layers intact, to help avoid just this sort of situation!

      Discovery Center Team

      June 24, 2019 at 8:35 pm

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