Corel PaintShop Pro X8 User Guide
floating selection) and lets you toggle the layer visibility on or off. If
there are too many layers for the palette to display at one time, you can
use the scroll bars on the right side to move the list up or down.
The Layers palette toolbar, positioned along the bottom edge of the
palette, includes controls for tasks such as adding new layers, grouping
and deleting layers, and provides a quick access button for setting
At the top of the Layers palette are controls that let you change the
blend mode and opacity of layers, collapse or expand all layers, display
the Quick Search, enable Edit Selection, display Layer Effects, link
layers, lock transparency, and access layer styles.
You can display or hide the Layers palette or move it anywhere on the
screen. For more information about moving, docking, and undocking
the Layers palette, see “Using palettes” on page 32.
If an image has more than one layer, you must select the layer that you
want to work on. Changes to the image affect only the selected layer
(also called the active layer). You can select only one layer at a time.
The Layers palette displays its components as a “tree” of folders and
subfolders. Items with subcomponents have a down-facing arrow in
front of them when expanded, and a right-facing arrow in front of
them when contracted. You can expand a vector layer or layer group
to see the names of its subcomponents, or contract a vector layer or
layer group to navigate the Layers palette more easily.
To display or hide the Layers palette
• Choose View Palettes Layers.
This command toggles the display of the Layers palette on and off.