Loading selections from mask-holding layers


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Loading selections from mask-holding layers

Here are all the mask holding layers, so now we need to organize them and learn how to load them for use. First, select all the mask holding layers, and then holding down the shift key, click on the group icon that looks like a little file folder. That puts everything that's selected into a new group, And let's call it Mask Holding layers, open up the group to reveal all the layers. You can load any selection you want by Cmd or Ctrl clicking into the layer thumbnail preview, but it can be hard to remember what mask contains what selection.

Let me show you a cool feature in Photoshop that you may not be aware of. If you Cmd or Ctrl right-click on any area inside of your work area, Photoshop shows you all the visible layers that have pixels beneath where you're clicking. If you select a layer from the drop down menu, Photoshop selects that same layer in the layers window. And you can swing over in Cmd or Ctrl click on that layer to load the selection from it. Obviously, you can't work with...

Loading selections from mask-holding layers
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Loading selections from mask-holding layers provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone

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3D + Animation Design
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Photoshop
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