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    hi

    i have noticed a strange behavior ,or it's me

    i wanted to create a mask , with calculation

    the screenshot
    http://i.imgur.com/KRzDINB.png

    i have my channel masks
    http://i.imgur.com/A4Szd8e.png

    but when i Ctrl+click on it and adjustament layer Curve , i get a cuver with the mask inverted
    http://i.imgur.com/zG39AdU.png

    why?
    thanks

  • #2
    Re: select an alpha channel my mask is inverted wh

    Hi Mantra
    Channels can be set so the color (or the black areas) represent the masked areas and they also can be set so the color (or the black areas) represent the selected areas.

    You have your channels set for the later of those two options so when when you load the channel as a selection and create a Layer mask, it will appear inverted as Layer mask always show black as the masked areas.

    You can verify this by double clicking the channel and it will show which mode you have selected. I would check that first.

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    • #3
      Re: select an alpha channel my mask is inverted wh

      Originally posted by John Wheeler View Post
      Hi Mantra
      Channels can be set so the color (or the black areas) represent the masked areas and they also can be set so the color (or the black areas) represent the selected areas.

      You have your channels set for the later of those two options so when when you load the channel as a selection and create a Layer mask, it will appear inverted as Layer mask always show black as the masked areas.

      You can verify this by double clicking the channel and it will show which mode you have selected. I would check that first.
      hi
      thanks John
      another fix !!!!
      appreciate your help

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      • #4
        Re: select an alpha channel my mask is inverted wh

        You're welcome Mantra

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