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The Painter Wow! Book, Tenth Edition by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

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6. Using Layers

Introduction

LAYERS ARE ELEMENTS THAT HOVER above Painter’s image Canvas, or base layer, providing a great deal of flexibility in composing artwork. You can move, paint on, or apply a special effect to a layer without affecting other layers or the background canvas. So when building images you can try several possibilities by manipulating or repositioning the various elements. Then, when your layers are as you like them, you can drop them onto the canvas, blending them with the background.

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