Photoshop paste into a layer mask

You want to create a layer mask and paste an image into it

  1. copy the image you want in the mask
  2. create a new layer and put black over the whole thing
  3. add a layer mask and option click it to get into the mask edit mode
  4. cmd + optn + shft + v to paste the image into the mask
  5. cmd + i to invert it
  6. profit

 

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