Author Topic: How to change color of an ordinary layer?  (Read 2103 times)

Either I've forgotten or never known how to change color of an ordinary layer. I can't even repaint it as I can't find "preserve transparency" checkbox or something like it.

Also, I can't find a way to copy/convert layer transparency to a layer mask, how is this done?

1) Add a Hue-Saturation-Luminosity filter. Called Basecolor HSL filter.

2) Dont know a way to do that.

1) Add an effect on the layer and choose the HSL filter from the list.
2) Indeed there is no way to do this yet.

Thanks. So I can't change height or roughness with something (like curves, levels or gain/lift/gamma)?

If not, it would be very useful to add "preserve layer transparency" checkbox to ordinary layers as it would allow repaints with different material. Converting layer transparency to a mask would allow for this too.

Yes you can also use a level effect on the layer.
Once the level is applied, you can choose which channel you want to affect through a drop down box.

Ah thanks.

I still would like something like protect transparency or convert transparency to mask -option.