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Hi, is there a way I can revert this back to FFFFFF when creating new layers?  if I change this in colour palette and fill the layer it doesnt seem to take effect properly - ie when I use the colour picker it reverts to 00000000?

Reason I ask is that I use multiple layers to make metalic / 3d text by bluring / splintering and embossing text - then use alpha mask from a duplicated layer of the original text - this results in there being a filled background where as in the previous version the fill surrounding my text was transparent. Any help would be appreciated or if there was a way to download the previous version as a workaround?

 

Kind regards.

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1 hour ago, KeepTrying101 said:

if I change this in colour palette and fill the layer it doesnt seem to take effect properly - ie when I use the colour picker it reverts to 00000000?

 

This works for me as expected. When you Fill, please make sure using the Backspace key, or make sure you set the Blending Mode to Overwrite.

 

1 hour ago, KeepTrying101 said:

then use alpha mask from a duplicated layer of the original text - this results in there being a filled background where as in the previous version the fill surrounding my text was transparent.

 

If you're still using the old and broken Alpha Mask plugin, then that is the cause of your problem. 😆

The plugin relied on a bug in Paint.NET, and that bug was finally fixed a few years ago. More details on this bug are here.

 

1 hour ago, KeepTrying101 said:

is there a way I can revert this back to FFFFFF when creating new layers?

 

Sorry, there is not.  The correct solution is to stop using that broken Alpha Mask plugin.

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2 hours ago, KeepTrying101 said:

if I change this in colour palette and fill the layer it doesnt seem to take effect properly - ie when I use the colour picker it reverts to 00000000?

 

If that were true, I think it would be a bug, but I just tried filling with different transparent colors, and it seems to work properly. (If you hit Backspace without any active selection, it will not fill the layer. It doesn't act like an Adjustment or Effect, which treat no selection as though the entire layer were selected. I'm not saying you did this, just wondering if that might be the problem.)

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3 hours ago, KeepTrying101 said:

if I change this in colour palette and fill the layer it doesnt seem to take effect properly - ie when I use the colour picker it reverts to 00000000

 

That repros for me, it does seem like a bug.

 

As a side note, using Gaussian blur will also convert white alpha to black alpha.
 

 

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1 hour ago, AndrewDavid said:

Add new layer

Use Paint bucket to fill with white

Don't hit finish but move to the color window to move opacity to 0

Hit finish and color picker will show layer is now black.

 

That doesn't sound like a bug. The opacity is 0, therefore the original color (transparent black) of the layer is "showing through".

 

If you want to Overwrite that transparent black, then you need to change the Blending Mode to Overwrite.

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Thank you for all your responses,

toe_head2001 the flow I used was increasing 'Value' to 100 (of a new layer) then using the paint bucket to fill. If I then selected the colour picker the Value would revert to 0.

 

By changing the Blending Mode to overwrite my issue is solved - thank you. 

 

Noted re the AlphaMask pluggin - thank you

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