Layer Transparency

Changing the opacity of all features on an Ortelius’ Drawing Layer is now easy as pie. Unlike the master opacity of individual styles, changing a Drawing Layer’s master opacity affects all features and respects the object stack order within the layer.

Tutorial Details

  • Program : Ortelius 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Topics Covered: Layers Tab
  • Estimated Completion Time: short

Step 1

In the lower left of the Layers Tab, click the ‘+’ to add a new Drawing Layer. Add features to your map as desired.

Step 2

Right-click the ‘eye’ Show Layer icon and adjust the Opacity Slider. The ‘eye’ icon changes to indicate a level of opacity has been applied.

HINT: This feature works with the Drawing Layer layer type.