Take opacity out of layer?
What would be the easiest way of taking the opacity out of a layer while maintaining the apparent color tone.
Ex: A 100 % red blob painted with 50 % opacity appear to be pink due to the white paper background.
Now I want to make the layer non-opaque while keeping the pink look.
Hope the question is clear.
This isn't an easy one. You can't assume that 100% red would be 100% opaque pixels; it isn't (it's more around 60-70%). That means a 50% opaque red is not 50% opaque pixels; it's more like 30-35%. You'd be better off trying to do what you're doing with a blend mode.
Thanks for the answer Garlam
In the meantime I have come up with this AutoAction
I is only testet in one situation.
If you try it make sure the green layer is selected
File in next post
I can't upload the example file.
There is a limit.
Here is the action file
It fits 300dpi
By chekmarking (right collum ) the individual parts of the Action you can be promted for finetuning.
OK I can't upload the Action either.
Here is a screenshot of it
A filter "Convert Opacity to Tint" would be better
Here is a better version
Tryout and AutoAction: