The New Layer command adds a new, empty
layer to the layer stack of the image, just above the active layer.
The command displays a dialog in which you can specify the size of
the new layer.
Activating the Command
You can access this command from the image menubar through
Description of the “New Layer” Dialog
The “New Layer” dialog
The name of the new layer. It does not have any functional
significance; it is simply a convenient way for you to remember
the purpose of the layer. The default name is “New
Layer”. If a layer with the name you choose already
exists, a number is automatically appended to it to make it
unique (e.g., “New Layer#1”) when you click on the
The dimensions of the new layer. When the dialog appears, the
values are initialized to the dimensions of the image. You can
change them by using the two text boxes. You can also change
the units in the pull-down menu to the right.
Layer Fill Type
There are four options for the solid color that fills the layer:
the current Foreground color,
the current Background color,