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Layer Visibility Guide

Get a better understanding of the different layer visibility controls in Magma.

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Written by Ryan Allan
Updated over a week ago

You can show or hide either your own or others’ Layers without affecting what collaborators see when working on the canvas.

Each layer has two types of visibility settings: global (top) and personal (bottom). You can view the effect of these settings combinations below.

Layer Visibility Icons and Meanings

Eye icon (left upper corner of the Layer) - the Layer is visible to me and to other users;

Crossed Eye icon (left upper corner of the Layer) - the Layer is neither visible to me nor to other users;

Personal visibility is inherited (left lower corner of the Layer) - personal visibility of the Layer matches the general visibility setting;

Personal visibility of the Layer is on (left lower corner of the Layer) - this Layer is always visible to me, regardless of other users' setting;

Personal visibility of the Layer is off (left lower corner of the Layer) - this Layer is never visible to me, regardless of other users' setting;

Examples interpretation:

The Layer is visible to other users and to me;

The Layer is visible to other users, but not to me;

The Layer is not visible to other users, but is visible to me;

The Layer is neither visible to other users nor to me;

Toggling Personal Layer Visibility

In addition to clicking on the Layer Visibility Icon, you can also change the Layer Visibility status by right-clicking on the Layer and choosing 'Toggle personal Layer Visibility'.

New Lock and Edit icon positions

As a consequence of new changes, when you Edit or Lock your Layer, you can find the respective icons on the right side of the Layer now.

Various layer visibility options provide increased privacy when collaborating and offer teams the flexibility to create artwork.

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