On Tue, 2006-12-12 at 18:43 +0000, David Marrs wrote:
> selecting the mask, hitting copy and then selecting a new layer and hitting
> paste doesn't work; the mask gets added as a floating selection with its
> position changed and when I anchor it, it is merged directly into the
> layer instead of being applied as a mask.
You need to create a layer mask first, then paste into the layer mask.
> The other problem comes when I try to reposition the layer being masked.
If you do what I suggested above, you will get a floating mask that you
can position before anchoring it.
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