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How to invert a Vector Mask in Photoshop (or just get the correct selection you want)

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Mar 14, 2024 Mar 14, 2024

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Step 1: Draw mask path with pen tool

step 1step 1

Step 2: VERT IMPORTANT 

Notice that the path icon in the step 1 image shows white on the OUTSIDE of the table. Change the Path Operations dropdown to Combine Shapes.

Note: Your Path Operation might be set to something different, but the important part is to pay attention to what area shows up as WHITE as you try any of the different options in the Path Operations dropdown.

step 2step 2

Step 3: With path selected and layer selected, ctrl/command+click on Layer mask icon

step 3- version Astep 3- version A

or just go to Layer->Vector Mask -> Current Path

step 3 - version Bstep 3 - version B

Final Result - A new Vector Mask has been created on the Layer and also in the Path List

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