Source fonts may contain multiple independent layers.
Layers can be used for many purposes:
- to separate different stages of a project
- to facilitate collaboration with other designers
- to store multiple sources of a typeface
- to store different layers of a color font
- anything else you can think of!
The name of the current layer appears in the Layers menu at the top right of the Glyph Editor.
Use the shortkeys
Cmd ↓ and
Cmd ↑ to go to the previous / next layer.
The Layers pop-up window offers a quick way to copy between layers of the same glyph. It can be opened by pressing
L while in the Glyph Editor.
|Copy||Copy the contents of the current layer to one or more layers.|
|Move||Copy the contents of the current layer to one or more layers, and clear the contents of the current layer.|
|Flip||Switch the contents of the current layer with the contents of another layer, and vice-versa.|
|Copy Metrics||Copy glyph width when copying between layers.|
Layers are added with the Add Layer sheet, which can be opened by choosing Create New Layer from the Layers menu, or by clicking on the + button in the Layers Inspector.
|Layer Name||Provide a name for the layer (required).
Layer names must be unique.
|Layer Color||Choose a color for the layer. This color is used to display the layer when it is in the background.|
|Add or Enter||Create the new layer and switch to it.|
Layers can be deleted using the Layers Inspector: select a layer and click on the - button.
Layer properties can be edited in the Layers section of the Inspector.