Need help following a Photoshop tutorial/ Vector and/or Layer Masks

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Hi there. I am trying to follow this tutorial here and I am getting stuck on Step 3. It is extra frustrating because I actually have managed to do this before but I don't remember what I did. The part that says

"Then turn off the texture layer's visibility by click the eye next to the thumbnail on the layers panel. Then turn the bottom-most text layer's visibility back on. Now, with the texture selection active, click the "Add Vector Mask" icon at the bottom of the layers panel."

is very confusing. Whenever I follow those instructions it just creates a white mask that is connected with the layer and doesn't show the texture.

Please help!
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Please post meaningful screenshots that include all pertinent Panels. 
Which Layer do you have selected? 
Is a Selection active and visible? 

I suspect the Tutorial might have been sloppily created. 
As long as the Layer active Layer has no Layer Mask the button the creator refers to as »Add vector mask« actually reads »Add layer mask«, if changes to »Add vector mask« after or if one cmd-clicks/hovers over it. 
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