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Long time Photoshop user. One of the things I was able to do in Photoshop that I would like to know how to do, if possible, is use a layer mask to produce a selection. For example, if I have a layer with a mask of a person, like in the tutorial on selections and masks, is it possible to take the layer mask produced and turn it back into a selection? 

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Control-click on mask layer.

(took me a while to find this too -- fortunately there's lots of help on this forum!)


Dave Straker

Cameras: Sony A7R2, RX100V

Computers: Win10: Chillblast Photo with i7-3770 + 16Gb RAM + Philips 40in 4K; Surface Pro 4 i5

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30 minutes ago, dmstraker said:

Control-click on mask layer.

 

How do you Control-click on an iPad? :/

 

Edit: I've found the solution in another thread:

 


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Make sure to select layer mask

Go to channels studio, select layer mask alpha and select create spare channel

from spare channel you can select to load to pixel selection

 

Same way if you want to create selection from opacity layers, go to channels  studio,

select layer pixel alpha and create spare channel then you can load selection from spare channel

 

I hope developer can make easy way to create selection from layer just  like affinity photo desktop

 

 

 

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Thank you everyone for the help. 

 

Davidz1989 - I agree! I hope they will make some of this a bit easier to get to, especially since a lot of us have keyboards we connect to our iPads. 

 

DMSTracker - That is how it worked in Photoshop, unfortunately Alfred is right, even with the keyboard attached to the iPad, this functionality does not work. 

 

THank you all again, really appreciate it!

 

- Anim8or

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11 hours ago, Alfred said:

How do you Control-click on an iPad? :/

Ah yes. I arrive via 'stuff I've not read' forum link and didn't notice the iPad bit.


Dave Straker

Cameras: Sony A7R2, RX100V

Computers: Win10: Chillblast Photo with i7-3770 + 16Gb RAM + Philips 40in 4K; Surface Pro 4 i5

Favourite word: Aha. For me and for others.

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