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Want to create either a striking or subtle effect? Change layer opacity. How about creating a reflection? Duplicate the layer, flip the image, reposition it, then change the transparency of the layer. Change opacity to fade the content on a layer.
When dealing with sheer cloth, such as drapes, change the layer transparency. It will determine how see-through the fabric will appear.
When you change layer opacity, you affect its transparency. This is really useful when using a background image as reference for a line drawing. If you select the reference image layer, drag its slider down to reduce opacity. Now, return to your line layer and continue drawing. This is a great workflow for beginners. As you practice drawing the same thing, you get used to the form, proportions, and build muscle memory.
Changing layer opacity in Sketchbook Pro for desktop
- If the Layer Editor isn’t visible, tap and select Layer Editor.
You’ll notice that the current layer is highlighted.
- Next, tap the layer you want and drag the slider:
- up to increase transparency
- down to decrease transparency
Changing layer opacity in Sketchbook for mobile devices
- In the Layer Editor, tap the layer you want to affect.
- Tap the layer again to access the layer tools.
- Drag the Opacity slider:
- left to increase transparency
- right to decrease transparency