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Converting Layers between Bitmap and Vector Layers

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You can convert a vector layer to a bitmap layer, and you can convert a bitmap layer to a vector layer.

If you convert a vector layer to a bitmap layer, the vector artwork will be rasterized into a bitmap image. Hence, the artwork will no longer be scalable and you will only be able to draw, paint or erase over it.

Since bitmap layers have a canvas size and a pixel density, you will be prompted to choose the canvas size and pixel density of the layer when converting vector artwork to bitmap artwork.

If you convert a bitmap layer to a vector layer, the bitmap artwork will be stored in a vector rectangle with a bitmap texture. This artwork will still technically be bitmap artwork, but any artwork you draw on that layer from that point on will be vector artwork.