Creating an Image Clip and editing a Drawing

Although you cannot create an empty image clip and draw directly in it, it is possible to create editable image clips in several ways.

You can create a drawing in one of your panel's layers, then drag and drop it into a video track to create an image clip from that layer. You can then edit/modify the drawing and add multiple layers to the image clip on the video track.

You can also drag an entire panel, including all its layers and keyframes, into a video track to create an image clip. The image clip will retain all the layers and keyframes.

This can be useful if you want to use an element that you drew for a specific panel in several panels, like a panning background.

When you import a video clip into a video track, you can add layers to the video clip and create artwork on them, giving the appearance that you drew directly on the video footage.

Image clips and Movie clips on video tracks now have their own distinctive colours in the Timeline. Preferences are available to change the default colours.

NOTE You must have at least one video track in your project to do this—see Adding Video Tracks.