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How to use the Layer Tool in PicsArt?

The PicsArt Layer Tool allows you to create multiple images (Layers) within a single image. The PicsArt Layer Tool works by making additional Layers on top of the original image. Thus, giving you full control over you creativity.

Hello there! This is Daimary John and in this PicsArt Tutorial, How to use the PicsArt Layer Tool. I will teach you how you can start using the Layers in PicsArt. But let’s first get to know,

What is the PicsArt Layer Tool?

So let’s first get to know what exactly is the PicsArt Layer Tool and how does it really work? The PicsArt Layer Tool allows you to create multiple images (Layers) within a single image. Thus, giving you full control over you creativity.

The PicsArt Layer Tool works by making additional Layers on top of the original image. So for example. I have an image of me myself and now i have created a new Blank Empty Layer. So everything that i do on this layer won’t affect the image at the bottom.

Apart from the background image itself (the original image). With the help of PicsArt, You can create as much as 9 extra Layers. That might be and might not be sufficient for some users. But there’s a way to escape this limitation and that is through Merging the completed Layers all together.

There are more tools under the PicsArt Layer Tool itself. There are tools like Merge, Opacity, Xor, Screen etc. Let’s get to know all of the above along with all the other tools which fall under the PicsArt Layer Tool.

So on the first is:

1. The Layer Options: This tool is present on the top left side with a “+” logo in it. There are 4 tools present in the Layer Options and they are:

PicsArt Layer options

(a) Empty Layer: Just as the name suggests. You can use this tool to create multiple empty Layers.

(b) Photo Layer: Instead of just an empty Layer, You can use this tool to create a photo Layer. Meaning you can add another image on top of the original image.

(c) Camera Layer: Similar to the Photo Layer. Instead of using an image from the gallery. You can click an image right from PicsArt and use it as a Layer.

(d) Camera Brush: Now this really is a special tool. In face, the most special one. This tool creates a secondary camera Layer, only visible when you start brushing over the original image. You will then be capable of seeing through the original image. You can also flip the camera using the button present on the left hand side when using the Camera Brush Tool.

2. Delete Option: This tool will simply allow you to delete the selected Layer. Delete Tool is present in the center which looks like a dustbin.

3. Second Layer Options: In this Layer Options menu (present on the top right side with 3 horizontal dots). You’ll get 4 more options to play with. Starting off with:

PicsArt Layer Controls

(a) Transform: This tool will enable you to turn your selected layer from left to right, right to left, upside down, downside up and etc and etc.

(b) Copy: In Photoshop it’s called “Duplicate Layer”. Here in PicsArt, it’s known as “Copy Layer”.

(c) Merge: Merge Tool will help you to join or combine 2 layers into 1 layer. Say for example: You have 3 layers and now you are on the top layer. If you select”Merge”. The 1st and the 2nd layer will become 1 layer. So now you have 2 layers to work with.

(d) Clear: You can use this tool to erase all of the changes you’ve made.

4. Third Layer Options: Now all of the tools that lie under this menu are all meant to unleash your creativity. Let us get to know more.

PicsArt Layer Properties

(a) Normal: Just as the name suggests. It’s totally normal.

(b) Multiply: This tool will help you to multiply the layer and create a new look. This are more like the”Effects”.

(c) Lighten: This option will help you to lighten the Layer and make it soft.

(d) Darken: Vise Versa.

(e) Screen: Now this is a special one. This tool will make the layer transparent so that youcan see through. You can use this tool to create “Glow Light Effect” and or “Neon” lighting. Link available at the bottom.

(f) Xor: This tool is really very strong. Just one tap to erase all the highlighted pixels. Notice i said “Pixels”. You can make a hole in your photo.

(g) Add: Again! Another option to combine your layers altogether.

(h) Overlay: This tool brings the Layer Behind to the top. So it makes it look like the Top Layer is behind the bottom layer. It’s difficult to understand this way. You can give it a try.

5. Bucket Tool: Now we have the bucket tool to help us fill the Layer completely with a colour.

6. Opacity: Lastly we have the Tool to control the opacity of the layer.

So this was all in this PicsArt Tutorial, How to use the PicsArt Layer Tool? I hope this tutorial to be the one you were looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below. Or, you can continue to learn more about PicsArt in Picsart Editing Tutorial, PicsArt Drawing Tutorial, PicsArt Editing Tools and PicsArt Drawing Tools.

Thank you very much for reading this post.

7 thoughts on “How to use the Layer Tool in PicsArt?”

    1. Thank you very much Didi. I am pleased to have you wonderful comment. I wish you the same too 🙂

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