Some artists prefer to create paintings where each one of many layers has a specific purpose (line art, colour, shading, lights and so forth). To do this it’s important to know how to name, position, clone and delete layers, and how to use Opacity and Blending modes. A. Blending modes Blending modes enable you to control how layers affect each other. Normal is the default option, but there are many other choices for you: Multiply, Lighten, Saturation, Color and so on. The best way to find out how they work is to experiment, and observe their effects in action. B. Opacity You can control the Opacity of a layer simply by moving the slider from left (0 per cent) to right (100 per cent). C. Managing layers You can change layer names and see a short preview of what they contain by hovering over them. With the icons to the right you can make layers invisible, lock them for editing, or lock the Alpha (transparency). D. Cloning layers Here you can create a new layer from a drop-down menu or clone the existing selected one. E. Positioning layers You can move an existing layer up and down the hierarchy, or move layers out or into groups of layers and also adjust the layer properties. F. Deleting layer(s) To delete one layer or many layers simultaneously, select them (to select multiple layers use Ctrl+click for choosing one by one, or Shift+click if choosing range of layers) and press the Bin icon.