Quick Mask: How To I Get Rid of It?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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This morning I opened an important .psd file and on the right side of the Title Bar, inside the parenthesis which normally says, after the filename, something like (RGB/8), it now says (Quick Mask/8)

Here's an image of the Title Bar with the "Quick Mask" indication: (CHURCH SUPPER is the name of a layer)

QUICK MASK WEBSITE.jpg

Here's an image of the Title Bar of a file the way it usually appears, without the "Quick Mask" indication:

QUICK MASK TITLE BURLAP.jpg

This Quick Mask problem makes the file impossible to work with in the ways I normally work with it. For example, it is now impossible to import a .jpg or other image file into the WEBSITE WORKING.PSD file.

What's going on here, and how do I get my file back without the Quick Mask? As you may guess from the file's name, it is extremely important to me, and this Quick Mask problem makes the file unworkable.

I have CS2, which is version 9 of Photoshop.

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Community Expert , Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

Q is the keyboard shortcut to turn and off a the Quick Mask mode. 

-Joe

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Q is the keyboard shortcut to turn and off a the Quick Mask mode. 

-Joe

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Many thanks for the quick reply Joe

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Thanks

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Jun 02, 2020 Jun 02, 2020

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Cheers Joe 🙂

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Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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thanks man ! i was about to put my macbook thru my living room window until i got this tip  😜

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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THANX THIS WAS VERY HELPFUL AND SO SO SIMPLE! I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BUT I SAID A PRAYER AND THERE YOU WERE WITH THE ANSER!

 

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Was driving me nuts. There's no indication that it has come on. I've turned off the keyboard command.

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Thak you so much for the succinct title. That was mildly annoying

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