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Quick Mask not working

Oct 31, 2008 8:59 AM

I run SC3 on a PC. The other day I did something that has made it so my quick mask selection no longer works but I do not know what it was. What happens is after in go into the quick mask mode (tap the q key) and with the brush color the section I wish to mask; I then tap the q key again to exit the quick mask mode but the marching ants surround the entire photo not my selection. When in the quick mask mode it does show on the title bar that I am in the quick mask mode and when I tap q again that I am going back to normal mode. Any help will be appreciated.
 
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    Oct 31, 2008 9:40 AM   in reply to (Carl_Velie)
    Check the quick mask options. I think it is possible to change the red tint to other colors, and to make it invisible. That might be what happened to you. You can also change so that eraser does what paint brush used to do.

    Double click on the quick mask icon to open the options.
     
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    Nov 1, 2008 4:53 AM   in reply to (Carl_Velie)
    In the Quick Mask Options dialog (see Don's post), there is a selector for "Color Indicates:", with a choice of 'Masked Areas' or 'Selected Areas'.

    You probably have it set for 'Masked Areas'.
     
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    Nov 2, 2008 11:52 PM   in reply to (Carl_Velie)
    This message usually comes up when the selection is heavily feathered. You can try it on a new unfeathered selection to prove that the tool is OK.
     
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    Nov 3, 2008 3:56 PM   in reply to (Carl_Velie)
    While Quick Mask is active, look in the Channels palette, and isolate the Quick Mask channel. Are the blacks black, and the whites white, or is there grey instead?
     
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    Nov 4, 2008 6:36 AM   in reply to (Carl_Velie)
    Kinda what I was saying in message 1. Sorry for not being more explicit.
     
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