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In the older versions of Adobe Photoshop (up to cs2) if you held down ctrl then clicked on a text layer it would make a selection in the shape of the text. It appears that this is no longer possible in CS4.
Anyone have any idea how to do this in CS4?
Cheers for any help!
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Why not just click on the background of the text layer with the magic wand tool then select inverse.. won't that work?
Or right click on the text layer in the layers box and select 'create work path'. You should either then be able to use this for selections, copying etc
Because its on extra step then i used to have to do. It appears this is the same problem on any type of layer (not just text).
Basically, I want to make a selection of the contents of a layer.
Quote: if you held down ctrl then clicked on a text layer it would make a selection in the shape of the text. It appears that this is no longer possible in CS4.
It does work, just like that. I just tried it....maybe your ctrl key is broken
EDIT : Make sure you click in the layer thumbnail..it won't work on the layer name.
Think my second suggestion might be what you need then
Quote: Basically, I want to make a selection of the contents of a layer.
Right click on the layer and select the 'select pixels' option from the menu.
Ah ha, bit more indepth googling found my answer...
You have to hold down ctrl and click directly on the tiny thumbnail of the layer in the layers panel.
In older versions you could just click on the layer row in the layers panel to do this. Looks like lots of people online have the same problem.
Cheers NikLG, didn't see your post.
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