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Chapter 5. Graphics on Multiple Layers > Creating and Deleting Layers

Creating and Deleting Layers

You can add new layers as you need them while creating the ingredients of a particular scene in your movie.

To add a new layer:

1.
In the Timeline, select a layer.

Flash always adds the new layer directly above the selected layer, so be sure to choose the layer that you want to lie directly below the new layer. If you want to add a layer below the current bottom layer, create it first and then click and drag it to reposition it at the bottom of the stack.

2.
Do one of the following:

  • From the Insert menu, choose Layer. (Figure 5.2).

    Figure 5.2. Choose Insert > Layer to add a new layer to the Timeline.

  • In the Timeline, click the Add Layer button.

Flash adds a new layer and gives it a default name—for example, Layer 4 (Figure 5.3). Flash bases the number in the default name on the number of layers already created in the movie, not on the number of layers that currently exist.

Figure 5.3. Select the layer that you want to wind up below the new layer (top); Flash inserts a new layer directly above the selected layer and gives the new layer a default name (bottom).



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