The building blocks of your watch elements are layers. Layers can have different types, they can be shapes (open or closed), texts, arcs, icons or images.
Use the Add Layer button to add a new layer
Then from the popup menu choose what you want to add
You can choose from the following options, but keep in mind that all these shapes can be edited. They are just quick start options.
This will enable the pen tool and will allow you to start adding anchor points to the canvas. Just tap somewhere on the canvas and the anchor points will be placed. Watch the video below to see it in action.
This will add a circle.
This will add a square.
This will add a rounded rectangle. A dialog will be shown asking you to specify the radius of the corners and the size of the rectangle
This will add a single line.
This will add a text layer. Use the text button on the layers to adjust its properties
This will add an arc. Use the arc button on the layers to adjust its properties
This will add an image layer. From the image styles you can select or change the image and some of it's properties
This will add an icon layer. From the icon styles you can select or change the icon
Once you have added your layer, it will be added to the layer list. A layer has the following components.
LAYER LIST PARTS
Drag and move to change the order of the layers.
Double tap to change the name of the layer. (or use the context menu)
Tap to toggle visibility of the layer
Shows that the layer is selected
Tap to change the style of the layer (Fill, Stroke & Shadow)
Shows additional layer information
Shows the context menu with additional options (Delete, Add Copy, Rename & more)
Layers can be ordered and deleted. Watch the video below to see it in action
Layers can be grouped in order to transform them as a group. By long pressing a layer in the list, the tool goes into multi shape select mode. This will allow you to select multiple layers at once. The appbar will transform to the following:
After selecting the layers you want to add to a group, use the group button to create the group.
Tap to group the layers
Once your group is created you can drag layers into or out of the group. When dragging a layer over a collapsed group it will show a light blue overlay to indicate that the layer will be added to the group
Groups can be expanded and collapsed. Groups can also be transformed, duplicated and copied as a whole. The video below shows how to use grouping.
From the context menu (button 7) on the layers you can do a number of extra operations. The following image shows the options.
SPECIAL LAYER OPTIONS
This will allow you to horizontally and verticall flip your layers. N.B. text won't be flipped, but the text alignment will.
Reset rotation center
If you had previously adjusted the rotation center of this layer, this will reposition it (and keep it) in the center
Adds a copy of the layer to this watch element
Copy to clipboard
Copies the layer or group to the clipboard, so that it can be pasted in to another watch element. Pasting is done from the overflow menu on the appbar