The Quick Mask feature is for those of you who aren't necessarily looking to save a selection for later use, but want the ease of use that working with a selection layer can bring you.
To create a Quick Mask, follow these steps:
1. From the main menu, choose Selection1: Use Quick Mask. Or you can press Ctrl+M on your keyboard (3S+M on the Mac).
A new Quick Mask layer appears on the Layers palette. From here, it's just like working on a selection layer.
2. Use the Selection or Drawing tools to block off the area you want to make a selection from.
3. When the selection area(s) has been created, choose Selection1: Use Quick Mask.
The Quick Mask disappears, and you have your image layer selection all ready to go! See Figure 9-25.
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