i work with channels in PS daily; it has always been this way (and i honestly do not know why) but when you Cntrl (PC) click on the channel it always chooses the inverse of the channel. Is there a setting where you can change it to choose the actual info in the channel? I have tried other keyboard shortcut combos with no luck.
...and while we are at it, why would the default be to select the inverse? I am not being clever, just interested to know why.
I'm puzzled. Ctrl+Click on a channel here just loads the channel as a selection, no inverse just a straightforward selection
Photoshop v24.0.0 Windows 10
Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Channels, Options Bar, …) visible?
What are the Channel’s Options?
Edit: »Masked Areas« or »Selected Areas« in particular?
That is not an inverted channel selection. In RGB the lighter the pixel the closer to 100% selected, the darker the pixel the closer to 0% selected.
As @davescm already stated the white pixels are intended to signify the selected, the black ones the unselected pixels by default.
With Alpha Channels one can change the display via the Channel Options, but with the RGB-Channels the Selection you get is as expected and intended.
i think i get it.....
the value of black in RGB is 0, so it selects the 0% areas. But it raises the question: why does it also behave the same way in CMYK?
(thanks for the notes on the alpha channels)