yahvuu wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Alchemie foto\grafiche schrieb:
>   
>> The possibility to add "CUSTOM " layer modes [..]
>>     
>
> that sounds interesting. Just curious: i wonder how custom layer modes
> differ from filters that take a second layer as input (e.g. LIC)?
> i mean, other than that filters currently work destructively.
>   

Hi,

A layer mode is a formula for blending two pixels together, producing a 
result pixel. That is, the set of all layer modes is a subset of the set 
of all filters that blends two layers together, producing a result layer.

There is one exception to this nice classification of layer modes; an 
output pixel when using the Dissolve layer mode does not only depend on 
two pixels, also on the position of these pixels.

Spontaneously I don't think custom layer modes is a good idea. Might be 
fun for programmers to play with, but graphic professionals?

HTH,
Martin
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