I have a color photo that I'm editing in Photoshop this way:

  1. select > color range > Midtones

  2. Layer > New adjustment layer > Hue/Saturation

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When I do ALT+click on the mask thumbnail in the layers panel this is what I see:

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Now I want to save what I see in the mask preview as an image (in black and white). How can I achieve this?

  • With the process you are describing you are NOT working on a mask, you are on the image.
    – Rafael
    Jul 18, 2018 at 19:52
  • I edited my question, look at the mask above the layer
    – Frank
    Jul 18, 2018 at 20:27
  • Frank I took the liberty to edit your question to make it more understandable, feel free to roll it back if you think it's not what you wanted to ask.
    – Luciano
    Jul 19, 2018 at 15:58
  • yes, it is more understandable !
    – Frank
    Jul 19, 2018 at 19:32
  • Does resolution matter to you? Have you tried taking a simple screenshot?
    – curious
    Jul 24, 2018 at 17:23

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Select your mask, create a new layer and fill the selection with white. Create a new color layer, paint it black and move it under the previous one. Perhaps the colors are reversed, I can't tell from your image; in that case just fill the layers with reversed colors.

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