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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — moving layers

We're again going to use our blog design mockup file as an example. As the current screen stands, the layers don't overlap much—as all objects have a place. However, if we add a layer for a swirled background, it automatically places this layer on top, shown as follows:

Time for action — moving layers

The following steps explain how to move it down to place it behind the main design:

  1. Download a sample of the swirl background here: http://dl.dropbox.co/u/565455/swirlbackground.svg.zip
  2. In inkscape, in the layer dialog, add a new layer called Swirl Background.
  3. Select the Swirl Background layer, and from the main menu choose File | Import. Select the ...

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