Exercise fine control over every part of your image by placing each element on a separate layer.
Add new layers to your project to separate out different elements of your artwork. Give your layers custom names to keep things organized.
To add a new layer to your artwork, press the + button at the top right of the Layers Panel. This will add a new layer above the active layer.
New Private Layer
Insert a File or Photo as a Private Layer. This layer won’t appear in your Gallery previews or Time-lapse replay and video.
Private layers won't reveal reference images or other content you don't want in your final artwork. A Private Layer does this without having to delete or turn off that layer in your file. A Private Layer works like a regular layer in all aspects. The only difference is it won't appear in a Gallery preview image, exported Time-lapse video or replay.
Find out more on how Private Layers work in the Actions > Add section.
Build your work up on the background color of your choice. Or, switch the background off to create transparency.
When you create a new artwork, the Background Color layer is white by default.
In the Layers panel, tap the Background Color layer to invoke the Color Panel. Here you can select a new color for the background of your artwork. Tap Done to exit the Color Panel.
Need to create a piece with transparent elements? Tap the Visibility Checkbox on the right side of the Background Color. This will switch the background color off.