Mask Tools

The Mask tools in the upper-left corner of the Canvas activate a number of contextual keyboard commands. Depending on the Mask tool chosen, different keyboard commands are available.

Rectangle Mask & Circle Mask Tools

Keyboard shortcut
Function
OptionROption-R
Select the Rectangle Mask tool.
OptionCOption-C
Select the Circle Mask tool.
OptionPOption-P
Select the Freehand Mask tool.
Press Shift and drag in the Canvas.
Draw a mask proportionally.
Press Option and drag in the Canvas.
Draw a mask from its center.
Press Shift-Option and drag in the Canvas.
Draw a mask proportionally from its center.
Press shift and drag a rotation handle.
Snap the rotation of a mask to 45 degree increments.

Bezier Mask Tool

Keyboard shortcut
Function
OptionBOption-B
Select the Bezier Mask tool.
OptionBOption-B
Switch between the Bezier Mask and B-Spline Mask tools.
CC
Close mask.
Double-click a path.
Add a point to path.
Press Option and click a path.
Add a point to path.
Press Command and click a point.
Convert a point to linear.
Press Command and drag a point.
Create tangents on point.
Press Command and drag a tangent handle.
Scale tangents proportionally.
Press Option and drag a tangent handle.
Break or relink a tangent handle.
Press Shift-Option and drag a tangent handle.
Constrain a tangent to 45 degrees and original value.
EscapeEscape
Cancel shape drawing and delete the open shape.
ReturnReturn
Exit shape-drawing mode.

B-Spline Mask Tool

Keyboard shortcut
Function
OptionBOption-B
Select the B-Spline Mask tool.
OptionBOption-B
Switch between the Bezier Mask and B-Spline Mask tools.
CC
Close mask.
Double-click a path.
Add a point to path.
Press Option and click a path.
Add a point to path.
Press Command and drag a B-Spline point.
Adjust a B-Spline point bias.
Press Command and click a B-Spline point.
Switch a B-Spline point bias.
EscapeEscape
Cancel shape drawing and delete the open shape.
ReturnReturn
Exit shape drawing mode.
OptionBOption-B
Select the Bezier Mask tool.
ApostropheApostrophe (')
Show/Hide mask control points.