midora Posted January 30, 2014 Share Posted January 30, 2014 (edited) We all know the layer below the mouse is the active (selected) layer in the Layers window. But quite often you have no idea which layer belongs to the visible pixel at the mouse position. For sure the pixel is a composite constructed from rgb values, alpha channels, layer opacities and blend modes on different layers. Means there is no biunique solution. Still here is a proposal: Show in the statusbar the name of the layer at the mouse position. Calculate the layer to show in the following way: From top to bottom if the layer is visible if the alpha value of the pixel at the layer is greater zero (or a tolerance value) then you are done If no layer could be found show "No layer". If the mouse position is out of document bounds show nothing. If the layer is active then show the name in bold else normal. I could also imagine a tool to activate a layer identified in this way (maybe showing the layer name as tooltip) Or a shortcut to select the layer. I implemented this in one of my applications and it's a real help. Edited February 2, 2014 by midora Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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