Fine control over every part of your image is simple when each element exists on a separate layer.
Add new layers to your project to separate out different elements of your artwork, and give your layers custom names to keep things organized.
To add a new layer to your artwork, press the + button at the top right of the Layers Panel. The new layer will be added above the active layer.
New Private Layer
Insert a File or Photo as a Private Layer that won’t appear in your Gallery or Time-lapse replay and video.
Private layers are ideal for not revealing reference images and other content that isn’t a part of your final artwork without having to delete or turn off that layer in your file. A Private Layer works like a regular layer in all aspects, except it will not appear in a Gallery preview image, exported Time-lapse video or replay.
Find out more on how Private Layers work in the Actions > Add section.
Build your work up on the background color of your choice, or switch the background off to create transparency in your art.
When you create a new artwork, the Background Color layer is white by default.
In the Layers panel, tap the Background Color layer to invoke the Color Panel. Here you can select a new color for the background of your artwork. Tap Done to exit the Color Panel.
If you need to create a piece with transparent elements, tap the Visibility Checkbox on the right side of the Background Color layer to switch it off.