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Luminosity masks give red overlay in cs5 - why?

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Old 10-04-2011, 07:46 PM
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Luminosity masks give red overlay in cs5 - why?

I've become a fan of luminosity masks thanks to Amica 666's action given freely on here. However, since switching to CS5 I've found that when I try to load a mask as a selection I get a red overlay of everything. I thought at first it was just automatically switching into Quick Mask but it's not that. Not an alpha channel either. I can't figure it out, nor how to get rid of it and it's b****y annoying. Can anyone help?

PS Sorry to post here but I've found I don't get any answers in other forums and the really knowledgeable ppl are here.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:44 PM
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Re: Luminosity masks give red overlay in cs5 - why

I have to ask first. Are you absolutely sure the only channel checked off and active is the RGB composite channel?
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:55 AM
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Re: Luminosity masks give red overlay in cs5 - why

Yes, and the individual rgb channels. Plus the layer mask I'm creating the selection from. This has only started since I upgraded to CS5; worked fine in CS3 (missed CS4).
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:32 AM
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Re: Luminosity masks give red overlay in cs5 - why

Keyboard shortcuts have changed between CS3 and CS5 for selecting Luminosity for composite. Have you tried the keyboard shortcut CMD + Click Composite Channel Thumbnail (Ctrl + Click composite thumbnail for PC).

If you are using the shortcut key involved "~" for CS3 that does not work for CS5 anymore I believe (going from memory).

Hope this is correct and helpful.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:47 PM
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Re: Luminosity masks give red overlay in cs5 - why

You've hit it, John. The shortcut in CS3 was actually shift+click on the channel thumbnail to load as a selection. It is now, indeed, ctrl+click (CMD+click). Thank you.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:05 PM
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Re: Luminosity masks give red overlay in cs5 - why

Glad that worked for you. Keyboard shortcuts is one of the few areas in photoshop that typically ends up not being entirely backwards compatible
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