The Visibility Layers in PhotoMirage allow you to see what you are working on more clearly by showing or hiding different elements of your project. In this tutorial we’ll explore the Visibility Layers for Animation Markers, crop area, mask area, and original image file. Learning how to use Visibility Layers will make editing your animations much easier, and turning them on and off won’t affect your animation project itself, just allow you to see the individual elements on their own.

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How to Use Visibility Layers in PhotoMirage

Visibility layers can help you see what you are working on more clearly, by showing or hiding different elements of your photo animation project.

The Visibility Layers panel has 4 options:

  • Animation Markers
  • Crop
  • Mask
  • Image

Click the Animation Markers button to toggle Motion Arrows and Anchor Point visibility on and off.

Click the Crop button to toggle the crop box visibility on and off, to better visualize your final image.

Click the Mask button to toggle on and off the visibility of the mask area.

Click the Image button to toggle on and off the image itself.

Note that none of these settings affect the final animation, they are strictly visual aids for your editing process.

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