Quick Mask?

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Sep 12, 2022 Sep 12, 2022

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I was sent here to request that QUICK MASK be added as tool in Elements.  I use it a lot in PS5.  I can no longer update my OS without losing PS, but can't migrate to Elements without the Quick Mask feature.

 

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Sep 13, 2022 Sep 13, 2022

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There is a hidden Quick Mask mode in Photoshop Elements.  Take a look at this video tutorial to see how it operates.

 

But, I have to ask you why you need a Quick Mask?  There are many other tools that will do the same thing.

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Sep 14, 2022 Sep 14, 2022

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Thank you for your reply! That looks very interesting, but does not function the same way Quick Mask does in PS 5.  I use it all the time to fine tune selections.   I have Elements, but don't use it often.  I have found it does not work as efficiently as PS does for me in most areas.   Could you steer me the other tools you mention?  Some day I will have to use Elements when I update my OS.  I'm currently running Mac 10.14.6  and I will lose PS when I update.  PS will not run in the newer OS versions.

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Sep 14, 2022 Sep 14, 2022

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@susan m1033535, which version of Elements do you have?  And can you give us a little more information about what kind of selections you are making and for what purpose?

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Sep 14, 2022 Sep 14, 2022

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I have Elements 2018.  In PS, I use quick mask to fine tune a selection.  I can add to, or subtract from, a selection by using either the paint brush or the eraser.  And I can select any color I want for the mask.  I make selections for a lot of different reasons.  .... changing color...add on its own layer...repeat it somewhere else...extractions...edit just a specific part of a photo...does that make sense?

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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I believe the Refine Selection Brush tool will do what you want to do.

 

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In case you are not familiar with this tool here is a video tutorial.

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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Looks interesting.  Not as accurate as quick mask, but an alternative when I can no longer use PS5.  I will give it a try!  

 

Thanks!

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