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Jan 14, 2020

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Is any one having issues with the brush tool and masking?  I can create a mask using select and fill tools but if I want refine the mask by selecting the brush tool and painting white or black I'm having issues.  Simply it doesn't paint on the black or white while the mask is selected.  I have tried a blank mask and just tried painting black and nothing happens.  I can go to the main layer and paint any color I want so the brush is "working".  

 

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Check the Brush blend mode from the ellipsis (...) menu on the tool options. Make sure it is not set to behind.

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Brush tool and Masking

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Is any one having issues with the brush tool and masking?  I can create a mask using select and fill tools but if I want refine the mask by selecting the brush tool and painting white or black I'm having issues.  Simply it doesn't paint on the black or white while the mask is selected.  I have tried a blank mask and just tried painting black and nothing happens.  I can go to the main layer and paint any color I want so the brush is "working".  

 

Thoughts?

Check the Brush blend mode from the ellipsis (...) menu on the tool options. Make sure it is not set to behind.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Are you using the most up to date version of Photoshop on the iPad? If the layer you wish to mask is active, tap the layer mask icon on the taskbar, it should switch the layer view to the mask. When you select the brush icon and choose the black for a color and an appropriately sized brush, you should be able to draw on the screen to mask out sections with the brush.

You should also be able to use "select subject" or any other selection tool and then tap mask to get a starting point, and then go in and edit the mask with the brush tool. Are you finding that both of these options are not working as described on your iPad?


https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/select-mask-on-ipad.html

 

Pattie

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No the brush tool is having a ton of problems on my device.  It doens't work half the time in just the regular brush mode and it doesn't seem to want to work at all in the mask mode.  I have been able to reproduce the issue multiple times. I'm trying to record a video of it so someone can actuall see what is (or isn't happening).  

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Here is a video of some of the brush characteristics I'm stuggling with.  The brush tool is simply NOT working in creating masks.  Also the normal brush tool has some issues when dealing with inserted images or a filled layer.  If you attempt to draw on the actual layer it doesn't show up but in testing I really think it is just painting BEHIND the filled layer.  It does not act this way on the desktop version.  I have attached a video (no sound) that shows my issues.  Sorry it is a bit long.  https://youtu.be/TZ5a4Yw6rVE

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 15, 2020

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Thank-you for the in depth video explaining the issue you are having. I will try to reproduce the issue and forward this to our engineering team to investigate. Is this an intermittent problem or has it happened every time with this version?

Can you please tap on settings (the gear icon) when you open the app and tap on "about" to check what version you are using and let me know? Also, what version of iPad OS are you using?

 

Pattie

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Adobe Employee ,
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Check the Brush blend mode from the ellipsis (...) menu on the tool options. Make sure it is not set to behind.

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I was a dummy.  Didn't noticed I changed the blend mode on the brush.   Also I'm so sorry I missed these questions before,  My email was kicking the notifications to a part of my Inbox I was not paying attention to.  

thanks!  

scott

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I'm glad that Mike's suggestion worked for you!

 

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When picking the paint color are you just tapping on the black swatch on the background color? Paint applies with the foreground color. To switch between black and white you can swipe on the color chips to swap them or on a mask you could use the touch shortcut to erase with th current tool which would use the background color

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I'm having a similar issue... so when I put a layer mask I selected the color black. But when I colored it changed it to grey and it keeps getting lighter. I'll send a picture...

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It looks like you have the brush blend mode set to overlay. Try setting to Normal 

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