Photoshop: How can I inspect my mask to easily see areas I need to fix?

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I use layers and masks for many images.  I want to have a large image of the mask that I am using/creating so that I can see areas that I need to fix with my brush.  The default size of the mask is too small to see if I have missed some spots.  How do I make a big mask display?
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Richard Sjolund

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John Maguire

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Alt-click the mask to see it in the main edit screen. will show as shades from white to black that you can paint on to change.
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Manpreet Sokhi

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If you hold the alt key & click. the mask, it will display larger in the image area as black and white, which you can edit. To get back to the image hold alt & click the mask icon again. Alternately if you go to the channel window & click the eye next to the mask Alpha channel, the mask will display as a red overlay on your image. The first option is better for editing the mask.. Hope that helps