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how to use layers in java

This is a short tutorail on how using layers in java can be an effective tool to create a drawing.

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natural versus makeup by justachick




Step 1

so the first layer I always label as the background!!! Sometimes I would make the whole layer blue but decided to keep the head in the background to.


Step 2

i colored in the face on a separate layer too.



Step 3

This layer always stays at the top. it is my face placing layer. at the end of the drawing I make it dissapear forever:)


Step 4

i always ad a shading layer. it helps with placement of eyes and what not.


Step 5

i always to make sure to add each facail feature to a new layer... this way if you draw it the way you want but happen to place it to low or high, you can move it. Or more advanced tools you can mutiply the layer and make it darker, lighter, or opaque.



Step 6

hehe i thought this would be funny to show you. I drew the teeth on a seperate layer below the lips. on the lips layer make sure you dont color at all in the middle. eraser tool works good. when I minus the lips layer the center is what the teeth looks like. With the teeth layer there is alot that i drew that you cant see. As you can see if you draw more of what you cant see it helps with placement.


Step 7

so pretty much everything else is on another layer. that way you can move or change without effecting the rest of you picture... learning this was really helpful to me. So I hope it is to you as well! :D:D:D

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