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How to visually organize layers

You might be asking why you would visually organize layers? When working with a number of layers, color coding them enables you to quickly distinguish one from another. It also helps you group content to create one visual component. Say you’re designing a car. You could assign all components that make up the steering wheel one color. For the tires, you assign another color. Then, whenever you want steering wheel components, you look for layers with the same assigned color.

Visually organizing layers in SketchBook for Desktop

In a layer, below Hiding a layer group icon, is a circle. Tap it to access a marking menu of colors. Select a color. Now, you’ve assigned a color to that layer, making is easier to distinguish it from the others.

Visually organize layers in Autodesk SketchBook for DesktopVisually organizing your layers in Autodesk SketchBook

Visually organizing layers in SketchBook for Mobile

Tap a layer to open the Layer menu. At the bottom of the menu, tap Color Label and select a color from the list. Now, a colored spot appears in the lower right corner of the layer, making is easier to distinguish it from the others.

Visually organizing layers in SketchBook for Mobile

Accessing Color Label when the UI is hidden

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

With one hand, tap  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.

Accessing the Layer Editor in the Rapid UI mode in Autodesk SketchBook

While you continue with Layer selected, use your other hand to select Color Label from the Layer menu. When you release the Layer menu option with your other hand, the UI will disappear again.

Visually organizing layers in SketchBook for Windows 10

Autodesk SketchBook for Windows 10 doesn’t have tools for color coding layers for visual organization.

 

Updated on March 7, 2018

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