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I have a layer in Photoshop that I'd like to use as a layer mask, is this at all possible?

It's a black & white layer with some gradients that I would like to apply to another layer that's a solid color, but I can't figure out how to just edit a layer mask to copy and paste the image in.

P.S. I have Adobe CS5

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layer masks are under channels

  1. copy your layer

  2. select the layer that you want to mask and create a mask

  3. go to channels and paste into the mask channel

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