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Text Layer Actions

Text layer actions help you edit, modify, transform, copy, duplicate, clear, or delete your text layers.

Architecture plan drawing by WORKac.

How to Use Text Layer Actions

Step 1. Open Text Layer Actions

Tap the Text Layer Actions button (3-dots) on any text layer to open your text layer actions panel.

Text Layer Actions

Step 2. Edit Mode

You can alter the appearance of each individual text layer.

Pro Tip
At this time, text layers cannot be grouped or edited together. We're working on updating this though!

Edit & Place

Tap "Edit & Place" to open edit mode so you can alter and update your text. While in this mode you can use one finger to move the text layer around your drawing space.

Text Layer Actions


Tap the Font button to change the font.

Pro Tip
If your keyboard is small and you do not see these settings, learn how to change your keyboard in the Apple Settings here.

Text Layer Actions


Tap the Color Wheel button to change the color of your text.

Text Layer Actions


Tap the Font Size to change the size. Alternatively, you can adjust the size of your text by moving the gray corner nodes.

Text Layer Actions

Text Box Width

Drag the yellow dots on the sides of the text box to adjust the width.

Pro Tip
You can double-tap a text layer in the layer toolbar to automatically enter edit mode.

Text Layer Actions

Step 3. Adjust Your Text Layer

Use these actions to adjust your text layer.

Text Layer Actions

Layer Title

Tap the Layer Title to change the title of your layer.

Text Opacity

Adjust this slider to change the opacity of your text.

Move & Rotate

Tap Move & Rotate button and then use a one-finger pan to move a layer without rotating it or use a two-finger pinch to move, rotate, and scale your layer.


Permanently delete the layer. Caution: this action CANNOT be reversed.


Copy a layer from one project to another.

Learn more here >


Create a new layer that is an exact copy of the current layer selected.

Mirror Horizontal & Vertical

Flip your layer.

How To Video

Enjoy this how to video highlighting how to draw with layers.

Version: 5.3

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