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Select and Mask view background (Photoshop 2020)

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I select a white flower from a black background using the quick selection tool.

I create a layer mask, and with this selected I go to the "Select and Mask" tool.

Rather than "Onion Skin" I want to view the selection on a white background so I can easily identify the black edges that have been left from the background of the original image.

However, when I view it "On White" any opacity to the white background covers everything including the white flower that I had selected.

This is also the same when selecting a black background on the view for "Select and Mask"

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Unless you're trying to illustrate something, your mask density should be at 100%; Select and Mask works in tandem with the grayscale values set beforehand so if you have a mask that isn't 100% black, it's going to reflect that in Select and Mask.

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Select and Mask view background (Photoshop 2020)

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I select a white flower from a black background using the quick selection tool.

I create a layer mask, and with this selected I go to the "Select and Mask" tool.

Rather than "Onion Skin" I want to view the selection on a white background so I can easily identify the black edges that have been left from the background of the original image.

However, when I view it "On White" any opacity to the white background covers everything including the white flower that I had selected.

This is also the same when selecting a black background on the view for "Select and Mask"

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Correct answer by War Unicorn | Adobe Community Professional

Unless you're trying to illustrate something, your mask density should be at 100%; Select and Mask works in tandem with the grayscale values set beforehand so if you have a mask that isn't 100% black, it's going to reflect that in Select and Mask.

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Hi

Just checked and it's working as expected with Photoshop version 21.2.4 for me, can you post a screenshot to highlight the issue you have

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Leo5E28_0-1602173089490.png

Leo5E28_1-1602173108791.png

 

The first image is with the opacity of the background at 0%. The second image the opacity is about 90%. Sorry if its obvious, I'm very new to Photoshop!

 

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It's hard to see on the screenshots you provided but something doesn't look right about how you masked out the flower

2020-10-08 17_11_38-.png

It should look like this

2020-10-08 17_19_49-.png

0% opacity

2020-10-08 17_12_58-black-and-white-flower-background-3.jpg @ 66.7% (Layer 0, Layer Mask_8) _.png

100% opacity

2020-10-08 17_16_46-black-and-white-flower-background-3.jpg @ 66.7% (Layer 0, Layer Mask_8) _.png

Can you post a screenshot with the layers panel opened

 

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Leo5E28_0-1602175942227.png

 

I tried the same process but selected using the lasso tool, and the same thing happened.

 

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Unless you're trying to illustrate something, your mask density should be at 100%; Select and Mask works in tandem with the grayscale values set beforehand so if you have a mask that isn't 100% black, it's going to reflect that in Select and Mask.

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Thank you for your help Ged

I have sorted this now

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