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With this option, the Quick Mask button in the toolbox appears as a gray circle on a white background _I.

To toggle between the Masked Areas and Selected Areas options for quick masks, Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the Quick Mask mode button.

3 To choose a new mask color, click the color box, and choose a new color. (See "Using the Adobe Color Picker" on page 261.)

4 To change the opacity, enter a value between 0% and 100%.

Both the color and opacity settings affect only the appearance of the mask and have no effect on how underlying areas are protected. Changing these settings may make the mask more easily visible against the colors in the image.

You can convert this temporary mask to a permanent alpha channel by switching to standard mode and choosing Select > Save Selection.

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