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I have a section of a picture selected, and I would like to convert that selection to a vector mask on a layer with a black background. I have looked in the manuals and help file, but I could not find out if this is possible. Might somebody be able to suggest a way? Thanks Mathias(2)...

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    Default Convert Selection To Vector Mask?

    I have a section of a picture selected, and I would like to convert that selection to a vector mask on a layer with a black background. I have looked in the manuals and help file, but I could not find out if this is possible.

    Might somebody be able to suggest a way?

    Thanks
    Mathias(2)
    Mathias(2) Guest

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    Default Re: Convert Selection To Vector Mask?

    If a selection is active [marching ants] when you create a mask, the mask takes on the shape of the selection. So, just make your selection, create a solid black layer and add a mask to it.

    Hope that's what you're after.
    Colin Walls Guest

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    The mask button says "add layer mask", not "Add vector mask"

    I need a vector mask
    Mathias(2) Guest

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    Default Re: Convert Selection To Vector Mask?

    Sorry. I don't know what a vector mask is.
    Colin Walls Guest

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    Default Re: Convert Selection To Vector Mask?

    The mask button says "add layer mask", not "Add vector mask"

    I need a vector mask
    Mathias(2) Guest

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    Default Re: Convert Selection To Vector Mask?

    search for the phrase "Creating and editing vector masks" in the online help (F1).
    dave milbut Guest

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    Default Re: Convert Selection To Vector Mask?

    Go to the paths palette and create a path from the selection and save! Simple!
    ID. Awe Guest

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    Default Re: Convert Selection To Vector Mask?

    I did. Layer > Vector Mask > Current Path

    But current path is disabled because it is a selection not a path.

    Perhaps I should ask how to turn a selection into a vector shape?

    Thanks
    Mathias(2)
    Mathias(2) Guest

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    Perhaps I should ask how to turn a selection into a vector shape?




    perhaps you should look in the manual... you'd be done by now. there's a button in the paths palette for convert selection to path.
    dave milbut Guest

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    ....The one that looks like a martian (I got that from Photoshop mamma)
    Pierre Courtejoie Guest

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    Default Re: Convert Selection To Vector Mask?

    Telling someone to look at the manual is very unhelpful.
    If one person is asking, it means more than chances are, more than one person is asking the same question.
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