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120 Points

Sun, Jul 3, 2016 2:47 AM

Photoshop CC 2015.5: Select and Mask does not work

When I first installed PS 2015.5, the select and mask feature worked just fine.  Then, I went to utilize it this evening, and every time I tried to open an image in the select and mask window, the entire image would already be selected upon opening, and nothing could be subtracted or changed in the selection.  The select tools work outside of the select and mask window, as they did in previous versions, but this new feature doesn't seem to be working at all.  Help!

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4K Points

5 y ago

Did the layer maybe already have a white mask? If so, invert it (in or outside of Select and Mask).

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5 y ago

No... I tried multiple images.. None had anything selected before opening in select and mask. None of the actions available inside select and mask, including invert, did anything. The entire image just shows the overlay in red.

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104 Points

Hi -Same issue here in NYC... were you ever able to resolve it? I also just updated to the 2017 version and it's still happening. So. Frustrating. 

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60 Points

5 y ago

I have the same problem. Were you able to resolve it? If so, how?

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6.5K Points

Another solution is to use the old refine edge which is still in 2017! First make your selection than go to the select menu, hold shift and choose Select and mask. the old refine edge will open.

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5 y ago

Select and mask is still buggy on a lot of systems. Under preferences of Photoshop, under he gpu settings, turn of Opencl. fixes a few select and mask quirks...

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it ́s broken... lets not sugarcoat it. that ́s what adobe employees do all the time.

some even say the new tool is superior... yet they can not proof it is.

next time you come around someone associated with adobe on a convention... tell them they should show you how to mask with this new tool!!

just like trump they repeat things and hope people will believe it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTw78XQNjAo

397 Messages

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Or you can do what I do and use the old refine edge. it is in all versions up to and including 2017!

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Thanks John and Tanja... 
John I am unable to find it in version 2017. Where is it located?

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OK, make your selection as usual. go to the select menu, not the button. Hold shift and click on select and mask. The old refine edge tool will open instead.

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That's killer. Thanks so much.