Layers

These are the topmenu options are related to Layer Management, check out that page first, if you haven’t.

Cut Layer (3.0+)

Cuts the whole layer rather than just the pixels.

Copy Layer (3.0+)

Copy the whole layer rather than just the pixels.

Paste Layer (3.0+)

Pastes the whole layer if any of the top two actions have been taken.

New

Organizes the following actions:

Paint Layer

Add a new paint layer

New layer from visible (3.0.2+)

Add a new layer with the visible pixels.

Duplicate Layer or Mask

Duplicates the layer.

Cut Selection to New Layer

Single action for cut+paste

Copy Selection to New Layer

Single action for copy+paste

Import/Export

Organizes the following actions:

Save Layer or Mask

Saves the Layer or Mask as a separate image.

Save Vector Layer as SVG

Save the currently selected vector layer as an SVG.

Save Group Layers

Saves the top-level group layers as single-layer images.

Import Layer

Import an image as a layer into the current file.

Import as…

Import an image as a specific layer type. The following layer types are supported:

  • Paint layer

  • Transparency Mask

  • Filter Mask

  • Selection Mask

Convert

Organizes the following actions:

Convert a layer to…

Convert to Paint Layer

Convert a mask or vector layer to a paint layer.

Transparency Mask

Convert a layer to a transparency mask. The image will be converted to grayscale first, and these grayscale values are used to drive the transparency.

Filter Mask

Convert a layer to a filter mask. The image will be converted to grayscale first, and these grayscale values are used to drive the filter effect area.

Selection Mask

Convert a layer to a selection mask. The image will be converted to grayscale first, and these grayscale values are used to drive the selected area.

Convert Group to Animated Layer

This takes the images in the group layer and makes them into frames of an animated layer.

Convert Layer Color Space

This only converts the color space of the layer, not the image.

Select (3.0+):

Organizes the following actions:

All layers

Select all layers.

Visible Layers

Select all visible layers.

Invisible Layers

Select all invisible layers, useful for cleaning up a sketch.

Locked Layers

Select all locked layers.

Unlocked Layers

Select all unlocked layers.

Group

Organizes the following actions:

Quick Group (3.0+)

Adds all selected layers to a group.

Quick Clipping Group (3.0+)

Adds all selected layers to a group and adds a alpha-inherited layer above it.

Quick Ungroup

Ungroups the activated layer.

Transform

Organizes the following actions:

Mirror Layer Horizontally

Mirror the layer horizontally using the image center.

Mirror Layer Vertically

Mirror the layer vertically using the image center.

Rotate

Rotate the layer around the image center.

Scale Layer

Scale the layer by the given amounts using the given interpolation filter.

Shear Layer

Shear the layer pixels by the given X and Y angles.

Offset Layer

Offset the layer pixels by a given amount.

Split…

Organizes the following actions:

Split Alpha

Split the image transparency into a mask. This is useful when you wish to edit the transparency separately.

Split Layer

Split the layer into given color fields.

Clones Array

A complex bit of functionality to generate clone-layers for quick sprite making.

Edit Metadata

Each layer can have its own metadata.

Histogram

Shows a histogram.

Merge With Layer Below

Merge a layer down.

Flatten Layer

Flatten a Group Layer or flatten the masks into any other layer.

Rasterize Layer

For making vectors into raster layers.

Flatten Image

Flatten all layers into one.

Layerstyle (2.9.5+)

Set the PS-style layerstyle