Make masking features the same across Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Lightroom CC

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In lightroom, when you make a selection (Circle gradient tool for example) it creates a transparent red overlay showing what areas of the image are going to be affected by your adjustments. In Photoshop it's the opposite - the red indicates the area OUTSIDE the selection. It makes sense that the red would be the selected area so that would be my suggestion, but no matter what you choose it should be consistent across the Adobe ecosystem.
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Channon Pedersen

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Actually, in Photoshop you can do the same. Double click on the 'Quick Mask' icon.
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Quick Mask hasn't worked that way in a while. It works in B&W - unless you know a way to switch it to the transparent red? Also, double-clicking on the Quick Mask icon creates two layer masks :)

Regardless, it doesn't work this way in Select and Mask workspace. Red means 'not selected' and clear means 'selected'.
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In Select and Mask you can change the color, opacity AND what is indicated by the mask (selected or masked) as Johan said

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Double clicking the Quick Mask icon is not the same as double clicking the 'Add Layer Mask' icon. The Quick Mask icon is at the bottom of your tool panel. If you double click it, you can select whether the red color should be the masked area, or the selected area.



And despite of what you just said, the same option is available in Select and Mask too.