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Alternative to layer masks

Nov 24, 2012, 19:33
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Alternative to layer masks
You know how you can add a 'layer mask' to a layer and then apply various shades of grey to the mask to alter the transparency of the layer.

For some work I find this awkward as you cant see what your doing on the layer mask (or have a missed a trick here). Are there any alternatives? I would be nice if there was a blend mode to make one layer alter the transparency of the layer below. Are there any plugins or something for this?
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Nov 25, 2012, 12:49
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RE: Alternative to layer masks
Thanks ofnuts,
the opacity slider is not useful to me here, but I hadnt noticed the 'show layer mask' options though - this is what I was after.
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