7.33. Subtract Masks from Selection

The Subtract Masks from Selection command converts the layer masks of the selected layers into a selection, which is subtracted from the selection that is already active in the image.

White areas of the layer mask are selected, black areas are not selected, and gray areas are converted into feathered selections. The layer mask itself is not modified by this command.

7.33.1. Activating the Command

You can access this command

  • From the main menu through LayerMaskSubtract Masks from Selection.

7.33.2. Illustration of Subtract Masks from Selection

Obrázek 16.100. Illustration of Subtract Masks from Selection

Illustration of Subtract Masks from Selection

On the left, the original image with a selection. In the middle, the Layers Dialog with a layer mask created with the Layer's alpha channel option. On the right, the result after applying Subtract Masks from Selection: the selection of the non-transparent pixels of the active layer is subtracted from the initial selection.