I keep trying to create a layer mask but no matter what layer I try to perform the action on, the enable layer mask is ALWAYS greyed out. It's so annoying and this might result in me refraining to purchase Photoshop. Please somebody help me!
Enable Layer Mask from the Layer menu does not create a new mask - it turns on an existing one that had been turned off. It's greyed out because your layer doesn't currently have a mask, so there is nothing to enable.
To create a new layer mask, select your layer and click the Layer Mask icon in at the bottom of the Layers panel.
Thank you so much! You are a lifesaver
You're welcome. Enjoy getting to know Photoshop, and stop by here with any questions - there are lots of good people on here who will be glad to help you along.
You might also consider some online training sites, like Lynda.com. Photoshop is a powerful program, but the learning curve can be kind of steep.