Why Can't I Paint Over the Dust and Scratches Mask?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by maria, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. maria

    maria Guest

    I have an image in an unlocked layer.
    I duplicate the layer and I apply the Dust and Scratches filter on
    the new layer.
    Then I hide this new layer by holding the Alt Key and clicking
    Add a Layer Mask.
    Why can't I paint over the mask with the history brush, or
    the regular brush?
    All I get with the regular brush is painting with the foreground
    color.
    If I try the history brush, I get

    "... the history state does not contain a corresponding layer".

    What is the problem? I am trying to delete dust and scratches
    of the image using the mask.
    Thank you!

    maria
     
    maria, Jul 8, 2005
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  2. maria

    tacit Guest

    You are on the wrong layer. You want to paint IN THE MASK, not in the
    layer.

    Look very closely at the Layers palette. The new layer you created will
    have two icons next to it. The first icon is the layer. The second icon
    is the layer mask. You must click on the icon for the layer mask, THEN
    paint.
    Of course. The History brush paints backward in time to the way the
    layer used to be. If you have just created a brand-new layer, the
    History brush will do nothing on that layer, because the layer has no
    history--you just created it.
     
    tacit, Jul 8, 2005
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