Masking

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Dec 15, 2020

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I created a mask of a layer without selecting anything so obviously the whole mask is white. I then used object selection tool to select what I wanted, but how do I add it to my mask?

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Correct answer by Chuck Uebele | Adobe Community Professional

Once you make a selection of what you want, you will have to invert the selection, by pressing shift-ctrl/cmd-I. Then fill the mask with black, using the selection. 

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I created a mask of a layer without selecting anything so obviously the whole mask is white. I then used object selection tool to select what I wanted, but how do I add it to my mask?

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Correct answer by Chuck Uebele | Adobe Community Professional

Once you make a selection of what you want, you will have to invert the selection, by pressing shift-ctrl/cmd-I. Then fill the mask with black, using the selection. 

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Once you make a selection of what you want, you will have to invert the selection, by pressing shift-ctrl/cmd-I. Then fill the mask with black, using the selection. 

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Hi!

 On generally creates the selection, then convert it to a layer mask.

But, if you want to continue with the existing mask, do as Chuck described, I'll just add: To target the mask, ALT+click on its thumbnail.

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thank you 🙂

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