Photoshop: Layer Masks with similar possibilities as layers (attached adjustment, Filters, retouch, adding mode), helpful for 3D compositing

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In other compositing softwares (e.g. Nuke) is it possible to create exactly the same workflows for alpha channels and layer masks like for standard pixel layers.
Photoshop should develope also for its layer masks and alpha channels a non-destructive workflow.
It would be helpful for many composings, but becomes now much more important with CGI, because 3D render passes need several operations with alpha channels.

In a first step it could be the ability to connect adjustment layers and smart filters only to layer masks (not to the picture layers).
Also is it only possible to cut (= subtraction or intersection) selections by nesting folders with attached layer masks, but it's not possible to grow selections by addition of two or more masks.

At least the ability to create smart objects just for layer masks, would be a good work around until a better solution is implemented. (This would give a possibility to attach and update the same mask to several objects and different channel operations, too.)
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