By default, a panel contains a background (BG) and a drawing layer (A), but you can add as many layers as you need to each panel in your project.
NOTE When adding a layer, you must decide if you need to add a vector layer or a bitmap layer. In most use cases, vector layers are preferable. For more information on layer types and how to choose the right type of layer to add, see About Layer Types.
In the Thumbnails or Timeline view, select the panel to which you want to add a new layer.
In the Layer panel of the Stage or Camera view, the Layers view or the Thumbnails view, select the layer over which you want to create a new layer.
Do one of the following:
Click on the Add Vector Layer or Add Bitmap Layer button. These buttons are located at the bottom of the Layer panel in the Stage and Camera views, at the bottom of the Layers view and in the Layer toolbar.
In the top menu, select Layer > New > Vector Layer or New Bitmap Layer.
NOTE If you added a bitmap layer, and you intend to scale it up or zoom in on it, make sure to increase its pixel density before you start drawing on it—see Setting the Resolution of Bitmap Layers.