Are you locking transparency on the layer? This will keep the correct transparency levels, but allow you to fill the layer or selection with the color you want.
Edit: Also you mention primary RGB. Are you talking pure red, yellow, green, magenta, cyan, and blue? if so, have you tried putting an adjustment layer like curves above the layer then set the blend mode to hard mix?
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You might want to try a Color Overlay from the fx option on the Layers Panel.
Nice thing is it's not destructive either.
Thanks for the tip. Seems to work well, I get closer RGB's without the hassle of messing with the Hue/Sat sliders to get an acceptable comparison. Only downside seems to be a little increase in opacity of pixels that were moderately transparent, no biggy though, very tolerable for what I'm trying to do. Also, I can merge the color overlay to make one layer when I'm done, works good. Thanks again!
Locking layer transparency seems to make no difference, changes in transparency with Color Overlay are the same with or without transparency locked. When locked, the lock icon shows on the layer before and after Color Overlay but seems to make no difference, plus the lock icon disappears when the layer and color overlay are merged. Thanks for the attempt anyway and if you have any other thoughts or think I'm missing something, please let me know. Thanks again for the info.