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Old 03-28-2011, 10:54 AM
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Question Select Masked out object

I have a masked an object. I now want to select that object and copy it w/out the mask and paste it to a separate layer or file.
I attempted to use a quick mask on this layer on the object not the layer but that selected the entire area including the masked out portion.
Any suggestions?

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Doug
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:49 AM
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Re: Select Masked out object

On PC CTRL+J gives a new layer with selection only. The longer way is to goto EDIT/Copy then Edit/Paste.

With quick mask if you paint/mask the object then you will need to invert the selection (Menu Select/Inverse) prior to pasting otherwise your masked object will be hidden and the unpainted areas only will show. Once you have your mask defined (marching ants!) then either method above will give you a new layer
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:51 PM
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Re: Select Masked out object

Hi Tony,
The problem I am facing is that the layer w/ the subject is masked out and when I select it the selection does not include only what is visible but rather the entire area, i.e. the selection is including background that is masked out.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:03 PM
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Re: Select Masked out object

Try to dup the layer, on the dup right click on the mask select apply mask. This should to the trick, if your subject on the mask is white, if the other way around invert mask first :-)
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:18 PM
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Re: Select Masked out object

If you go to the Layers palette, hold the Ctrl key down and click your mouse on the Mask icon itself, then click on the icon of the image to activate the actual pixel layer, you can then copy and paste it. You can also go to the Channel palette and Ctrl+Click on the alpha / mask channel, then go back to the layer palette and select any layer you want and copy/paste the selection.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:27 PM
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Re: Select Masked out object

Thanks. I will look into that. I did find an option under the layer contextual menu that did the trick and was just about to post back. "Subtract Mask from Selection".

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