How do I create a layer mask in Photoshop CC?

How do I add a layer mask in Photoshop CC?

Select the two images you want to mask and arrange them in two separate layers. Select a layer in the Layers panel and click the ‘Add layer mask’ button at the bottom of the panel. A white layer mask thumbnail will appear on the selected layer, revealing everything on the selected layer.

How do I create a layer mask in Photoshop 2021?

Add your layer mask.

In the layers panel, click on the layer you want to add a mask to, then click the layer mask button at the bottom of the layers panel. The layer mask icon is a rectangle with a circle inside it. A layer mask thumbnail will appear beside the image layer thumbnail in the layers panel.

How do I create a mask in Photoshop 2020?

Open an image in Photoshop and do one of the following:

  1. Choose Select > Select and Mask.
  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+R (Windows) or Cmd+Option+R (Mac).
  3. Enable a selection tool, such as Quick Selection, Magic Wand, or Lasso. Now, click Select and Mask in the Options bar.

Why can’t I make a layer mask in Photoshop?

It’s greyed out because your layer doesn’t currently have a mask, so there is nothing to enable.To create a new layer mask, select your layer and click the Layer Mask icon in at the bottom of the Layers panel.

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How do I show the layer mask in Photoshop?

Hold Shift + Alt and click on your layer mask. Your mask will be highlighted in red, with your photo still showing. You can view the mask of a layer overlaid on top of the canvas by pressing (backslash, usually the key above return).

How do I create a new layer in Photoshop?

To create a layer and specify a name and options, choose Layer > New > Layer, or choose New Layer from the Layers panel menu. Specify a name and other options, and then click OK. The new layer is automatically selected and appears in the panel above the layer that was last selected.

How do I create a channel mask in Photoshop?

Create an alpha channel mask and set options

  1. Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the New Channel button at the bottom of the Channels panel, or choose New Channel from the Channels panel menu.
  2. Specify options in the New Channel dialog box.
  3. Paint on the new channel to mask out image areas.

Why is my layer mask white not black?

white means that your mask is transparent until you fill it with black. since then, there was no option to change the mask default settings from white to black otherwise you have to do what Noel suggested.

Why can I not make clipping mask?

You have to select more than one object. Both the path/shape that you want as clipping mask, and the object(s) you want to mask. The mask path/shape must be the top object in the layer.

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