Showing and hiding layers

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There are times when you will want to show/hide layers, such as for less visual distraction when working on a specific area of your composition, to see how one variation of a design looks compared to another, to add/remove a logo, place something else in the scene, or remove an element. As you work on larger or more complex compositions, the Hide feature will come in quite handy.

  • To hide a layer, tap the layer's Show Layer in Sketchbook icon. It changes to Hide Layer in Sketchbook, indicating the layer is hidden.
  • To show a layer, tap the layer's Hide Layer in Sketchbook icon. It changes to Show Layer in Sketchbook, indicating the layer is now visible.


Showing and hiding layers in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

From the toolbar, tap Layer Editor icon for Desktop, if the Layer Editor‍ is not visible. To hide a layer (not see them), there are two ways of doing this

  • In the Layer Editor, within the layer, tap Hiding a layer group icon. This will turn the content on that layer off.
  • In the Layer Editor, if you tap the icon in the center of the layer Radial marking menu, this will open the Layer Editor marking menu. Select Sketchbook Pro Hide Layer icon.

Sketchbook marking menu containing Hide Layer tool

If you want to make a layer visible again (see it), either tap Showing a layer group icon to display the content or select Show in the layer marking menu.



Showing and hiding layers in Sketchbook for mobile devices

If the Layer Editor is not visible by default, do the following:

  • On a tablet, the Layer Editor is along the right of your screen.
  • On a handheld device, tap Layer icon for handheld device to access the Layer Editor.
  1. In the Layer Editor, tap a layer to select it.
  2. Within the layer, tap Hiding a layer group icon to hide the layer. This will turn the content on that layer off.

To make a layer visible again, tap Showing a layer group icon to display its content.