Hiding the vector mask

If you find that the presence of your vector mask is visually distracting, the quickest way to hide it is to use the keyboard shortcut.Type Control(PC)/Command(Mac)-h on the keyboard to hide the vector mask from view. If you want to show it, just type the same keyboard command. When the mask is hidden, this keyboard command reveals it, and vice-versa.

18 I Select the paint bucket tool and set your foreground color to black. Click in the background area of the image to fill it with red. This masks the area, thus removing it from your selection. Now, click in the areas between her neck and her ears, as well as the holes in her ears and her crown, to fill them with the red overlay, masking them as well. By masking everything except the inside regions of her body, we are ensuring that when we exit quickmask mode, we will have a selection that contains only that. Everything else that is masked, indicated by the red overlay, will fall outside of the selection border.


19 I Press the 'q' key to exit quickmask mode. Your mask is now converted to a selection border that surrounds only the inside areas of the figure. Choose Select>Modify>Expand from the menu to expand your currently active selection by only one or two pixels. Do not expand the selection too much or it will stray beyond the outline. Now, with the currently modified selection active, create a new solid color fill layer in the layers palette. Choose a bright yellow color from the picker and then drag your new, masked, solid color layer beneath the black outline layer in the layers palette.

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