Photoshop CS5 (latest update) will not allow me to select a layer mask. For example, I have a pixel bearing layer with a layer mask and want to use refine mask. I click on the mask and nothing happens. The layer (not the mask) remains active. Blue is the color that shows a layer is active on my computer, and after I have clicked unsuccessfully on the layer mask the blue color changes to grey. When I attempt to choose any layer now, instead of blue I get grey. I have reset Photoshop preferences which did not solve the problem, so I even uninstalled Photoshop, reinstalled and updated it, and still have the same problem. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
So there is no double contour and on ctrl-clicking the mask icon the dropdown list does not appear?
Normally the thing that causes this - press Q to make sure you have exited Quick mask.
Thanks, I think that was the problem!!
that Q button just wasted 30min lol, but now I know about a new tool
the Q key worked for me too thanks
Thank you So Much!!! Photoshop you love to waist my time...