5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2013 1:07 PM by Matt Dubuque

    How did I accidentally convert all my images to 8-bit?

    Matt Dubuque Level 1



      Five minutes ago, I verified that my image in Camera Raw prior to importing into Adobe Photoshop CS6 was in 16-bit mode.


      Immediately after I imported it into Photoshop and it became a .psd document, I verified once again that it was still in 16-bit mode.


      Then I created a duplicate layer, selected the sky, and created a layer mask from that selection.


      No big deal.


      NOW I SEE, per the below, that I am in 8-bit mode.


      Why is that?


      Is it true that ANY MASK I create forces the entire image into 8-bit mode?







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