Working with layers
are layers with raster data only. Raster data is
composed of individual elements, called pixels, arranged in a grid. Each
pixel has a specific location and color. Photographic images are
composed of raster data. If you magnify raster data, you can see the
individual pixels as squares of colors.
Raster layers let you display subtle changes in tones and colors. Some
tools, options, and commands apply only to raster layers. For example,
the painting tools and the commands that are used to add effects can
be applied only on raster layers. If you try to use a raster tool while a
vector layer is selected, Corel PaintShop Pro prompts you to convert
the vector layer into a raster layer.
For more information about raster and vector data, see
“Understanding raster and vector objects” on page 574.
are layers with only vector objects (lines and shapes),
vector text, or vector groups. Vector objects and text are composed of
geometric characteristics — lines, curves, and their locations. When
you edit vector objects and text, you edit these lines and curves, rather
than the individual pixels. Vector graphics and vector text maintain
their clarity and detail at any size or print resolution.
Objects or text created with vector layers can be easily edited. Images
of any color depth can include multiple vector layers. Each vector layer
contains a list of all individual vector objects on that layer. You can
expand or collapse the group to view the individual objects. For more
information, see “To expand or collapse layers” on page 351. Vector
objects can be moved from their layer group to another vector group.