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How to rename layers

Whenever you create a layer or duplicates, SketchBook creates a default name for the layer. If you typically use just a few layers, layer naming probably isn’t a high priority. However, for anyone who has worked on a project with a huge library of layers, you can appreciate the importance of layer naming, layer grouping, and use of visual organization. If you rename layers, you can easily identify and keep track of them.

Renaming a layer in SketchBook for Desktop

To rename a layer:

  1. In the Layer Editor, select the layer.
  2. Do either of the following:
  • tap-hold Radial marking menu and flick .

Rename layers in SketchBook for DesktopThe Name Layer dialog in SketchBook for Desktop

  • for Pro subscribers, tap  and select Rename.

Layer menu in SketchBook for DesktopName Layer dialog in SketchBook for Desktop

If you don’t want to see the layer image as the layer thumbnail, remove the check mark next to Show me what is on this layer. You can use text, such as SCENE 1, by writing or typing a label.

Renaming a layer in SketchBook for Mobile

Autodesk SketchBook for Mobile doesn’t have a Rename feature, since the layers are a different configuration from those in the other versions and too small for labels.

Renaming a layer in SketchBook for Windows 10

Rename layers to easily identify them.

To rename a layer:

  1. In the Layer Editor, select the layer.
  2. Do either of the following:
  • click  and flick .

Renaming a layer

  • click  and select Rename.

Renaming a layer using the Layer Menu.

Updated on May 2, 2018

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