Okay "Boys & Girls", I am stumped once again, but I am getting there--where exactly? Well, to the land of better understanding.
I just imported an image from Pexels into my document in Adobe Illustrator.
Now, I want to make the layer it is on a template layer.
Why? Because I want to place a new layer ontop of it and using my brand new stylus pen, which I still learning about, kind of trace over the templated layer beneath it. I hope that make sense to you masters of the adobe AI universe.
Can somebody tell me exactly how to make my layer containing the image I just brought into it a templated layer and how to dim the image on that layer?
"Tank you bery muchee!" (Keep smiling)
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Open Window > Layers
Double click the layer on which the image has been placed.
Okay, I think I just answered my own question:
I want to the image I imported.
I double clicked on the image. That puts me in the issolation mode of my image. (Kind-of like being "frozen in time.")
Then I adjusted the Opacity slider to about 50%
Then I exited the mysterious issolation mode by clicking the left arrow on the issolation mode line.
Then I locked that layer.
Now, I go to layer 2 and start to use my stylus pen to draw on top of layer 1 (my templated layer).
Note: I've got to review how I disabled the touch screen on my laptop computer, so when my palm touches the screen while using my new stylus pen, it doesn't make additional marks on my screen. I made a special note on controling my touch screen. If I have time, more on this later.
Okay, here's how to disable the Touch Screen:
Go to the Search Box (lower left of computer screen)
> Type in; Device Manager
> Human Interface Devices (HID)
> HID - Compliant Touch Screen and Right Click
>Left Click Disable Device
>Close Device Manager.
That's how I did it! Now go forth and make a difference!