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red transparant mask layer in photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Nov 28, 2023 Nov 28, 2023

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Sometimes I see (by accident) the layermask as a red transparant layer. (see screenshot) What's the shortcut to see this (macOS)? Or where in the menu can I find this? I searched online, but the shortcuts that I find won't work.

Thank you.

 

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Community Expert , Nov 28, 2023 Nov 28, 2023

@Nick Lambrecht 

 

Can you show your Channels panel? One possibility is that you have an alpha channel with visibility enabled.

 

If that's not it, show a screenshot that includes your Status bar (bottom) and options bar & document tab (top).

 

Jane

 

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Community Expert , Nov 28, 2023 Nov 28, 2023

@Nick Lambrecht 

 

You're welcome, and I'm glad this fixed it for you. 😊

 

If it had been Quick Mask ("Q"), we would have seen three things:

  • The layer would have red shading
  • The title bar would say "Quick Mask"
  • The Channels panel would have a channel called "Quick Mask"

janee_0-1701199396657.png

 

One more thing: in your screenshot, the Color Balance 1 Mask is the active channel in addition to being visible. Click on RGB to make it the active channel before proceeding. You may have already done this, but I'm covering

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Please take a look here  and see if it's help:

Gelöst: How to show red overlay for layer mask in Photosho... - Adobe Community - 11793525

Gelöst: Red Mask Overlay in Photoshop - Adobe Community - 12936876

 

My System: Intel i7-8700K - 64GB RAM - NVidia Geforce RTX 3060 - Windows 10 Pro 22H2 -- LR-Classic 13.2 - Photoshop 25.6 - Nik Collection 6.9 - PureRAW 4 - Topaz Photo AI 2

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@Nick Lambrecht 

 

Can you show your Channels panel? One possibility is that you have an alpha channel with visibility enabled.

 

If that's not it, show a screenshot that includes your Status bar (bottom) and options bar & document tab (top).

 

Jane

 

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Yess, finally. That's the solution!

When I click on a mask, go to the channels, then there's a new cahnnel.

When click on the eye then the red layer apears. See screenshot below.

Now I have to find a way to change the shortcut to make that layert visible.

shift + option + : doesn't work in Photoshop.
Thank you so much.

 

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@Nick Lambrecht 

 

You're welcome, and I'm glad this fixed it for you. 😊

 

If it had been Quick Mask ("Q"), we would have seen three things:

  • The layer would have red shading
  • The title bar would say "Quick Mask"
  • The Channels panel would have a channel called "Quick Mask"

janee_0-1701199396657.png

 

One more thing: in your screenshot, the Color Balance 1 Mask is the active channel in addition to being visible. Click on RGB to make it the active channel before proceeding. You may have already done this, but I'm covering my bases! 😊

janee_1-1701199490675.png

 

Jane

 

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Thank you.

 

Have a nice day,

Nick

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Hi Axel,

thank you for your respond.
It's something about the quickmask, but shows the already existing mask as a red layer, as a quickmask, but the ‘quickmask’ button in the toolbar isn't pressed on. It is interesting to start from the existing mask to work further on it.

Gelöst: Red Mask Overlay in Photoshop - Adobe Community - 12936876

On this link they ask the same question about the shortcut. In the answer I can't find the way to see the red layer.

 

On this screenshot you see my entire screen. The quickmask button isn't activated.

The previous screenshot I posted was a cropped one.

 

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