2. Layers dialog

The Layer dialog is the main interface to edit, modify and manage your layers. You can think of layers as a stack of slides or clothes on your body. Using layers, you can construct an image of several conceptual parts which can be manipulated without affecting any other part of the image. Layers are stacked on top of each other. The bottom layer is the background of the image and the components in the foreground of the image come above it.

2.1. Activate Dialog

The Layer dialog can be called in many ways :

  • from the toolbox-menu: File/ Dialog/ Layers

  • from the image-menu: Dialog/ Layers

  • from an other dialog-menu: Add Tab/ Layers

  • from the (default) shortcut: Ctrl+L.