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272 Points

Wed, Nov 6, 2019 9:44 PM

Photoshop 2020: Toggle composite mask key overridden/should be customizable

I just updated from Photoshop CC to Photoshop 2020. One of the tools I use often is "Toggle composite and grayscale mask in Quick Mask mode", which has a default keyboard shortcut of "~" Tilde in Photoshop CC. However, in Photoshop 2020, this has been re-assigned to a new function called "Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush tip". Pressing or holding the ~ key activates the new function instead.

How do I "Toggle composite and grayscale mask in Quick Mask mode" now? I can't find/re-assign either of the aforementioned functions in keyboard shortcuts. I tried toggling both "use legacy shortcut" options in the keyboard shortcut menu, followed with a Photoshop restart, with no success.  

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Adobe Administrator

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15.9K Messages

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296.4K Points

2 y ago

Thanks for reporting. I'm following up with the engineering team.

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272 Points

2 y ago

Thanks! Here is an interesting update:
If I am not using any of the brush modes, pressing the ~ key defaults to the original "Toggle composite mask". It looks like at least for now, I just need to switch to a non-brush tool and press ~ to toggle the mask whenever I want to use it. I can work with that—at least I can access the tool!

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476 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Fix ~ (Tilde) Brush Toggle to be more versatile (Please!).

I love that there's a way to toggle any brush to an eraser besides using the Clear blend mode as I use to before but... But. Please enrich this feature a bit more. Right now there doesn't seem to be any way to remap the Brush Toggle function to any other key (which makes it hard to use as a Left because my Tablet is in the way. Also can we have the option to control whether this is a press and hold toggle or a press once toggle? I think it'd be a ton more useful to not have to hold the key once the state is toggled...

1. Let us remap the Brush toggle from ~ (Tilde) to any key we want.

2. Let us change whether the toggle is press and hold or press once and activated until pressing again. I'd much rather be able to press the Brush Toggle button once and have it stay toggled while I work with it and then toggle it back with a key press.

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15.3K Points

2 y ago

I reported this in pre-release: Bug ID - PS-38280
It seems like there is some work in progress.

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330 Points

2 y ago

I have the same issue. I'd like to re-assign the tilde so I can use it to toggle between grayscale mode and quick mask mode, while using the brush, as before. In addition to Arthur's workaround, I found I can hold the Shift key, while in the brush, and press tilde and toggle between grayscale and quick mask. It might save one or two keystrokes, for the moment, until a solution is made.

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4K Points

2 y ago

I agree this should be customisable because people with non-english keyboards (like me) can't use this shortcut. Or at least I can't find any way to make it work, since the "tilde" symbol is not assigned to the same key in an english keyboard than in a spanish one.

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14.9K Points

2 y ago

Hello on macOS with french language and QWERTZ swiss keyboard we don't ave acces to these caracters directly : ~ [] ; : _ >

It is therefore necessary to adapt every abbreviated not modifiable to this problem and to give us efficient resolutions!

In PS 20.0.1 fench version QWERTZ swiss keyboard  the "~   is "<" key


Swiss keyboard



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118 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2020 Tilde Issue.

Hello,
i have a problem with the tilde to switch between painting and erasing with the same tip shape.
I use an Ergodox keyboard, and I have also tried on other keyboard, but the shortcut does not work.
I also can not reasign the function to another shortcut,
I hope that adobe will add the possibility of assigning another keyboard shortcuts to this function, because it is really very interesting.

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316 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2020: show red mask shortcut missing " on german keyboard.

On german keyboard and on a mac I miss the shortcut "<". Normally it should show an hide the red mask overlay as if you option-shift click on the mask in levels palette. As this is not custumizable it should come back soon., please...

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21.6K Points

2 y ago

Another problem I noticed with the accent grave shortcut is that the brush tool blending mode drop down does not reflect the toggle.

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96 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2020: Tastenkombination für Maske anzeigen funktioniert nicht mehr.

Seit dem Update von Photoshop 2020 (MacOS Catalina) funktioniert die Tastenkombination für Maske anzeigen (<) nicht mehr, wenn der Pinsel aktiv ist.

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112 Points

2 y ago

Die Funktion ist jetzt unter alt+< zu finden. Nur < springt zwischen malen und radieren (solange < gehalten wird, wird radiert). Die Funktionen sind auch noch bei Adobe auf der Website falsch dokumentiert (da behauptet man es sei die "Tilde unterhalb escape"). Dumm, dass man das nirgends selber konfigurieren kann.

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194 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Problem with "Toggle Composite/Grayscale mask".

I have been experiencing an issue with Photoshop 2020 that while I have the brush tool selected working on masks (quick mask, layer mask, etc) it won't allow me to toggle between composite and grayscale masks using the Tilde (~) shortcut key.
I have to change to any other tool and that allows me to switch the mask functionality. It is extremely not practical since I mostly use brushes when working with masks, and shortcuts are supposed to make workflow easy and intuitive. 

I can also make it work while the brush tool is active if I press the Tilde (~) key while also pressing the "Shift" key. I think this is because photoshop understands I'm specifically typing Tilde (~) and not just pressing the key  ( ` ~ ). this is very counter-intuitive since it works just fine when simply pressing the key while on any other active tool .



I have seen this issue discussed on another forum entry but I have not found any solution or fix in newer Photoshop updates. I currently use version 21.0.3.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/toggle-composite-mask-key-overridden-in-photoshop-2020?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5Bfilter_by%5D=all