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Hardrocker88

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I am currently having issues with vector masking on Photoshop CS4.

I am trying to crop a persons images out from a white background,
but when I do, they get masked and the background is revealed.

I don't know if there was a button I pushed, or a setting to change,
but this is how I have normally cropped all the images I do, and I
don't know why it is masking the inverse now.

Does anyone know how to change this?
 

iDad

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sounds like you selected inverse on your selection, right click it and click inverse again
 

hawkeye

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If it's a layer mask ctrl+i will invert it. If it's a vector mask, select the path then click the Subtract From Path Area icon at the top.
 

iDad

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can you show us a screenshot of your workspace?
 

Hardrocker88

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It's strange. I tired it out on another images, pushing the add to path area, and it worked.
For some reason though, on the images im working on, it doesn't work. So I many have
to start all over i guess, maybe some sort of glitch
 

iDad

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check the image mode in it in index mode? if so hange it to rgb or what ever it is you need or remove background layer could be locked
 

TerryC

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check the image mode in it in index mode? if so hange it to rgb or what ever it is you need or remove background layer could be locked
Yikes, I was thinking that same thing. You just beat me to the reply. :p And I believe we are all using CS5, but I don't believe anything changed between versions on this. :D
 

Hardrocker88

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Ya, I guess I was not selecting the mask correctly, but I was able to invert it by clicking the add to path (+) button on the top.
Thanks for all of your help!
 

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