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    Does anyone know a quick way to convert a (RGB) Color Channel to a Layer image? (click and drag etc.) This will give you a grayscale copy of the image on a Layer

    I know you can duplicate an image, split the channels of the duplicate image and then shift/move one of the channels into the original image. Is there a simpler way?

    Any help would be appreciated.


  • #2

    If I'm understanding you correctly, I just do Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C on a channel, click Composite Channel to get out of the channel mode and Ctrl V to paste the channel as a separate layer in my image.


    • #3
      Thanks CJ;

      Your suggestion worked like a dream.
      I knew there had to be an easy way to do this. I looked everywhere for the answer but I never tried the most obvious solution, "copy & paste".



      • #4
        The "obvious solution" is only obvious AFTER we solve it, I think. It's like the truism "you always find something in the last place you look" (because we STOP looking AFTER we found it!)

        Glad it helped!


        • #5
          Though's another way.
          After make a new layer, try Image>Apply Image

          source 1 : a channel you want to copy and paste
          Blending mode : Darken (in this case Multiply bring same result)


          • #6
            Yes, venivedi;

            That technique works as well. It took me awhile to realize the new layer had to be a blank layer but I finally got it.

            Thanks for the suggestion,



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