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 it’s own meta-data.
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