Photoshop: Stroke blend mode should apply to layer, not cut through it.

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I think stroke blend modes should affect the layer that it's applied onto - currently it knocks out the image and applies the effect to what's behind it.
http://edw.me/3p0a3Y1N2U0a1r0v1R08
At least make it optional if anybody does want to cut through the layer with a stroke.
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Edward

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Chris Cox

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Well, we can't change it across the board without breaking existing files.
But perhaps an option could be added.
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Edward

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That would be great! It would allow me to create a button and not worry about the stroke color. I could just make it gray/black, set blend mode, opacity and then if I adjust the color of that button the stroke will change with it.
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Frank Hauschild

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Any news on this issue?
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As much of a pain this would be for legacy support and as much I hate adding bloat and extra options to apps... I'd really like this, too.

Are we only talking about strokes that are positioned Inner and Center? Would Outer strokes be the same?
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Outer strokes don't cut through the layer, so they would affect whatever's behind the layer just like it does right now.
Center stroke would half affect the layer and half what's behind it.
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I find the knock-out effect extremely useful, so blending as an option would be great, but not replacing the current behavior entirely.

For your purposes, an inner glow with 100% choke works the way you're wanting strokes to work, UNLESS you have to do a gradient stroke--then you're gonna have to get creative. :)