Why does not my select and mask properties window appear?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

When I use select and mask the properties window does not appear

Views

4.5K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

1 Correct Answer

Adobe Community Professional , Feb 15, 2017
marliton Adobe Community Professional , Feb 15, 2017
Seems like you're in the "Select and Mask" interface. In this Window you can access two differents Properties panel: the standard and the Properties panel for this interface (I know, is weird). Please try this: click the arrow in the upper right (close to the loupe icon) and select "Reset select and mask", this will close the incorrect Properties panel and open the correct Properties panel.

Likes

Translate

Translate
Jump to answer Jump to answer
Most Valuable Participant ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Is it grayed out do you have a layer targeted can you post a screen capture when it fails to open?

JJMack

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Sem título.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

If the Properties panel is close you need to open it first (Window > Properties) then if you select a mask the Properties panel will show the options for this mask. Another option is double click over the mask, this open the Properties panel.

Marlon Ceballos.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The properties panel is open but shows something else

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

This is because the Properties panel is context sensitive, you need to select the mask if you want to see the properties in the panel.

Marlon Ceballos.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yes... but I still can not move the options

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
New Here ,
Jul 13, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

my properties window is not opening up.  i am attaching a screen print . Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 6.16.59 AM.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Most Valuable Participant ,
Jul 13, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The screen capture shows you have the layer's content targeted not the  layer mask.

JJMack

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
New Here ,
Jul 13, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

i cannot select the mask it's frozen Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 6.16.59 AM.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

Can you send a screenshot which includes your Layers Palette?

Thanks,

Sim

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Sem título2.pngThis?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Seems like you're in the "Select and Mask" interface. In this Window you can access two differents Properties panel: the standard and the Properties panel for this interface (I know, is weird). Please try this: click the arrow in the upper right (close to the loupe icon) and select "Reset select and mask", this will close the incorrect Properties panel and open the correct Properties panel.

Marlon Ceballos.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

thank you! It worked out right now

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 15, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You're welcome!

Marlon Ceballos.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

But how can I get back to the standard panel. Because only in the standard panel I have the opportunity to darken whites.

Regards

Frank

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
New Here ,
Jul 13, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

what do i need to do to correct this?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
New Here ,
Jul 13, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

heres another screen print Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 4.33.09 PM.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Most Valuable Participant ,
Jul 13, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The white frame shows you have targeted the layer's content. You need to target the layer mask not the the layer's cpmtemy the white frame needs to be around the layer mask.

Capture.jpg

JJMack

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
New Here ,
Jul 13, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

it will not let me select the mask

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Most Valuable Participant ,
Jul 13, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Try unlocking the layer first Mac may be different than windows Id can target either locked or not

Capture.jpg

JJMack

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Explorer ,
Mar 20, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

THANK YOU SO MUCH ... I was going crazy wondering where it went.  Must have reset when I upgraded last round   Perfect solution

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Community Beginner ,
Oct 08, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thank you!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more