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    Default My mask thumbnail goes bonkers... can you all please advise me?

    Hello ladies and gentlemen,

    Recently we have encountered a small problem with our CS4.
    Usually when we add a layer mask, it will show up with a nice white (or black) mask as follows:



    But recently, on my wife's CS4, something happened such that the mask thumbnail became a rectangle with a circle inside. I have recreated it but it looks exactly like this one below:


    And we could not see the actual mask represented on the mask thumbnail when we draw the mask using brush.
    We really don't know what we have pressed or what setting we have accidentally altered.

    Tried searching mask thumbnail on Google and even on the Help menu on photoshop itself, also yielded no useful help.

    We would sincerely ask all of you if you could advise us how to change it back to the usual mask thumbnail that shows a miniature of the actual mask.
    Thank you all so much in advance.

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    Default Re: My mask thumbnail goes bonkers... can you all please advise me?

    on the top right hand corner of the layers palette window you'll find a button that reveals the palette menu.
    in the palette menu, select panel options.
    in the panel options window, choose a thumbnail size to anything other than 'none'.
    sigh.

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    Default Re: My mask thumbnail goes bonkers... can you all please advise me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clown View Post
    on the top right hand corner of the layers palette window you'll find a button that reveals the palette menu.
    in the palette menu, select panel options.
    in the panel options window, choose a thumbnail size to anything other than 'none'.
    Oh, that worked!
    Thank you so very much, Clown!
    That solved everything!
    We've been silently suffering for quite a while until cannot tahan already.
    Thank you thank you so much!

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    Default Re: My mask thumbnail goes bonkers... can you all please advise me?

    haha no problem. cuz i remember i kena this sometime ago oso. not that it actually mattered to me but a friend was like asking me why their computers in the office have different looking layers palette even when they're all using the same version of photoshop.
    sigh.

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