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How to access layers

Access layers through the Layer Editor. It also houses the Layer menu, containing various layer tools. No matter which version of SketchBook you’re using, when you select a layer, it is highlighted in blue to indicate this is the current active layer.

Accessing layers in SketchBook for Desktop

A selected layer in Autodesk SketchBook for desktop

  • From the menubar, select Window > Layer Editor.
  • From the toolbar, tap .

Accessing layers in SketchBook for Mobile

Layer with content

  • If you’re on a tablet, the Layer Editor is visible by default, along the right of your screen.
  • If you’re using SketchBook v.4.0 or above and are on a handheld device, such as a phone, tap Layer icon in SketchBook for Mobile to open the Layer Editor.
  • If you’re using SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below and are on a handheld device, such as a phone, tap  to open the Layer Editor.

If you want to work without it displayed, tap Hide UI tool. Tap this to enter Dual Mode in the Autodesk SketchBook for mobile version to hide the UI. Tap it again to display the UI.

Accessing layers when the UI is hidden

When working with the UI hidden, you can quickly access the Layer Editor using the trigger.

With one hand, tap Trigger icon in the Autodesk SketchBook iOS version and drag down to select and hold Layer from the menu that appears. This will open the Layer Editor, which appears along the right of your screen.

While you continue with Layer selected, use your other hand to make changes in the Layer Editor. When you release the Layer menu option with your other hand, the UI will disappear again.

Accessing layers in SketchBook for Windows 10

Thumbnail ex1If the Layer Editor isn’t displayed, in the toolbar along the top, tap Layer Basics - UI Toggle and select Layer Editor.

Updated on November 6, 2017

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