Blending 8 bit and 16 bit in one document

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This might sound completely stupid, but it would be cool if we could have 16 bit masks inside of an 8 bit document. The user would be able to specify which masks they would like to be 16bit. This would be especially useful for creating very smooth transitions and gradients.
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It wouldn't make any difference because it has to be composited in 8 bits, and it would be incredibly complicated.

If you need 16 bit precision, convert to a 16 bit/channel document: all the channels (including masks) are the same depth.
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Yeah that's what I kind of figured. My files are too big to work on solely in 16 bit, so I often need to duplicate certain layers or channels into a new document, covert to 16 bit, and then blur and noise, to get rid of banding and then duplicate them back into my 8 bit working file. I thought it might be worth it to throw the idea out there. Thanks for your response!