Well thanks for the links but that wasnt what i meant. Ill try to rephrase my question:
Lets pretend i copied the blue channel of an image to mask out the sky. Now there are different tonal values, its not just pure white or pure black. So what i would do in Photoshop is i would take the Paint brush and switch the painting mode to overlay (theres also darken, lighten, screen etc.). Now if i would have the black color on my brush and would go over a dark and bright part, it would only affect the darker parts and make them darker. Also i could use the white brush and make the brighter parts brighter, so i can have a better mask.
Now if i try this in Affinity Photo the overlay mode does absolutely nothing, it just paints over the mask like its the "normal" painting mode.
Why is that so and how can i make it work right?