I am following a tutorial on compositing milky way pictures and I get to this point:
I have painted black on the mask to reveal the sky from the layer below. I would now like to use select and mask to refine the mask by blending the the hill and tree line with the sky. If I follow the tutorial and right click the mask and select "select and mask" I get this:
The properties page of select and mask is no where to be seen. The mask which I am trying to refine is disabled so I am only seeing on the foreground. The tool palette is changed to that used by select and mask. There seems to be a conflict with my palette setup or ......?
I spent a couple of hours on the forum trying to figure this out to no avail. I have reset PS preferences and tried accessing select and mask in other ways. No joy. Any help would be appreciated. I am running Windows 10 and PS release 22.3.1.