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.

How do I enable a layer mask in Photoshop?

Create a layer mask

  1. Select a layer in the Layers panel.
  2. Click the Add layer mask button at the bottom of the Layers panel. A white layer mask thumbnail appears on the selected layer, revealing everything on the selected layer.

Why can’t I choose select and mask in Photoshop?

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Looks like your in Quick Mask Mode. Click on the Quick Mask icon at the bottom of the tools panel to exit Quick Mask and hoppefully Select and Mask will be available.

How do you make a layer mask in Photoshop?

Select the layer you wish to mask. Hold down ctrl (command on Mac, probably), left-click and hold on the shape, and drag it on top of the layer you wish to mask.

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.

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How do I create a black layer in Photoshop?

Click the Fill/Adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel and select Solid Color. Pick a color from the Color Picker that appears. You can move the round selector to adjust the color, and then click OK.

How do I reset a selection Mask in Photoshop?

After you make the selection, click [Select and Mask] on the context menu at top of screen to open Properties. In the Properties box click INVERT and then below that check the box for Remember Settings.

Can you make a clipping Mask in Photoshop?

Create a clipping mask

Hold down Alt (Option in Mac OS), position the pointer over the line dividing two layers in the Layers panel (the pointer changes to two overlapping circles), and then click. In the Layers panel, select the top layer of a pair of layers you want to group, and choose Layer > Create Clipping Mask.

Why is my layer mask white not black?

Select the layer mask in the layers panel. Then go to Image > adjustments > invert and the black part of the mask will turn white and the white part will turn black. select BLACK as fill color from drop down menu.

Can’t click Layers Photoshop?

You’re either going to have to turn off “Auto-Select” on your Move tool, or click somewhere on your image where there is content. When you left-click with Move tool with the Auto-Select option on, it selects that layer that first has content below where you click.

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