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I added mask to the layer:

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Then I want move or scale\transform it:

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But any attempt leads to the fact that the mask is transformed simultaneously with the layer:

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But I need:

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I redraw mask to to fit the result with scale, move and flip.

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As far as I know, the layer and its mask are always linked.

You can copy the mask to a layer to edit it:

  • While editing the mask: Edit>Copy
  • Edit>Paste as>New layer

And when done editing that layer, copy the layer back to the mask:

  • Edit>Copy
  • Click on the mask in the Layers list to make it the target
  • Edit>Paste
  • Layer>Anchor (which will actually merge the floating selection in the mask)

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