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Magic Wand selection deselects when I click "select and mask"

New Here ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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can't tell if I'm doing something wrong or if it's a bug. I am probably doing something wrong since I'm still new to photoshop

 

here are the images to clarify what I mean:

Magic Wand selection:  

Screen Shot 2022-10-24 at 5.14.41 PM.png

 

2) then when I click select and mask, it seems to go away:

Screen Shot 2022-10-24 at 5.15.20 PM.png

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Community Expert , Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

Hi. You are doing it right, but the interface isn't showing you your original selection. At the top of the dialog box on the right, there's a preview drop down (the image at the top of it allows you to select different views). When you click that, the top of the dropdown is "Marching Ants", which will allow you to see your selection as you made it. All the other options are available, too - so you can refine and paint that selection to perfection. If you REALLY like the end result you can change

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Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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Hi. You are doing it right, but the interface isn't showing you your original selection. At the top of the dialog box on the right, there's a preview drop down (the image at the top of it allows you to select different views). When you click that, the top of the dropdown is "Marching Ants", which will allow you to see your selection as you made it. All the other options are available, too - so you can refine and paint that selection to perfection. If you REALLY like the end result you can change "Output Settings" at the bottom of that dialog box to Layer Mask, and it'll create that layer mask for you.



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Thank you!

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