How many layers do you use on Ibis paint?

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#1

Hey, how many layers do you use on Ibis paint? I’m new so I don’t really know what would be the minimum as my art is getting really laggy from too many layers!


#2

Honestly, it depends. If I’m doing a character edit, I use 5-15 if I’m doing a full out drawing or coloring an outline, I usually use +25.


#3

:sweat_smile::sweat_smile: I haven’t even finished the skin let alone the hair and I’m on the 19th layer! Its getting reaaaally laggy!


#4

Maybe you might want to merge some layers after you’re certain you won’t need to be editing them anymore! Just make sure not to merge them into the outline layer


#5

Hey! I tried to merge the skin with the contouring but when I do, it disappears! So I’m not sure!


#6

I use the following layers:
The outline itself
About 4 for the hair, 1 is the basic color, the other 3 are contouring and structure
The face I use about 5, 1 the basic color, 1 for contouring 2 for the eyes, 1 for the lips
For the body I used another 2, color and contouring
Then about 3/4/5 for clothes, depending on what I want
And usually there are are more details in the outline so probably another 3/4 layers for that.
So, a total of at least 18 and a maximum of 21


#7

It really depends on what you’re doing and how detailed. The most layers Ive done so far is 36 lol


#8

Also a tip I’ve learned as a beginner is to name your layers, helps me keep track


#9

Did you have anything selected when you did this?


#10

I selected the layer that I wanted to merge! :sweat_smile:


#11

For my work I have to have at least more than 10 layers. My layers may have more than thirty depending on what I work on.


#12

Does it get very laggy?


#13

I’ve used 46 layers once.


#14

Ooof your work must’ve been so laggy to do!


#15

It doesn’t get laggy unless your take Nighty’s advice to make your canvas much bigger. For me it gets laggy to use 4000X4000 that’s why I use 2000X2000 it’s not laggy.


#16

Right now im using 2100X2100 and the lag is really bad!! I’m on the 22nd layer!


#17

idk What to say. What are you using?


#18

Its probably my iPhone lol, but thanks anyways! When you merge layers, does it disappear?


#19

It doesn’t disappear. The layer that you merge will stick with the layer that previous. I’m bad at explaining


#20

No you’re not, you’re actually helpful! When I merged my layers, its seem to vanish, maybe because I blended it…