10 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2018 11:42 AM by Barbara Ash

    Select > Color Range grayed out even if the layer max has been merged into layer

    Kansas_54 Level 1

      Hello all,

      I am trying to select the red from the outline of a piece of text to then erase it, however it simply won't let me because the color range option is grayed out.

      I was using a layer mask to make a "fade-out" effect with the gradient tool, I found a Yahoo! Answers thread and the best answer was to go back to regular editing by right clicking on the masked layer, but the mask has already been merged with some layers so it's not there anymore. Even if there are no masks anymore the grayout won't go.

      This is really frustrating... if someone knows the answer don't hesitate to help me, I'd be grateful, thanks!