I have a layer which is completely filled with a color to which i am changing the opacity value to say some 80%. Is it possible to get the color code of the layer with the reduced opacity?

To put it more simple, i want to know what color will 80% of #555555 be.

Any possible ways in photoshop or in any other softwares ?

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You can, if you reduce the opacity to 80% of the layer and merge it with a blank layer this will be 100% again.

Thus using the color picker this will tell you what the color code for 80% is.

80% of #555555 is #777777

Also this question may help.

Formula for finding out the result of a color after applying x-opacity to it

  • Remember that the resulting color from a layer with less than 100% opacity will depend on the color on the layer beneath. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 12:21
  • Agreed @HenrikEkblom. This is the closest way I know non-mathematically. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 12:54

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