Layer Transparency

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

Tutorial Details

Program : Ortelius 10.9.8+ for Mac OS X
Difficulty: Easy
Topics Covered: Mapping Layer, Opacity
Estimated Completion Time: 2 minutes

Step 1

In the lower left Layer sidebar, click the ‘+’ to add a new Mapping Layer. Add features to your map as desired.

Step 2

With the Mapping Layer active, choose Layer > Attributes… and adjust the Opacity slider. Note, this feature is currently limited to the Mapping Layer layer type.