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Lesson 3. Working with Layers > Using the Layers Panel

Using the Layers Panel

You can think of a layer as a transparent plane where you can create and place objects. Layers enable you to divide your artwork when building complex or composite images. Different portions of the image can be stored on different layers and selectively turned off or on so you can isolate just the portion you are working on. Layers can contain either vector or bitmap objects, or a combination of both.

The Layers panel in Fireworks is similar to layers panels in other graphics programs such as Macromedia FreeHand and Adobe Photoshop, but it includes additional information.


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