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Weekly Chatter:How Adjustment Layer Mask "Hide All"..?
Monday August 9, 2004

Section 1: How Adjustment Layer Mask "Hide All"..?






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AuthorSubject: How Adjustment Layer Mask "Hide All"..?  
Paul Kramarchyk
Posted on Fri Aug 6, 2004 2:09 AM

When a new Adjustment Layer is created the default layer mask type is "Reveal All." (Painting with black erases the effect.) Is there a quick way to make the mask a "Hide All" type?

In order to get a Hide All mask I've been deleting the default layer mask, then creating a new mask via: Layer> Add Layer Mask> Hide All... this is a pain.


Des Williams
Posted on Fri Aug 6, 2004 6:31 AM

Hi There,

Hold down the Option key while clicking the 'Add layer mask icon' at bottom of the Layers pallete.

Des


Paul Kramarchyk
Posted on Fri Aug 6, 2004 6:44 AM

re: Adjustment Layer Masks (Reveal All & Hide All)

So you can't "convert" the default [Reveal All] mask to a [Hide All] mask, true? In other words, you must first delete the default Reveal All mask. Then, create a new mask by holding down the Alt key while clicking the new mask icon in the layers pallet.


Richard Marcellus
Posted on Fri Aug 6, 2004 8:09 AM

Paul,

1. Click on the layer you want to change
2. Layer>Add Vector Mask>Hide All
3. Layer>Rasterize>Vector Mask

Your reveal all mask will disappear and be replaced by a hide all mask.

Richard


Lanny Ziering
Posted on Fri Aug 6, 2004 9:05 AM

Click on the layer mask icon in the adjustmnet layer. Click "control/command" and "I" That will invert the layer mask from white to black or if it is black it will invert it to white. But as suggegsted above, when you are creatng the layer you can do this just by holding the "option/alt" key.


Paul Kramarchyk
Posted on Fri Aug 6, 2004 10:22 AM

Lanny,
>Click on Layer then Control+I works as you describe. It inverts the layer mask. That's what I want... thanks

However, if hold the "option/alt" key AND click on the create new adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the layers pallet, I do not get an inverted mask (hide all). I get an all white mask regardless or whether I hold Alt or not.


Katrin Eismann
Posted on Fri Aug 6, 2004 10:38 AM

Option/alt on the MASK ICON to get the black mask NOT the image adjustment
layer icon.

Katrin

On 8/6/04 11:30 AM, "IR - Paul Kramarchyk" <revuemail@imagingrevue.com>
carefully wrote:

> Lanny,
>> Click on Layer then Control+I works as you describe. It inverts the layer
>> mask. That's what I want... thanks
>
> However, if hold the "option/alt" key AND click on the create new adjustment
> layer icon at the bottom of the layers pallet, I do not get an inverted mask
> (hide all). I get an all white mask regardless or whether I hold Alt or not.
>
> --------------------------------------------------


Karen Buckland
Posted on Fri Aug 6, 2004 10:42 AM

>
> However, if hold the "option/alt" key AND click on the create new adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the layers pallet, I do not get an inverted mask (hide all). I get an all white mask regardless or whether I hold Alt or not.
>

It's the Option key on the Mac, and the actual Alt key on the PC (to the right of the Option/Alt key if you have a dually-labeled keyboard).

Karen


Paul Kramarchyk
Posted on Fri Aug 6, 2004 10:56 AM

Does anybody read the question? (see top of this chain)

I want to create a *ADJUSTMENT LAYER* (emphasis on "ADJUSTMENT") with an inverted mask (Hide All, i.e., a black mask on the newly created adjustment layer.

I'm using PS CS. Works fine. No problems.

Now, as stated above:
1) if hold the ALT-key (I know what the ALT key is) AND (this mean simultaneously, or at the same time) (Note Katrin, I'm not adding a mask to an existing layer.)
2) click on the create new adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the layers pallet (the little circle half black/white),
3) I DO NOT GET an inverted mask (hide all).
4) I get an all white mask regardless or whether I hold ALT-key or not.

BTW, Lanny gave me the answer. (click the mask after the new adustment layer is made, then CTRL+I inverts the mask) See me reply two posts up. But the hold Alt while creating a new adjustment layer thing does not work. Or perhaps we have a failure to communicate.


David Harradine
Posted on Sun Aug 8, 2004 3:15 AM

Holding down the alt key when creating an adjustment layer from the bottom of the layer palette should bring up the new layer options where you can name it, color code, choose to group it and select a blending mode.

Holding down the alt key when adding an layer mask from the bottom of the layer palette will create a hide all (Black Mask)

The fastest way to create a hide all adjustment layer mask is indeed to invert it.


Paul Kramarchyk
Posted on Sun Aug 8, 2004 7:00 AM

Thank you David... you have restored my faith in humanity. Not only did you actually read the question (a rare and admirable trait), you also provide two right answers.
many many thanks!
paul





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