Elements 14: Why have layer masks suddenly stopped functioning 100%?

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Recently layer masks have stopped functioning correctly, ie the mask does not mask 100% and the layer can still be seen faintly even though opacity is set at 100%, mode normal and brush is black.
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Jackie Harding

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Posted 2 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hard to say. Can you capture your entire screen so we can see the canvas, the tool options and the layers panel?
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Jackie Harding

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I attach a screenprint.  Hope this is OK for your purposes. 

As you can see, the male model image is still just visible.
I have recently subscribed to PS CC but I can't remember whether the change in Elements coincides with this.
Thanks
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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If you:

1. click on the black mask
2. hit the D key
3. hit ctrl + delete

does the man's image disappear completely?
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Jackie Harding

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Yes it does.  Thank you so much.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I suspect the color of the mask wasn't completely black.