7.31. Intersect Layer Mask with Selection

The Intersect with Selection command converts the layer mask of the active layer into a selection. The intersection of this selection and the selection that is already active form the new selection for 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 image menubar through LayerMaskIntersect with Selection,

7.31.2.  Illustration of Intersecting the Layer Mask with the Selection

Figure 16.114.  Illustration of Intersecting the Layer Mask with the Selection

Illustration of Intersecting the Layer Mask with the 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 Intersect Mask with Selection: the selection of the non-transparent pixels of the active layer is the common part between the initial selection and the mask.