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  • setting colors for a "Gradient Layer" needs to be explained or at least a hint to use the link to the Gradient Tool would be helpful. --Ohoservices 22:30, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

* add Navigation at the end as well... --Ohoservices 22:30, 16 May 2010 (UTC) Ohoservices' thoughts are correct: but the link to the Gradient Tool, although both useful and necessary, is not sufficient. The rectangle that has just been created has an outline colour of black and a fill colour of green the current state which is therefore the most likely state of the "outline/fill color selector" (see: Getting Started > Color selection). Precisely following the instructions to create the gradient will result in a gradient between green and black. Given that the remainder of the section is based on a green to white gradient there is (as Ohoservices says) a need to explain this. Perhaps something like the following edit would assist in this.

Pick... The Gradient Tool produces the gradient shown at the bottom of the Toolbox (by default a gradient from fill colour to outline colour). For the purposes of this section you may need to change the outline colour to white and the fill colour to the rectangle green colour. Now, to create the gradient, press the left mouse button on the top left of the canvas, drag to the bottom right and release the button when you are done. You should note that another layer was added in the Layers Panel called Gradient. This is nothing special.

--Ubiquity (talk) 02:18, 31 May 2014 (UTC)


Done according May 2014 review--D.j.a.y (talk) 10:32, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

  • The doc says: "The key point is that a layer can only modify the data that it gets from directly below it." This may convey to the reader that a layer modifies only a single layer below it. The word 'directly' may be the culprit here. To clarify what the author says, we could add the following sentence: "A layer modifies the data that it gets from all the layers below it. However, if the layers are encapsulated, the word 'all' here applies to all the layers within the encapsulation only." --Ghd 05:01, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
    • Would it make more sense to say: "The key point is that a layer can only modify the layers and groups below it, and only inside it's own group." Saying that a layer can "modify the data that it gets" adds to the complexity of the statement. Although maybe technically the modification layer is recieving the data from the layers below, as far as the end user is concerned, the modification layer is affecting the layers below. GuruPilgrim (talk) 16:33, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
    • I have rewrited a little your proposition to reduce repetition "The key point is that a layer, inside it's own group, modify the data contained by all the layers and groups below it." what do you think ? --D.j.a.y (talk) 11:30, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
    • That's great! It's much simpler and makes more sense your way. Just a minor gramatical correction, "The key point is that a layer, inside it's own group, will only modify the data contained by all the layers and groups below it." GuruPilgrim (talk) 11:40, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
    • Thank's for the grammatical review... ;-) i wan't to say ... be free to improve the Adding Layers page with this new sentence. --D.j.a.y (talk) 11:52, 17 May 2014 (UTC)