Lesson G: Saving & Loading Selections
Selection to Channel
Some selections take a while to make, and sometimes we discover we need them again. Luckily there is a way to store them and bring them back to life.
- Reopen the document called “F G color range.psd.”
In that document, we made a precise selection of everything except the sky pixels and used that selection to make a masked adjustment. That mask can get us that selection again!
- Hold down the ⌘/Ctrl key and click on the adjustment layer’s mask. You’ve got marching ants again.
How? Photoshop covertly keeps track of mask pixels in the Channels panel. Let’s have a look.
- Click on the mask again with no keys held down. We have to be sure its layer is highlighted and the mask is targeted. ...