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I am working though the various ways to create Luminosity Masks in Photo, as I work to move my workflow from PS to AP.  After creating my masks and saving them as channels I would like to be able to view each channel -- larger than the thumbnail :)

So far the best I can do is to create a new pixel layer, load the channel as a component (say red) of the new layer and then create another new layer from the new pixel layer using "Create Greyscale Layer" -- but this is odious.  Any tricks I should know about?

I am thinking it may be useful in the process of generating the masks to keep the orignal layers around but not visible just for reference.   

Part of the process of learning a new tool is to understand the underlying thought process used when the tool was built. In some ways I love AP and what I can do  with it but in some cases -- like Luminosity Masks -- I feel like I am fighting the tool.  If anyone has advice on a better way to do LMs I am all ears.  I am familiar with blend ranges but still do not believe they give me the control I am looking for. 

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May be worth storing mask layers at the bottom of the layer stack, then isolate them by Alt-clicking on them. When you have a mask you want to use, duplicate it and drag it onto the thumbnail of whichever layer you want to mask. It might help storing them in a group as well. Bear in mind however that the mask layers need to be visible (checkbox) otherwise you won’t see their contents when isolating them (hence why you should keep them at the bottom of the layer stack).

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