is this option in PS CS5? I can't seem to find this refine mask. There is a refine edge but this does not open to the properties window.
Thanx but i'm still in the dark. I'll keep trying. Mostly I keep hitting
buttons till it starts to act right. I've never had any training using PP
or PS. Pretty much just play with it until i hit the right button and yell
eureka I got it. This was the first time I had used the forum for an
answer. Thanx again.
with a layer mask selected, you can also use Filter/Other/Min or Max to expand or contract a mask.
Thanx, that answer was exactly what I have been looking for. That shrinking
and expanding of a mask was one of the things I had not been able to figure
out. I pretty much trained myself using Picture Publisher and it has been a
bit trying at times to accomplish the same in PS. Going from one software
to another without the understanding of the logic is, well it strains the
mind. I enjoy PS and it has so much more that can be done with it. I don't
really use PS for photos. I scan ink drawing into it and then I use the
computer to color and manipulate the drawings. I don't do it for a job. I
pretty much use it to annoy my friends and as a hobby. Thanks again. The
expanding and contracting mask had been driving me nuts for some time. As i
said this was the first time I have use the forum and I will include it
into my resource box rather than banging my head against the wall. [image:
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Before mask is created, you can use the menu/selection/ to add/increase or reduce the selection, (by your choice of the number of pixels) then convert that to a mask, or when you choose 'add an adjustment layer', the selection will automatically create the mask on the new adjustment layer.
it's awesome! thank you!