If you Ctrl+Click on the little box that shows what is on the layer, it will create a selection the same shape as everything on that layer. This works in Photoshop, too.
I don’t know how I lived life before knowing this.
in a super simple non complex way, i tried to explain how I draw tears. its really varies because i have no set method but this is a fast and easy way at least?
>have a character thats gunna cry
>i draw the tears above the drawing layer set on MULTIPLY
> i erase parts of the tears for highlight purposes (then merge the layer down)
> i frame and add shines to the tears
>i add another multiply layer to make the tears heavier and shinies stand out nicer