PoorMansLayers

Daniel Sandler edited this page Jun 10, 2015 · 1 revision

Poor Man’s Layers

Markers is a very simple painting program, inspired by classics like MacPaint: there is one fullscreen canvas into which pixels may be drawn, and that’s it.

Because the Markers canvas starts out transparent, however, you can achieve a kind of layering effect by saving each layer independently to the Gallery and then loading those layers on top of one another to composite them.

Example

The following illustrations are intermediate stages of the app icon:

Step 1: Draw line art, black-on-transparent. Save to Gallery.
Step 2: Color sloppily over the lines; this paint layer will go behind the line art.
Step 3: Use the overflow menu to load the line art from Gallery (careful, it’s going to be hard to see, as it’s black-on-transparent in a black window) back on top of the color.
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