Photoshop CS6: problem following layer mask tutorial

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Problem when following Julieanne Kost's quick tip "Pasting content into layer masks"
I basically used the same steps, but instead of the graphic Julieanne was using i just draw a shape, then rasterized it at flattened the image (cmd+e) Then i added the mask and option clicked the mask to view it. Then pasted the texture on to it. When i then clicked the eye symbol, the transparency checherboard shows.. watch the video here:
http://youtu.be/a4AGDV1ubH4

System: Apple iMac iMac11,1, 2.8ghz i7 cpu, 8gb memory, ATI 4850 graphics adapter. Mac OS X 10.8.2 and Photoshop CS6 extended with patch 13.0.4
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With the layer visibility off, all that's left is transparency - so that is correct.

Your layer has a layer mask with most of the image masked out - so the partial transparency you see is also correct.

I'm not sure what the tutorial says you should have at that point - but for the document you have, what you showed is entirely correct (not a bug).
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Hi Chris, well, if you look at the tutorial made by Julieanne: http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2013/01/... you see that we get different result. But if I have a layer (white) below the layer where i apply the mask all is good. Strange? :)
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Given the mask and layer contents you used - you appear to be getting the same basic results as she did.

Your mask is adding transparency, so when you use the mask you should see through the layer.
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Thanks for replies Chris. I just found the transparency confusing I guess, :)