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Adjustment layers not showing mask when selected in Photoshop CC 2020 21.2.2

Explorer ,
Sep 10, 2020

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I'm working through some tutorials on Photoshop and whenever the tutor adds an "New Adjustment Layer" it comes with a "mask".  On my copy of Photoshop CC 2020 21.2.2 there is no "mask" being added so what is the benefit of using the "New Adjustment Layer" over just a plain "adjustment" e.g. image/adjustment/brightness-contrast" as compared to "Layer/New Adjustment layer/brightness-contrast"?  As it stands I have to add the "mask" manually for it to work. Has the "mask" been done away with on the latest version of Photoshop CC 2020? Or have I missed a setting somewhere along the line?

Your help would be much appreciated.  Thanking you in advance.

Sister Sabina

ps.  I am on a Macbook Pro 16 running the latest version of Catalina should that make any difference.

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Is this option enabled from the flyout menu for the adjustment panel

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Adjustment layers not showing mask when selected in Photoshop CC 2020 21.2.2

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I'm working through some tutorials on Photoshop and whenever the tutor adds an "New Adjustment Layer" it comes with a "mask".  On my copy of Photoshop CC 2020 21.2.2 there is no "mask" being added so what is the benefit of using the "New Adjustment Layer" over just a plain "adjustment" e.g. image/adjustment/brightness-contrast" as compared to "Layer/New Adjustment layer/brightness-contrast"?  As it stands I have to add the "mask" manually for it to work. Has the "mask" been done away with on the latest version of Photoshop CC 2020? Or have I missed a setting somewhere along the line?

Your help would be much appreciated.  Thanking you in advance.

Sister Sabina

ps.  I am on a Macbook Pro 16 running the latest version of Catalina should that make any difference.

Sr. Sabina
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Correct answer by Ged Traynor | Adobe Community Professional

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Is this option enabled from the flyout menu for the adjustment panel

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Is this option enabled from the flyout menu for the adjustment panel

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Explorer ,
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Many thanks for that information.  I knew that I must have something unchecked for this to be happening.

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I have another problem today in creating a "new fill or adjustment layer" from the menu at the bottom of the right hand side of the Photoshop menu.  I'm trying to create a "solid color" adjustment layer but it isn't showing a "mask" as the tutors example.  There is nowhere here on the "properties" window to "add as default".  Can you suggest how I can get it to load a "mask" automatically on creations please?

no "mask"no "mask"No Mask.jpg

Thanking you in advance.

 

Sr. Sabina

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Hi

You need to select the adjustment tab and from the flyout menu you'll see the option

2020-09-11 08_08_39-Adobe Photoshop 2020.png

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If you don't see the adjustment tab

2020-09-11 08_06_48-Adobe Photoshop 2020.png

 

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