Do one of the following in the Channels palette:
• Select the alpha channel, click the Load Selection button o at the bottom of the palette, and then click the composite color channel near the top of the palette.
• Drag the channel containing the selection you want to load onto the Load Selection button.
• Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) the channel containing the selection you want to load.
• To add the mask to an existing selection, press Ctrl+Shift (Windows) or Command+Shift (Mac OS), and click the channel.
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