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Moving Channel Masks Between Documents

Once you create a channel mask in one document, it is possible to move that channel mask from document to document. While most channel masks are so specific to a particular document, it wouldn't be practical to move them—a channel mask defining a selection of a tree line against a blue sky—many channel masks can be used over and over again. For example, a series of channel masks that create unique selection borders around an image. You spent a lot of time creating the borders, and you would like to apply those same border selections to other images. If that's the case, then increase your efficiency by saving them as layer masks and moving them between documents. Not only will it save you a lot of time, but using selections more than once can add a sense of cohesiveness to a design.

Move Channel Masks Between Documents

Open a document that contains a channel mask.

Open a second document (this is the document you will move the mask into).

Position the two document windows side-by-side.

Click the document containing the channel mask.

Select the Channels palette.

Drag the channel mask from the Channels palette into the open document window of the second document.


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