I would like to have different layers in one drawing
Ditto on this.
I would like to add layers of my drawings, that way it’d would be easier to draw and edit :)
Layers would great!
Layers add so much dimension to your work flow like tracing or overworking on a base layer. Along with image importing, I believe you just might have the perfect art tool.
This would be great to have..
it would be great to have the ability to work on layers, turning on and off as needed. also, the ability to control opacity by layers would also be great. thanks.
Figure drawing, maybe allowing for more intricate and higher detailed pieces
I'd love to hear what everyone would like to use layers for - what kinds of drawings/illustrations? What workflow are you looking for?
@Alex Louden: I usually use layers to separate pencil from inks, and colors too! A sketch on one layer, ink on top of that, and then do colors between those. On paper, usually sketching with pencils and then inking, then erasing the pencil. (I wonder if that’s possible - tool-specific erasers, but that’s another topic lol)
@Robin Fasel: Hey Bobby, just wondering if you've seen our selective eraser feature in Flow? It sounds like it would be useful for your workflow. It allows you to erase only certain types of tool types (ie. erase the pencil but leave pen). There is some info in our guides here https://moleskinestudio.com/support/flow/creating-with-flow/the-tools/
@Ben Hamey: Oh cool! I didn’t know it could be tool specific, thank you!!
@Alex Louden: I also put my pencils and inks on different layers. Selective erase is super nice but I also like the ability to hide and show my pencil work to see the structure of the drawing vs the finished version and to try out different colors with the same drawing (copy and paste would solve that equally well for me).
A couple other use cases: with layers I could erase ink without touching the pencil underneath, without having to rely just on the stroke erase. It’s also nice to have layers when making a piece for screen printing because each color can be on its own layer.
@Adit: Hi Adit, I just wanted to check whether you're aware that you can change the stroke eraser to erase just a specific type of tool? I find this really useful for erasing pencil underneath a drawing.
@Alex Louden: hello! Yes I addressed that in my comment from July 14
@Alex Louden: layers for journaling especially! It would also combo nicely with the lasso tool, creating an easier select process (I sometimes use the same pen style with different stroke sizes/colors and am unable to differentiate when selecting as they are layered). It would make duplicating calendar/habit tracker/schedules/page frameworks much easier. You could design your page layout on one layer (say, a drawn calendar or inserted planner image), use a second layer as decoration (say illustrations/colors/etc), and a third as your actual working schedule that gets moved around, written, erased, etc.
I don’t see a need for many more than that, 5 layers being absolute max, but 3 would be plenty for most things. I like that it feels like as notebook, but you should still embrace some of the natural upgrades that going digital has - impermanence of mistakes, ability to use templates, and easy duplication being a few of them.
All that being said, I absolutely LOVE this app and appreciate the communication and helpfulness of the team!
@Ellie Wilson: Thanks so much for the feedback Ellie - it's so useful to understand what everyone is hoping to use it for, otherwise we're just guessing or adding it because other apps have it! I've passed this onto the team :)