When using the Adjustment brush, I remember a hotkey or button somewhere which will render the image dark and show you where you've used the brush. It's helpful, so you know that you have/haven't, accidently, altered portions of the picture you didn't want any adjustment to.

I'm using Camera RAW in Photoshop CC 2015


According to the Adobe help on camera raw:

To toggle visibility of the mask overlay, use the Show Mask option, press Y, or position the pointer over the pin icon.

To customize the color of the mask overlay, click the color swatch next to the Show Mask option. Then, choose a new color from the Color Picker.

  • Thanks. I didn't know it was called Mask Overlay, so I didn't know what to google.
    – Chris
    Apr 8 '16 at 14:25

1) Alt + click On the layer mask to see the mask 2) Shift+ click on the layer mask to hide the mask 3) Ctrl + click on the layer mask to select the masked area

  • This is for a Mask in Photoshop, the person is asking about Adjustments made within the initial Camera Raw dialog Apr 20 '16 at 15:24

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