good morning. I am trying to learn and apply layer masks but nothing seems to work. i have a 3 layer file. i am trying to apply a mask to an element in one of the layers. I make that layer active, hit create layer mask button and make sure that the layer thumbnail is active. I select brush, and brush over the element I want to mask, making sure the opacity is at 100% . nothing happens when i brush over the desired object. nothing appears in the mask thumbnail, and nothing happens to any layers in the file. They are all the same. What exactly am I doing wrong? I have check adobe and a bunch of youtube videos but nothing seems to help. Can anyone give a clue as to what I am missing? this is getting pretty frustrating. Thank you in advance
Great advice already! I will add that on numerous occasions I've had an active selection that was hidden keep me from successfully painting on a mask. If I'm having trouble working on a mask, I always press Ctrl + D to clear any active selections first.