I've unlinked the layer mask from the shape layer, and made sure the layer mask thumbnail is selected in the layers palette.
If I do a cmd-t on OSX to transform, Photoshop (CS6) selects the shape layer path to transform instead of the mask layer, even though the mask thumbnail is still selected and even if I have a marque selection.
Is this a bug?
Activate Move Tool (V) and enable its option Show Transform Controls to be able to transform the targeted unlinked mask. Clicking a little square handle will initiate Transform mode.
CS6 Shape Layer is really still the pre-CS6 shape layer - a Fill Layer with Vector Mask - but with the addition of a stroke attribute. The attempt to disguise it as a new special type of layer has resulted in inconsistencies, annoyances, inconveniences and deterioration of workflow.
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