Art Layers

Art layers give you the possibility to divide the artwork in your drawing on different layers. For example, you can separate the outline and colour fill on two art layers, similar to 1950s traditional cell animation. These art layers are contained within a single drawing as opposed to the timeline layers or Xsheet columns where individual drawings with individual timing are stacked one on top of the other—see Creating Strokes .

Toon Boom Harmony drawings include four art layers.

Line Art
Colour Art

You can access the art layers through the Art Layer toolbar. By default, only the Line Art and Colour Art are displayed. You need to enable the Support Overlay and Underlay Arts option in the Preferences dialog box.

Art Layer Toolbar

Advanced Art Layer Toolbar

Each layer can be used for separate hand-drawn animation tasks, letting you organize your work and facilitate creation and revision.