[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Perform a "Layers->Mask->Add Layer Mask" and select "Transfer layer's
alpha channel" as the initialize option. You can then edit the "alpha
channel" by editing the layer mask. When you wish to transfer your
edited layer mask back to the alpha channel, perform a
"Layers->Mask->Apply Layer Mask".
Thanks to Raymon and "saulgoode" for clarifying the alpha channel <>
layer mask, though
I still don't grasp the concept. I found I could create a duplicate of
the alpha channel, and directly
edit that, but I couldn't figure out any way to make use of my edits
except for channel to
selection, which didn't really get me anywhere. The advantage to
editing the channel mask is
that you can set a color for the mask, which makes it easier to see just
what you are doing.
When I edit the layer mask, other than modulating the transparency of
the connected layer,
I can't precisely see the effect.
there is one other thing: In the add layer mask there is an option
Layer's alpha channel
Transfer layer's alpha channel
What is the difference?
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