I am trying to paste a layer into a mask, and for some reason I cannot do this in my file. The steps I follow are:
- Ctrl+A and copy my source layer; it's Layer 1 in my screenshot
- Alt+click the mask of the destination layer (=Hue/Saturation), but this doesn't do anything.
- Paste into the layer mask; this also doesn't do anything.
I tested in a new file and I could confirm that these steps work. But for some reason it doesn't work in the file I have been working on.
I don't know if it's related, but the selected layer is purple in the layers panel, not light grey. I don't know why this is happening. I don't know what it means.
Any advice would be appreciated.