Here is simple app for Windows 8 that provides you with the ability to use painting tools and create simple drawing for fun. The feature that is unique to this painting app for Windows 8 is that it provides you with the ability to use advanced layering functions in this manner you can load up images files and modify them with these painting functions. After an image has been loaded in the app you can use the image as a canvas for your creation or use the app modify the image according to your needs.
The layering functionality allows you to create and paint upon different layers this make this app really useful and functional. So this app may serve as a fun app for a child but also it can do important stuff; this layering functionality makes the app quite useful and versatile. While you are running the app it keeps on saving everything so that if you switch to the other app and then return back to Layer Paint then everything will be exactly the way you left it.
You can download this free paint app for Windows 8 from the link posted at the end of the article. After you have downloaded Layer Paint from the Windows Store, run it, and you will have the interface as shown above (of course the canvas will be empty). Now you can see that most of the app is drawing area and the controls are located at the bottom part of the app.
These controls include a selection of pens, shapes, color, canvas color etc. Also you have access to the eraser tool, shape filler etc. and the ability to show layers and clear current ones. To load up an image as a canvas simply right-click in the app to bring up the interface and an option menu will come up from those options select the open option and you will taken to an interface from where you browse and select the image that you want to open. When opened it will look as shown in the screenshot below. Once opened you can modify the image or draw upon it by using the tools as mentioned earlier.
I would say that the painting options that this app offers is quite basic and in total this app is quite simple if you want an app where you can do some basic drawing and save it then this is fits the requirements. Download and install this free paint app for Windows 8 by clicking here. If you would like to use a more professional and feature rich paint app for Windows 8 then try out Fresh Paint.