I wrote a little library, called Interference, to handle tasks like image-color or image-image blending (AutoIt is so slow). Also, tools like Transform, Select, Brush now have their own context menus as seen on the image above.
List of effects (bold - effects using Interference):
Blend: Darken Multiply Color Burn Linear Burn Lighten Screen Color Dodge Linear Dodge Soft Light Hard Light Vivid Light Linear Light Hard Mix Difference Exclusion Subtract Divide Blur: Gaussian Blur Filtered Gaussian Blur Motion Blur Radial Blur Zoom Blur Color: Chroma Key Color Replace Premultiply Unpremultiply Distort: Glitch Ripple Wind Render: AND-based Sierpinski Triangle XOR Pattern Stylize: Interlace Pixelize Tiles
Day 3 - I've added new type of layers (now called Objects) - Live Effects. Similar to Smart Filters in Photoshop, Live Effects are not permanently applied to a layer. You can change their properties even AFTER applying them, without creating the layers underneath them again.