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Color Fill Icon

Please restore the Color Fill Icon. See the following from Nicole Young’s blog.

Why do I prefer Color Fill layers?

Here are a few reasons why I prefer Color Fill layers to the Paint with Color feature:

  • Color Fill Layer names can be edited. This is ideal when working with more than one fill color and you need to organize your edits so you can go back-and-forth easily.
    • If you use Paint with Color, the layer names cannot be edited, so all of them will say “Adjustment” with no way to specific what the adjustment is.


  • Using a Color Fill Layer allows you to save and work with the layered file in Photoshop.
    • The Paint with Color option is an ON1 effect, which means it cannot be edited outside of the ON1 platform. You can still open the layered file in Photoshop, but the Paint with Color edits will be merged with your image.


  • You can easily blend the Color Fill Layer using allof the standard layer blending mode options.
    • Using Paint with Color, there are only three options: Solid Paint, Replace Color, and Classic. You can get to the “regular” blending modes, but it takes an extra “click” to get to them.


  • The Local settings (where the Paint with Color option lives) auto-applies an Exposure adjustment of –1.

This option has to be reset every time you add a new Adjustment layer; it’s extremely obnoxious and I sometimes forget about it so my local edit is darkened unintentionally

4 comments on “Color Fill Icon”

  1. On December 31, 2018 at 12:21 pm Mark Kaprielian wrote:

    I agree. I would like to see both the ability to name layers and to apply a layer that is a solid color instantly.

  2. On January 4, 2019 at 8:56 am Robert Benyon wrote:

    I just don’t understand why the colour fill layer is absent in ver 2019!

  3. On February 5, 2019 at 10:58 am Thomas Roth wrote:

    I also miss the color fill option for layers. In my opinion, this would be the easiest way to place an released (cut out) object in front of a solid background. I hope that I have explained correctly. Please bring back this option to ON1 Photo Raw 2019.
    Best regards from Germany.

  4. On February 6, 2019 at 12:26 pm Alan Marks wrote:

    Agree – the color fill layer option was super useful. Basically one click to create a color layer. Having to paint is much more work for something I would do often.

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