Inverting the layermask

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lets say I add a layermask to a shot and use it to increase the sharpness of a selected area of that shot. If I then wanted to reduce (say) the noise of the opposite area is there a way to invet the layermask selection for another layer to do the noise editing on?
     
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    On the Layers Pallet, right click on the mask and select 'set layer mask to selection'. Then you can either invert that selection and make a new mask on your new layer...or you can hold down Ctrl (or is it Alt?) and click on the 'create layer mask' button (this will create a mask that is opposite of your selection).
     
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    ahh now the lack of CS3 hits me.
    I am using elements 6 with an added layermask. I have tried your latter suggestion, and whilst I find I can copy the selection area, I can't paste it into a new layermask. I also note that when I do copy and paste the copied version is slightly transparant rather than beeing fully solid
    Thanks though :)
     

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