Adobe Photoshop and selection masks

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I was wondering if anybody knows if Adobe can save masks. For instance I might make a mask that is 300x300 and save it. That way for whatever picture I open I can immediately apply a 300x300 mask over the picture and move it around until I get the right contents in the picture and then can easily size it down so that all my thumbs are the same size. I can do that with Picture Publisher 8, but haven't found it in Adobe yet. Not sure if it can be done, or if it makes sense what I am saying.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

you cant save the mask but you can save a template.psd with a layer containing a 300X300 box. You can then select that and use your selection.
Thats the long way of sayin' no, I guess.

(you can do about the same in Illustrator if thats what your using)

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That makes sense, might give that a try. Thanks.
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funny, cuz i told him the same thing once....oh well, he never listens to me
anyway. :P

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i hope i understood the question..
to save the mask in the same documents of your project, you can make it,select it,go to channels palette save the selection as channel!that's all!you can have the selection when ever you want only by apple-click(i've a Mac i don't know for the Pc)on the channel created.
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Well that does work for the same image, but later down the road when I open a new image I don't think it would work then, as I would have to re-create that channel and mask. Or is there a way to open a saved channel lets say from a couple weeks ago?
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i think the best way if you want to use a mask in differents files is open the file where you have created the channel,click it to have the selection of the mask and drag the selection in the new file..if you don't want to create a templeate file...
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:? i think that you'd better to save the layer as psd and drag everytime you wanna use it !
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Best practice method for saving masks:

Select your mask and save it in a channel.

When you become more familiar with Photoshop, you will come to understand that some of the special effects and features of Photoshop are accessable only through saved channels.

If you simply save it as a layer in a PSD file, you will never be able to access that layer through the UI in another document. You will always have to open the document first, which is unnecessary.

Saving channels saves time and is a more efficient way to do things in PS.



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you could just record the mask creation as an action....

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