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Add layer mask shortcut?

New Here ,
Dec 30, 2015 Dec 30, 2015

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Hello, is posible to add shortcut for "add layer mask"?

I can't find it. Thanks

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Dec 30, 2015 Dec 30, 2015
Hi chochography,Select Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts and assign your own shortcuts for Layer>>Layer Mask>>Reveal AllRegards,Akash

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Dec 30, 2015 Dec 30, 2015

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Hi chochography,

Select Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts and assign your own shortcuts for Layer>>Layer Mask>>Reveal All

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Akash

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New Here ,
Dec 30, 2015 Dec 30, 2015

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Thanks.... I was in "Panel Menus".

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 30, 2015 Dec 30, 2015

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Just click on the add layer mask icon in the bottom of the layers palette. If you have an active selection it will be usea for the layer mask content. Otherwise a Show all or Hide all layer mask will be the layer mask added. The Alt key held down will invert the layer mask.  Not held down show all.  Held down inverted hide all.   I'm quite sure alt would also invert an active selection layer mask.

JJMack

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New Here ,
Apr 20, 2018 Apr 20, 2018

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The whole idea with asking for a shortcut is to not have to click on that button

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 20, 2018 Apr 20, 2018

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We do not think alike.  To me using a shortcut means clicking one or more keyboard  keys or clicking mouse programmable button or clicking a pen button or clicking a UI element all seem to be clicking something. 

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New Here ,
Oct 01, 2018 Oct 01, 2018

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To us, pressing multiple buttons is easier than holding mouse, finding tiny icon and clicking on that.

Everyones choices can be different. I think, it should be an option to change and assign a shortcut from keyboard.

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New Here ,
Jun 29, 2020 Jun 29, 2020

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Okay, but it wasn't asking for your recommendation. He was asking how to do something specific.

Also, you think they're all the same thing because you're using the same word again and again (even where it makes no sense). In all instances except for clicking a UI element, there is no moving a tiny object to overlay a tiny object with imperfect perscion. That takes quite a bit longer than pushing physical buttons that are underneath our fingers. No need for accuarcy, mouse speeds, or anything. Someone that uses shortcuts will *always* outspeed someone that uses mouse movements. 

So yes, if you ignore all their important differences than there are no important differences. If you don't however ignore the important differences than there are important differences, such as speed and ease of use. By the same logic you could argue eating food and eating cardboard are interchangable as in either case you are eating something. The devil is in the "something" that you're ignoring.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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Hello, did you get a proper response to this question?
I too want a keyboard shorcut that does what the button at the bottom of the layer panel does. Reveal All or Reveal Selected depending if something is selected.

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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Me too. What do you think, how much time will pass before they hear us - 2020? Have a question, no answer.

Help us Adobe, plz. Thanks.

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Explorer ,
Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020

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Yep, I could ask the same, it is almost 2021. where is the KEYBOARD shortcut for the "add layer mask" option? As a concept artist, I am using this function dozens of times a day. Is there any reason why it is lock/disabled in the keyboard shortcuts panel??? And please do not rationalize what I need... I need KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for everyday work. Every artist uses that in their daily workflow and stopping flow while working with brushes just to click and search for the specific layer is extremely counterproductive.

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Explorer ,
Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020

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Just to be clear, most artists and illustrators keep a hand on the keyboard and click blindly without looking, that is the way how we keep our flow while painting. And that is why we need keyboard shortcut and not the option to click with mouse or pencil (most pencils buttons are already reserved for alt to pick a color and second mouse button to open brush selection panel, so for that reason that is not the option)

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New Here ,
Apr 17, 2020 Apr 17, 2020

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Thank you, this is great if you want to add a White layer mask, but what about a keyboard shortcut to add a Black layer mask?

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New Here ,
Jun 20, 2020 Jun 20, 2020

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If you want to add a Black Layer mask you have to Press Alt and at the meantime, you have to press the Layer mask under the layer panel.

I hope you have understood.

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New Here ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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I've just had the same question and found this thread. Then I realised that you could make an Action assigned to a Fn button for the inverted - black mask.

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New Here ,
Jun 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

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Good thinking, thanks.

Using "add layer mask" hundreds of time and I agree to click on the button is not as fast as a shortcut if you are using keyboard shortcuts already.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

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Add a layer mask...ctrl/cmd i to invert.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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New Here ,
Jun 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

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Just been reminded about this by email.

I solved the problem by adding the following keyboard shortcuts which made sense to me.

cmd M add mask & cmd Shift M add inverted mask. These are found in the Edit Keyboard Shortcuts Aplications menu. Hope that helps.

Screenshot 2021-06-14 at 09.59.23.png

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New Here ,
Apr 15, 2021 Apr 15, 2021

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Thanks!

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