I need to create a series of images that will have text overlaid in other software. The area where the text goes will be blurred and darkened using gaussian blur and curves.
I have created the first one by duplicating the original image across two layers, then using a layer mask and layer filters to blur and darken just the section I want on the top layer.
Easy, I thought, to replace the original image with a new one for the next in the series. But no, I can’t see how I can duplicate the masked layer with a new image but the same mask. I have the filter saved as a preset so that bit is OK.
What have I missed? I notice someone else asked the same question but they had an easy alternative that won’t work for me.