Illustrator Layers Palette is stuck "Layers (Opacity Mask)" after adding gradient mask

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Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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I am having the same issue (10 years later!). I have copied the original post below so you can see the issue. I can edit the mask using the answer suggested but I cannot access/edit any of the other layers in the file. How do I deselect this "opacity mask" layer to modify other parts of the document? If I undo the layer mask all my other layers are accessible again. I don't understand what is happening here. 

Any suggestions appreciated.

 

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Layers & Stuck in Opacity Mask Layer CS6
 

Hi,

I have two layers. Upper most with text is locked.

Bottom layer is an image I have applied a transparency/gradient mask for the raster image. Now, seems my layers palette is stuck in a mode called 'Layers (Opacity Mask)'.

Not seen this before, but this is CS6. How do I get out to the main, root level of the layers palette?

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Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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In the Transparency panel click on the left box to exit mask editing mode (which is the right box.

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Thank you Ton!! So simple, yet some how I missed it.

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Good to hear that helped.

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