7.29. Add Layer Mask to Selection

The Add to Selection command converts the layer mask of the active layer into a selection, which is added to 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.

7.29.1. Activating the Command

  • You can access this command from the image menubar through LayerMaskAdd to Selection,

7.29.2. Illustration of Add Layer Mask to Selection

Figure 16.112. Illustration of Add Layer Mask to Selection

Illustration of Add Layer Mask 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 Mask to Selection: the selection of the non-transparent pixels of the active layer is added to the initial selection.