I haven't found an answer to this in the forums, so here goes: I'm trying to apply an opacity mask to multiple layers (which happen to be contained within a Layer Mask). When I make the Opacity Mask, it takes all of the stuff on different layers and compresses them to a single layer (see attached images). I would like to keep the data on their assigned layers for later editing. I've done this before, but I have a feeling I have a setting or pref de-selected somewhere. Could the layer mask be the culprit?
Sure, Kurt. Here's a simplified test file I created with the same circumstances — a layer mask that contains sub-layers of map data. The top-most layer is a gradient. When I make an opacity mask using the top gradient and the map layers below, it moves all of the data to a single layer, usually the bottom one.