Lightroom: Save adjustment masks to use in Photoshop

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I'd love a related feature which would perhaps help implement yours: the ability to save the masks created in LR or ACR to use in PS. While I agree that inverting a mask in LR would be very useful, I also find that sometimes I go through a lot of work in LR to create a mask and then realize that I'd like to follow up with using that mask in PS.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: ACR adjustment brush mask inverter.
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i think that's a great idea. Being able to save the masks as either layer or alpha would be a welcome addition. I'd also love having options for full mask fills and inversions, but i don't see that happening any time soon. CaptureOne has had these options for a while now, and there's a good chance that AdobeMktg doesn't want to be perceived as copying from a competitor. Even when the feature is needed...
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The only workaround at the moment is to open as Smart Object in photoshop, allowing you to go back(into Camera Raw) and alter those masks.