The Layer Editor contains all your layers and layer tools. When using the subscription version, you can add, delete, rearrange, group, and even hide layers. There are blending modes, opacity controls, layer transparency toggles, plus typical editing tools, and a default background layer that can be hidden to create an alpha channel or used to set the over-all background color of your image. The version of SketchBook you are using will determine the tools available. When something is not available in a version, it will be noted as such.
The Background layer is at the bottom of the Layer Editor. When hidden (tap to hide it), this creates an alpha channel. The Background layer can also be used to change the background color of your image.
The Layer Editor in SketchBook for Desktop
You will need to open the editor to access the layers and layer tools. There are two ways to do this:
- From the menu bar, select Window > Layer Editor.
- From the toolbar, tap .
The Layer Editor in SketchBook for Mobile
To open the editor:
- If you are on a tablet, the Layer Editor is visible by default, along the right of your screen.
1. Tap to access the Color Editor
2. Color Palette
3. Tap to switch to the Layer Editor
4. Tap to switch to the Color Palette
5. Background layer
6. Current active layer
7. Lock Layer
8. Show/hide layer content
9. Add Layer
- If you’re on a handheld device using SketchBook v.4.0 or above, tap to access the Layer Editor.
- If you’re on a handheld device using SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below, tap to access the Layer Editor.
The Layer Editor in SketchBook for Windows 10
If the editor isn’t open, in the toolbar along the top, tap and select Layer Editor.