View Full Version : A quick question on selections
09-15-2004, 03:51 PM
Hi there guys,
learning Photoshop right now (its as cool as) but have a quick question on selections.
What happens when you keep ctrl down and click on a layer. It says load selection
does this load the selection currently on that layer or does it copy it to another layer ???
Any help would be appreciated
09-15-2004, 04:31 PM
If I understand you correctly, CTRL+LEFT CLICK on a layer in the layer window, then this should select the outline of the layer.
09-15-2004, 07:57 PM
As far as I know selections don't "copy" to layers. Selections are "individual entities" that can effect any layer in the stack given that any layer is selected
If layer 1 is selected (in the layers palette) then the selection applies to layer 1, if layer 2 is selected then the selection applies to layer 2, ect.
Ctrl+Click on a layer thumbnail loads that layers transparency as a selection.
ctrl click layer generates a selection based upon the transparent areas of the selection of the layer ctrl clicked.
selections are useable on any layer/channel/mask etc, but will apply to which ever layer/channel/mask is selected at the time.
09-16-2004, 03:45 PM
Ctrl+Click on a layer thumbnail loads that layers transparency as a selection.Incorrect; it selects the non-transparent pixels, not the transparency itself.
09-16-2004, 04:54 PM
Incorrect; it selects the non-transparent pixels, not the transparency itself. Correct, sorry my bad, RTM its a direct quote from the listing in the keyboard shortcuts... maybe adobe should fix that
01-19-2006, 06:00 AM
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