I created several color fill layers that I thought were layer masks, is it possible to change it to layer masks?

The color fills are silhouettes, so a basic shape that looks like a layer mask. any direction is appreciated.

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Command/Ctrl+click the layer thumbnail in the Layers Panel.

Highlight the layer you want to add a mask to in the Layers Panel.

Click the New Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers Panel.

Turn off the visibility for the layer with the shape.

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    Double facepalm.
    – Joonas
    Dec 21, 2018 at 13:27
  • HA!!!!!!!! That hadn't even occurred to me :)
    – Scott
    Dec 21, 2018 at 17:34

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