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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Exporting Transparent Layers from Livebrush
1. Open up Livebrush and draw your image. The immediate problem which appears is that each line/object drawn by Livebrush becomes a separate layer. I drew some inkblots as a demo.
2. Also, the default project has a paper and a black background. The background is locked so you cannot remove it.
3. To export your image, you have to first select all of them. Do this by left-clicking on the layer above the paper layer.
4. Press the shift key, scroll up the layers and then left-click the topmost layer.
5. Select Export Layer(s) to Image (File > Export > Export Layer(s) to Image). This will export only the selected layers to the file. If you choose Export Image, then everything will be exported, including the paper and background.
6. Select the location you want to save and type in the name of the file. You do not need to add the PNG extension. Livebrush will automatically append it to the file name.
Here is the example file. Notice that is has a transparent background because I excluded the paper and the black background from the layer selection.
Livebrush does not have a layer merge because its original concept seems to be flash animation, not vector graphics. The layer merge occurs at export, not before.