Edit selection as layer using Quick Mask

Using Quick Mask mode, you can modify (or create) a selection using pixel-editing tools.

When entering this mode, your selection is temporarily presented as a pixel mask. Pixels can be added or erased using the standard Painting and Erase tools.

By default, the Quick Mask is presented in the workspace as a translucent red overlay. The red areas are not included in the selection. This default view can be changed to show the masked area as black, white or transparent depending on your preferences.

Quick Mask To edit a selection using Quick Mask mode:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Press Q.
    • On the Toolbar, click Quick Mask.
    • From the Select menu, select Edit Selection As Layer.
  2. Click or drag on the page using any pixel-editing tool.
  3. Repeat step 1 to exit Quick Mask mode and display the selection as a marquee.
  4. (Optional) To create a layer mask using the current selection, from the Layer menu, select New Mask Layer.
Quick Mask To change Quick Mask view:

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