We've heard from some of our users that they want to make the most of the layer function to work with complex graphics, but they're struggling with the fact that similar colors are being lumped together in the same layer. This makes it hard to apply different processing modes to each color.
But don't worry, we've got a simple solution for you! This guide will show you a foolproof way to set similar hues apart, ensuring each color receives its specific processing mode.
The layers are distinguished based on hues of the image. Currently, XCS supports a range of 8 colors: black, red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and purple, with each color representing a distinct layer for unique processing settings.
Upon importing a vector drawing consists different colors, XCS automatically deciphers the line colors and assigns them to the closest matching layer. But beware! When hues are too similar (like dark green and light green), XCS may place them on the same layer. This might pose a challenge if you intended for different processing modes for these lines.
Open your vector image in Inkscape. Select one object of the color you want to change, then go to Edit > Select Same > Stroke Color. This will select all shapes with the same stroke color.
With all the relevant shapes selected, switch to the Fill and Stroke tab. You can then select a new color from the flat color bar, and the color you choose needs to be distinct enough to be recognized as a separate layer in XCS.