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I can't figure out why my layer masks aren't 100% opaque.

by llamadesign / May 3, 2007 4:32 AM PDT

Here's the deal: The last couple of days my layer masks have been screwed up. They aren't masking at 100% even though both my brush and layer opacity/fill is set at 100%. Is there some setting I'm missing here?

Here is an image of my work area so you can see my settings:

I'm on Windows XP running CS2. Any ideas?

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Forground color

Nevermind. My forground color wasn't set to pure black. Stupid mistake.

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Thanks for tipping us off on what was wrong.
by grimgraphix / May 5, 2007 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Forground color

So many folk (including myself sometimes) ask a question but figure it out on their own... leaving others to wonder what ever happened.

Good tip/reminder about making sure the masking color is pure black.

Reminds me it might be useful if Adobe were to put a color thumbnail swatch up there with the opacity/flow controls the same way they do with the control bar for Illustrator.


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i see
by marcelomdsc / May 17, 2007 6:00 AM PDT

your layer mask blend mode is normal but is it your actual layer blending mode set to normal also?

thats is the only other thing i can think of.

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