Blending Modes and Transparencies in Search / Filter in Layers
Could you consider incorporating Blending Modes or transparencies as additional filters in the Layers panel's new search feature, which is currently assisting us in sorting by images, text, and more?
I see. Indeed, cycling through all possible blending modes is not a handy solution, even if you are using prepared array of objects with all modes.
Just to clarify: Select > Same > Blending Mode works with any opacity value (just checked).
However, it won’t select an art if a blending mode is applied to an attribute (actually it will, but only for the same attributes).
Anyway, it’s a hassle!
There is a free plugin, Select Menu, which allows to select a lot of stuff, including objects wit opacity masks...
...but it can’t select objects with any blending mode in any attribute though.
Perhaps you ask a developer to add these — he is faster than Adobe for sure! :)
Still, it’s a valid request to have Art with Blending Modes and Art with Transparency into Select > Object menu, and in the Filter menu as well. Voted.
@Egor Chistyakov, I would like to use this when I Preflight files so I can flatten any objects with blending modes applied. I found that I'm able to draw a rectangle, apply a blending mode to it and use the tool you've suggested (Select > Same > Opacity and Blending Mode) but it will only select objects with the same blending mode as long as the opacity percentage is the same; which is unknown in files I am not building and only preflighting.
Unfortunately, flattening all the files I preflight to avoid this step is not realistic due to color matching needed and other factors. Is there another way I can quickly find objects with blending modes? I think in adding something as you mentioned to filter by transparent objects would also be helpful as it would lessen the amount of layers and objects I must search through.
JF, please tell more about a workflow that you want to use it for.
Do you mean something as 'Transparent objects'? Because you can’t expect this menu to have all the possible blend modes to choose form and all possible transparency values, right?
And to select those specific you need, Ai already have Select > Same > Opacity and Blending Mode commands — do you know about these?