Channel


Channel effects are used to manipulate the color and transparency channels in a layer.

Channel blur

This enables you to apply a standard blur to individual channels instead of the entire layer.

Channel blur

Channel mixer

Used to mix the color channels together. The red channel can have some of the blue channel introduced to it, for example.

Channel mixer

Channel swapper

Replaces channels with other channels. For example, you can have a layer's alpha (transparency) set to correspond to its red values, or its saturation.

In this example the alpha channel is mapped to the red channel, resulting in a semi-transparent layer. This reveal the layer beneath.

Channel swapper