Moving and Duplicating Masks in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

Drag a layer mask or vector mask thumbnail in the Layers panel to move it from one layer to another.

Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) a layer or vector mask thumbnail in the Layers panel to create a copy of the mask.

Option + Shift -drag (Mac) | Alt  + Shift -drag (Win) to create copy of a layer mask while simultaneously inverting the mask. (Note: this shortcut does not work with a vector mask – in order to invert a vector mask, select the path with the Direct Selection tool and click the “Subtract From Shapes Area” icon  in the Options bar.)


Adobe Photoshop

Posted on 10-28-2015


Comments

  • By Matthias Holzhäuser - 7:29 AM on October 29, 2015  

    Simple Shortcut – but very useful! Little things who make the working with Photoshop better. Thank you!