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Layer Mask: Quick Masking in Photoshop Elements

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
January 28, 2013

In Photoshop CS versions, Quick Mask Mode is accessed by pressing Q. But, in Elements, things are a little different

Quick Mask in Photoshop Elements

If you’re using Photoshop Elements, you may not be aware of Quick Mask mode. This is because it’s not as obvious as it is in Photoshop CS versions.

After making a selection and applying a layer mask, press the \ button to enter and exit Elements’s Quick Mask Mode.

The masked area will appear as a red overlay, onto which you can paint with the Brush or Eraser tools to edit the area selectively.

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  • Catherine Gautier

    Thank you so much for this tutorial, I had access to CS6 and as you said it was pretty obvious, switching to Elements 13 wasn’t.