I have grayscale photoshop files that I need to be transparant where they are white to be used with a solid color adjustment layer.
I have 2 methods I do this.
I like to use #2 when it's an element that I don't intend to resize, rotate, etc, like a grunge frame. Not only does it take a little less file space (not much, but a little) it also is just a tidier, easier way to manage in my layers and edit the colors.
Here's my problem: These files are rather big to share so I'd rather share the grayscale files and provide an action to take them to the next stage.
The Question: I have created an action for scenario #1, but is it possible to do scenario #2? I couldn't get it to work to copy & paste a layer into a layer mask.
Thank you kindly for your ideas and expertise.
Wouldn’t loading the luminance (possibly after hiding the other layers and then showing them again) and subsequently creating the Solid Color Layer with that as a Mask be easier?
But quite frankly I don’t quite get what the purpose is – maybe a screenshot could illuminate the issue.
Sometimes it really takes another perspective!! Of course.
Yes, that works. Thank you!!