Editing layer masks In black-and-white.
Layer mask is a 8-bit (grayscale) image adding an extra alpha channel to the content layer
Active layer mask
The color panel turns to grayscale when a mask is active. To learn more about using the color panel in general see page 117
This is what you see while editing a layer mask
This is what actually happens on the mask
You are editing the mask but you don't see the mask itself
Dark colors on the mask add transparency, bright colors reveal the content of the content layer.
Infinite Painter’s Manual
Studio • Layers • Page 167
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