HiCon Matte

Is there a way to use a hi con image as a matte?
In other words, I have a black and white matte image. I want to use the white portion as a matte to cut a hole in another layer. like cutter does but using a hicon instead of layer transparency. Is there a way to pipe the hicon into a layer’s alpha channel or some other way of doing this?

Normally if you import a 1 channel image it will automatically treat it as a matte and thus the cutter will work.

If you have an image that is in RGB and you want to use it as a matte you can pass it through a Greyscale module with the Matte output option active. Then the Cutter will work also.

great, thanks!