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    Help With Layers

    Please help, is it possible to add a background to a painting i have done on a plain white canvas. Hoping someone can reply
    Thanks Sally Packham

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    Sally it is possible. One way is to edit the paper settings so that your painting on the white paper is changed to " cell " which makes it have a transparent background. Any unpainted areas will now become transparent.

    Than create a new layer and edit the paper settings to your likings. Drag this new layer below your original layer and you should see it as a background.

    Hope this helps. I am just learning Artrage too.

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    Another way to do it is to right click on the background layer in your layer panel to the right, go to 'Edit paper settings' and move the opacity dial to 0%. This will keep all of your paper settings for the layer like texture, roughness and so on but make your canvas transparent. The 'Cel' setting also works for this, the difference being that this setting is untextured like a plastic sheet so any further paint you add to that layer would be on a smooth surface after the change.

    After making the canvas transparent, as radar suggested, add a new layer and drag it down below the first one, allowing you to paint in a background behind the image.
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    hope this helps

    If as I suspect you wish to use another picture as background
    create a new layer
    drag it to the lowest position
    select the little triangle in the layers menu on the previously lowest layer
    select paper settings
    set to cel
    now select the lowest layer
    select the triangle for that layer
    Import image to this layer
    (you may have to play with sizing etc etc)
    good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by sally packham View Post
    Please help, is it possible to add a background to a painting i have done on a plain white canvas. Hoping someone can reply
    Thanks Sally Packham

    To Radar,
    Many thanks for helping me.
    Sally Packham
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveRage View Post
    Another way to do it is to right click on the background layer in your layer panel to the right, go to 'Edit paper settings' and move the opacity dial to 0%. This will keep all of your paper settings for the layer like texture, roughness and so on but make your canvas transparent. The 'Cel' setting also works for this, the difference being that this setting is untextured like a plastic sheet so any further paint you add to that layer would be on a smooth surface after the change.

    After making the canvas transparent, as radar suggested, add a new layer and drag it down below the first one, allowing you to paint in a background behind the image.
    To Dave Rage, Thank you for answering
    Sally Packham
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    Quote Originally Posted by clay_baxter View Post
    If as I suspect you wish to use another picture as background
    create a new layer
    drag it to the lowest position
    select the little triangle in the layers menu on the previously lowest layer
    select paper settings
    set to cel
    now select the lowest layer
    select the triangle for that layer
    Import image to this layer
    (you may have to play with sizing etc etc)
    good luck
    To Clay,
    Thank you for helping with my query
    Sally Packham
    sally

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