Paste Into a Selection in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

If you have an active selection in your document (marching ants) and have content on the clipboard, selecting Edit > Paste Special > Paste Into will paste the content from the clipboard onto a new layer  and automatically convert the selection into a Layer mask!

Command + Option + Shift + V (Mac) | Control + Alt + Shift + V (Win) is the shortcut for Paste Into.

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Image with active selection.

 

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Selection converted to a layer mask after choosing Edit > Paste Special > Paste Into.


Adobe Photoshop

Posted on 04-26-2016