Wednesday, August 18, 1999

Step 2 - Add a Transparent Layer

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Make a new layer in the picture, using the Layers palette menu's New Layer... option.

I'm calling the new layer "New Line Art." (The other default values are fine.) Click the OK button.
By the way, don't be concerned by that 'Opacity 100%' setting-- that only applies to the new pixels we'll add later.

Right now, the layer is filled with transparent pixels, which is most of what we want. Think of it as being like the "cel" plastic that an animator uses. (The name comes from "celluloid.")

In the next step, we'll copy the line drawing onto this "cel."

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