Adding layers

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Whenever you want to create new content and have it live separately from everything else, you will need to create layers (add layers).

  • When you add a layer, it will appear above the current active layer
  • If you add a layer and it isn't in the order you want, you can reorder your layers.

The number of layers is device dependent, meaning that if your device has a lot of available memory,  you can have more layers. Smaller canvases will give you more layers than massive canvases, due to the demands placed on the device.

INFORMATION: For Mobile users, see the article, Maximum layers and canvas size on mobile, to get an idea of the number of layers available to you.

Adding a layer in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

To add a layer to your sketch, do either:

  • At the top left of the Layer Editor, tap 1665036959954-file-new.png
  • tap the menu in the Layer Editor, and select New Layer
  • tap the marking menu on a layer 1665084026712-lagoon-1.png, and sweep up to choose 1665036959954-file-new.png to add a layer
  • use the hotkey combination Ctrl+L (Windows) or ⌘L (Mac)

Adding a layer in Sketchbook for mobile devices

To add a layer to your sketch, in the Layer Editor:

  1. In the Layer Editor, tap a layer to select it.
  2. At the top of the editor, tap Add layer. In both the canvas and Layer Editor, the new layer appears above the other layers and becomes the active layer.

Layers in Sketchbook for handheld devices

To reposition it, see Reordering layers.