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Dragging a mask to the trash applies it instead of deleting it

Jul 30, 2012 10:27 AM

Tags: #cs6 #masks

When I drag a layer mask to the trash, it applies the mask instead of deleting it, removing all masked out pixels. I don't believe this was the case before CS6. Is there a way to adjust this setting and make it simply delete the mask?

 

Right-clicking still gives me the option to delete the mask properly.

 
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    Jul 30, 2012 10:35 AM   in reply to gmrmstudio

    Hi gmrmstudio

    When you drag the mask to the trash can, you should be receiving a pop up window saying "Apply mask to layer before removing?". The options are apply, cancel, and delete.

     
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    Jul 30, 2012 10:41 AM   in reply to gmrmstudio

    You should see the following dialogue unless you've previously ticked "Don't show again". I guess you ticked that when recently applying a mask.

     

    Screen shot 2012-07-30 at 18.33.25.png

     

    I don't know how to make the dialogue reappear, except by resetting the entire Photoshop preferences.

     

    Edit: at bottom of Preferences > General is "Reset all warning dialogs". Maybe that'll bring back the dialogue.

     
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    Jul 30, 2012 10:39 AM   in reply to gmrmstudio

    If you previously lclicked "Don't show again" when recently applying a mask like conroy2009 said, you can reset your preferences and the dialogue window should show up again.

     
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    Jul 30, 2012 10:41 AM   in reply to Sharon Huang

    At bottom of Preferences > General is "Reset all warning dialogs". Maybe that'll bring back the dialogue without resetting all preferences.

     
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    Jul 30, 2012 7:29 PM   in reply to gmrmstudio

    You can also press the Alt (option) key while dragging the layer mask to the trash can to bypass the dialog and delete the mask without apply.

     
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