Pasting into a layer mask


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Pasting into a layer mask

Somebody asked me recently, how do you paste something into a layer mask and my response was, well, just click in the layer mask and paste, right? And they are like well, it won't work. I'm like all right, I have to think about it for a second. So here, I'm going to show you how you can paste into a layer mask. Let's say that we want to use this shape here, this layer full of flowers. We want to use that as a mask. You can see I've already got black and transparency, but I just want to paste this content in a layer mask, where the black flowers are going to knock out whatever on the layer I'm applying this mask to.

So I'm going to begin by going back to this document over here and let's set up a group that we'll apply the layer mask to. So I'm going to select these five layers or so, Shift-clicking on the first one and then Shift-clicking on the last one to get things started. I'll group them, Command+G or Ctrl+G, put them in a group and th...

Pasting into a layer mask
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Pasting into a layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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