7.31. Masks to Selection

The Masks to Selection command converts the layer masks of the selected layers into a selection, which replaces 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.

7.31.1. Activating the Command

You can access this command

  • From the main menu through LayerMaskMasks to Selection.

  • From the Layers Dialog, you can access it through the Masks to Selection command of its context menu.

7.31.2. Illustration of Masks to Selection

Kuva 16.98. Illustration of Masks to Selection

Illustration of ”Masks to 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 Masks to Selection: the selection of the non-transparent pixels of the selected layer replaces the initial selection.