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How to copy a layer without copying the mask

New Here ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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I created a layer that has some adjustments that were made with a mask.

 

Now I want to copy that layer without the mask to make additional adjustments to other areas of the photograph. How can I create another layer without the mask?

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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I'm sure there are other ways, but I copy the layer, then delete the mask by dragging the mask (not the layer) into the trash. Don't apply it when asked, just delete it.

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Copy the layer, click the link between layer and mask of the new copy this will unlink the mask. Then drag the mask to the trash. It will ask you if you want to delete the mask. Say delete. Then you will have the layer with no mask. 👍

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Thanks for your suggestion! I tried that and it didn't work for me.

 

On my picture, I changed it to black and white to hide some colors, then masked out everything but the small piece that needed to be black and white. When I follow your directions, I get an image that is all black and white. Is there a way to copy the image with the mask applied? I want to move on to edit some other portions of the picture.

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Apr 15, 2023 Apr 15, 2023

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If not problem, please post screenshot with Layers panel visible. Now we have to guess what you have in the layers panel. I guess you have applied BW adjustments layer and now you want to continue working on image. There are many ways like select top most layer then Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to merge layers without flattening image. Or simply continue working on image if you have BW adjustment layer on top of layer with image, BW adjustment will affect only desired portion of image and thats it. 

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Hi @JoeP47118379,

I can't envision what you're trying to describe.  Can you please use the Print Screen button on your keyboard to grab a screenshot including your Layers panel?  Then paste the clipboard contents into a web forum reply from the toolbar's photo icon.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Apr 14, 2023 Apr 14, 2023

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In that case, just right click on the mask thumbnail and choose "apply mask", that way the area masked previously will be replaced by a transparent area.

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Ok, are you trying to copy the layer to a new board? If so, open a new art board and pull the original board off to the side. Then drag the layer to the new board. See pictures:

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Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Also, If you are just trying to merge down the mask and I recommend you duplicate the layer. Then:

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 Hope that helps...

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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Apr 14, 2023 Apr 14, 2023

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1, click between the layer and the mask  to unlink

 

2, click Control(Command) + J to duplicate the layer.

 

3, click between the layer and the mask  to unlink and right click to delect the layer mask.

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i am learning PS using 2022 version , hope you find that helpful.

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