So, when you're editing a picture using the layer mask, you have the black paint on the paint brush to select it. You paint it, and you see in the side-panel: the right side which is the layer, and the left side which is the white box with black paint on it. You'd think the black paint would also be where you can see it while you're editing the damn picture. But I am not proper enough to know how to make this "paint"... appear! Where the hell is my "paint," and why wouldn't it be on the main picture? Damn it, I just want to make a basic mask. Thanks for your help.
Alt Click on the layer's layer mask in the layers palette if you want to display the layer mask in the main window not the composite.
Hey, thank you! One other problem, though: now it's just a white screen with black paint. I need to see what I'm painting around. Thanks Again!