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Functions of Layer Property Palette (Default)

This section describes the functions of the standard [Layer Property] palette.

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Displayed items may vary depending on the selected layer. Furthermore, displayed items may also vary depend­ing on the configured settings.


 

Dragging vertically while pressing the [Space] key enables you to scroll through the [Layer Property] palette.

A.Effect

Configures the type of effect to apply to the layer and the area where the effect applies.

(1)   Effect

Clicking each of the buttons toggles on and off the effects of [Border effect], [Extract line], [Tone], [Display decrease color], [Texture combine] and [Layer color].

When turned on, the related items display on the [Layer Property] palette. In [Effect], you may select multiple items simultaneously.


 

When a cel on the light table is selected from the [Animation cels] palette, items other than [Layer color] cannot be selected, regardless of the layer type.

Border effect

Allows you to configure effects to be applied to the drawings and border (perimeter) of materials on the layer. Two types of effects are available: [Edge] and [Border of Watercolor].

This item is not displayed when [Gradient] layer or [Fill in monochrome] layer is selected.

Extract line [EX]

An effect that extracts line drawings from a layer to display.

This item does not display when a [Gradient] layer, [Fill in monochrome] layer, or [Layer folder] is selected.

Tone

An effect that displays images on a layer with black and white halftone dots (toning).

Display decrease color

Reduces the colors of a layer to [Monochrome] or [Gray].

This item displays only when a [Image material] layer or [3D] layer is selected.

When turned off, the original expression color(s) is (are) restored.

Texture combine

Displays when an [Image material] layer other than [Vector image material] layer is selected.

This is an effect where images on an [Image material] layer are displayed as texture.

Layer color

The color of the drawing on the layer can be changed arbitrarily.

For layers whose [Expression color] is [Monochrome] or [Gray], the black [Drawing color] becomes [Main color] and the white [Drawing color] becomes [Sub color] for display.

For layers whose [Expression color] is [Color], the colors are first converted into grayscale by the application and then changed to alternative colors.

(2)   Effect range

For layers that has a [layer mask], configure the area where the effect applies.

This item displays when [Border effect], [Extract line] or [Tone] is selected for [Effect] and the selected layer has [layer mask].

Image

Applies the effect to all images inside the selected layer.

Mask image

Applies the effect to images on the selected layer after masking.

B.Border effect

Turning on [Border effect] for [Effect] displays the items below.


 

[Border effect] does not display when a [Gradient] layer or [Fill in monochrome] layer is selected.

(1)   Border effect

Select the effect to apply to the drawings and border (perimeter) of materials on the layer. [Border effect] settings to configure vary depending on the selected item.

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Edge

Allows you to configure a monochrome edge for the outer side of drawings and border of materials.

Border of Watercolor

Allows you to configure a pale, subtle edge, as drawn with watercolor, for the outer side of drawings and bor­der of materials.

In the case of Edge

Configure the following items in the case of selecting [Edge].

(2)   Thickness of edges

Configure the thickness of the edges with the slider.

(3)   Edge color

Configure the color of the edges. Clicking the color indicator configures the selected drawing color. Clicking the [▼] icon displays the [Color settings] dialog box where a color can be set.


 

For details on the [Color settings] dialog box, see "Advanced settings of color Dialog Box" .

(4)   Edge Anti-aliasing *

You can set anti-aliasing to apply to edges. Turn this on when you want to apply anti-aliasing to edges.

In the case of Border of watercolor

Configure the following items in the case of selecting [Border of Watercolor].

(5)   Area

Configure the area where you want to apply edge to the border of drawings. The larger the value, the wider will be displayed the border edge.

(6)   Transparency effect

Configure the opacity of the border area. The larger the value, the more opaque will be displayed the border area.

(7)   Luminosity effect

Configure how dark to make the border area. The larger the value the darker will be displayed the border area.

(8)   Blurring width

Configure how blurred to make the border area. The larger the value, the more blurred will be displayed the border area.

C.Extract line [EX]

Selecting [Extract line] for [Effect] displays the items below.


 

·[Extract line] does not display when a [Gradient] layer, [Fill in monochrome] layer, or [Layer folder] is selected.

·Some of the items may not display depending on the selected layer.

(1)   Accuracy of line extraction

Configure the accuracy with which to extract the line drawing. Select one from: [Fast], [High accuracy] and [Highest accuracy]. The higher the accuracy, the better will be the quality of the displayed line drawing.

(2)   Extract after posterization

When turned on, the original layer is posterized before the line drawing is extracted. The gradient can be adjusted using [Posterization con­trol].

Posterization control

Adjust the grayscale gradient to extract as line drawing.

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(1)   Density

Shows the grayscale value. Clicking the numeric value allows you to change it directly.

(2)Preview

Previews the posterization.

(3)Node

A controller to adjust the grayscale gradient.

·Dragging the node horizontally allows you to adjust the gradient range reflecting the density.

·Dragging a node out of the [Posterization control] allows you to remove it.

·Clicking where there is none allows you to add one.

(3)   Threshold of fill in black

Allows you to configure the area to be filled in black. You can configure the threshold using a slider.

(4)   Correction of line width

Allows you to adjust the width of the line drawing using a slider.

(5)   Threshold of edge

Configure the grayscale threshold to extract as line drawing. The smaller the value, the more lines will be detected as the area regarded as line drawing becomes wider.

(6)   Direction of detection

Specify the direction in which to detect the line drawing. The capability to detect line drawings becomes poorer in the opposite direction.

(7)   Execution of LT conversion of layer

Displays the [LT conversion of layer] dialog box.

Allows you to convert the selected layer by separating it into outline (line drawing) and tone layers, while inheriting the [Extract line] and [Tone] settings of the [Layer Property] palette.


 

Items displayed on the [LT conversion of layer] dialog box vary depending on whether the selected layer is a 3D layer or not. For details on the [LT conversion of layer], see the following:

· "[LT conversion of layer] Dialog Box (3D Layer)"

· "[LT conversion of layer] Dialog Box (Except 3D Layer)"

When the Selected Layer Is an Image Material Layer

The following additional items are displayed when the selected layer is an [Image material] layer:

(8)   Method of detecting edge

Allows you to select the method for detecting line drawings from the [Image material layer] . The items to configure vary depending on the selected method.

Process 1

Configure settings in the same way as for other layers.

Process 1

Settings to be configured differ from those for other layers. Select this method to extract more delicate line draw­ings than with [Process 1].

(9)   Threshold of edge height

Allows you to adjust the height of the edge to detect as line drawing. The smaller the value, the less strict will be the edge, making even small changes to be detected as line.

(10)   Threshold of gradient variation

Adjusts the continuity of the detected line drawing based on the variation in the thickness of the line drawing. The larger the value, the more likely to make segments short.

D.Tone

Turning on [Tone] for [Effect] displays the following items.

(1)   Number of screen frequency

Specify the number of tone (halftone dot) lines. The larger the value, the smaller will be the halftone dot.

(2)   Density

Configure the method for specifying the tone density.

Use color of image

Configures the tone density based on the image color.

Use brightness of image

Configures the tone density based on the image brightness.

(3)   Reflect layer opacity

When turned on, the opacity of the layer is reflected in the size of the halftone dots at toning.

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When [Reflect layer opacity] is turned on, the density of the halftone dots does not change even if the layer opac­ity is changed, which will allow you to avoid moire from occurring when outputting in black and white, for exam­ple.

(4)   Posterization

When turned on, allows you to adjust the density of the tone using [Posterization control].


 

This item does not display when a [Fill in monochrome] layer is selected.

Posterization control

Adjusts the density of the tones.

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(1)   Density

Shows the density of the tone numerically. Clicking the numeric value allows you to change it directly.

(2)Preview

Previews the posterization.

(3)Node

A controller to adjust the gradient of the tone density.

·Dragging the node horizontally allows you to adjust the gradient range reflecting the density of the tone.

·Dragging a node out of the [Posterization control] allows you to remove it.

·Clicking where there is none allows you to add one.

(5)   Dot settings

Select the shape of the tone from [Circle], [Square], [Lozenge], [Line], [Cross], [Ellipse], [Noise], [Sugar plum], [Asterisk], [Star], [Car­rot], [Cherry (round)], [Cherry (mid)], [Cherry (thin)],  [Flower (round)], [Flower (mid)], [Flower (thin)], [Clover (round)], [Clover (thin)], [Ninja star], [Diamond], [Heart], [Clubs], and [Spades].

(6)   Angle

Configure the angle of the tone (halftone dot).

(7)   Noise size

Configure the noise size. You can configure this item when Noise is selected for [Dot settings].

(8)   Noise factor

Configure the noise factor. You can configure this item when Noise is selected for [Dot settings].

(9)   Dot position (X)

Moves the tone (halftone dot) pattern in the horizontal direction.

(10)   Dot position (Y)

Moves the tone (halftone dot) pattern in the vertical direction.

(11)   Area Color

If [Show Tone Area] is enabled, you can configure the expression colors of the areas with tone attached and areas with image materials attached. Clicking the color indicator configures the selected drawing color. Clicking the [▼] icon displays the [Color settings] dialog box where a color can be set. Configuring a color changes the color of the toned areas to the configured color.


 

·[Area Color] is displayed if any of the items in [Display] menu → [Show Tone Area] is enabled. For details on [Show Tone Area], see "Show Tone Area [PRO/EX]" .

·For details on the [Color settings] dialog box, see "Advanced settings of color Dialog Box" .

E.Layer color

Turning on [Layer color] for [Effect] displays the following items.

(1)   Layer color

Allows you to specify an alternative color to black. Clicking the color indicator configures the selected drawing color. Clicking the [▼] icon displays the [Color settings] dialog box where a color can be set. Configuring a color changes black to the configured color.


 

For details on the [Color settings] dialog box, see "Advanced settings of color Dialog Box" .

(2)   Sub color

Allows you to specify an alternative color to white. Clicking the color indicator configures the selected drawing color. Clicking the [▼] icon displays the [Color settings] dialog box where a color can be set. Configuring a color changes white to the configured color. This item does not display when the selected layer is monochrome.


 

For details on the [Color settings] dialog box, see "Advanced settings of color Dialog Box" .

F.Expression color

Allows you to configure [Expression color] for the layer by previewing it. This item displays when a [Raster] layer, [Vector] layer, [Bal­loon] layer or [Text] layer is selected. Clicking [Apply expression color of preview] commits the [Expression color] for the layer.

Displayed items vary depending on the selected layer and configured [Expression color].

(1)   Expression color

Changes the expression color of the selected layer. Select from [Color], [Gray] and [Monochrome].

When reducing colors degrades the image quality, the view changes to [Expression color (preview)], where the image is displayed in reduced colors but in the original expression color.


 

For details on [Expression color], see "Explanation: Expression Color and Drawing Color" .

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(2)   Drawing color

Configures the drawing color for [Gray] and [Monochrome]. Configure the color with the [Black] and [White] buttons.


 

[Drawing color] displays when [Expression color] is [Gray] or [Monochrome].

Gray

The drawing color is configured as follows with the [Black] and [White] buttons.

Only black button ON

The drawing color is configured as a 256-step gradient from black to transparent.

Only white button ON

The drawing color is configured as a 256-step gradient from white to transparent.

Both black and white but­tons ON

The drawing color is configured as a 256-step gradient from black to white. When drawn in trans­parent, the drawn portion is erased.

Monochrome

The drawing color is configured as follows with the [Black] and [White] buttons.

Only black button ON

The drawing color is configured as black or transparent.

Only white button ON

The drawing color is configured as white or transparent.

Both black and white but­tons ON

The drawing color is configured as black, white or transparent.

(3)   Color threshold

The color threshold configured with the slider becomes the border between black and white.

This item displays when a [Raster] layer meeting the following conditions is selected, and [Monochrome] is configured for [Expression color] on the [Layer Property] palette.

·[Expression color] is [Color]

·[Expression color] is [Gray] and the [Drawing color] is [Black] and [White]


 

This item does not display if drawings on the layer are monochrome, even if the [Expression color] of the [Raster] layer is [Color] or [Gray].

(4)   Alpha threshold

The alpha threshold for opacity configured with the slider becomes the border between black and white and transparent. This item displays when a [Raster] layer is selected, and [Monochrome] is configured for [Expression color] on the [Layer Property] palette.

(5)   Reflect layer opacity

Reflects the layer opacity in the density. This item displays when a [Raster] layer is selected, and [Monochrome] is configured for [Expres­sion color] on the [Layer Property] palette.

On

Divides the [Drawing color] into black and white and transparent based on the drawing color with layer opacity applied.

Off

Applies opacity to a layer whose [Expression color] has been changed to monochrome.


 

This item does not display if drawings on the layer are monochrome, even if the [Expression color] of the [Raster] layer is [Color] or [Gray].

(6)   Apply expression color of preview

Clicking the button converts the layer into the [Expression color] and [Drawing color] configured on the [Layer Property] palette. At the same time, the [Expression color] and [Drawing color] settings prior to configuring them on the [Layer Property] palette are discarded.

For example, if [Monochrome] is configured for [Expression color] on the layer property palette for a [Raster] layer whose [Expression color] is [Color] and the [Apply expression color of preview] button clicked, the [Raster] layer is converted to a layer whose [Expression color] is [Monochrome].

G.Display decrease color

Turning on [Display decrease color] for [Effect] displays the following items.


 

·[Display decrease color] displays when a [Image material] layer or [3D] layer is selected.

·If items for [Display decrease color] are configured, the preview is displayed in [Gray] or [Monochrome], with­out changing the original expression color.

(1)   Expression color

Configures the [Expression color] applicable when [Display decrease color] is turned on for the selected layer. Select from [Gray] and [Monochrome].

(2)   Drawing color

Configures the drawing color applicable when [Expression color] is [Gray] or [Monochrome] for [Display decrease color. Configure the color with the [Black] and [White] buttons.

(3)   Color threshold

The color threshold configured with the slider becomes the border between black and white.

This item displays when the configured [Expression color] is [Monochrome] for [Display decrease color] and

·The [Expression color] is [Color] for the layer when [Display decrease color] is turned off, or

·The [Expression color] is [Gray] and [Drawing color] is [Black] and [White] for the layer when [Display decrease color] is turned off

(4)   Alpha threshold

The alpha threshold for opacity configured with the slider becomes the border between black and white and transparent. This item displays when the configured [Expression color] is [Monochrome] for [Display decrease color].

(5)   Reflect layer opacity

Reflects the layer opacity in the density. This item displays when the [Expression color] for [Display decrease color] is changed to [Mono­chrome].

On

Divides the [Drawing color] into black and white and transparent based on the drawing color with layer opacity applied.

Off

Applies opacity to a layer whose [Expression color] has been changed to monochrome.

H.Mask expression

This item displays when a layer including a mask is selected, and [Monochrome] is configured for [Expression color] on the [Layer Prop­erty] palette. Allows you to configure a gradient for the mask.

(1)   Posterization

Select posterization for the mask from [Yes] and [No]. Selecting [Yes] keeps the existing gradient. Selecting [No] binarizes the mask gra­dient.

(2)   Threshold

This item displays when [No] is configured for [Posterization]. The color threshold configured with the slider becomes the border to divide the layer mask colors into [Black] and [Transparent].

I.Texture combine

Turning on [Texture combine] for [Effect] displays the following items.


 

[Texture combine] displays when an [Image material] layer other than vector is selected.

(1)   Strength

Allows you to configure the strength of the texture. The larger the value, the stronger will be the effect of the texture.

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J.Tool navigation

[Tool navigation] displays tools and sub tools that can be used for editing the selected layer.

Placing the mouse cursor over a tool icon on the [Tool navigation] displays the tool name. Clicking the tool icon switches the tool/sub tool.

The [Tool navigation] does not display when a layer including a raster layer and a layer mask is selected.

 

 

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