Having spent so much time creating these artistic selections, the last thing you want to do is deselect them and have all your work disappear forever. To avoid this, you can save the selection using Photoshop's Save Selection command. This ensures that your selection is securely archived, ready to be reactivated whenever you need it.
When Photoshop saves your selection, it creates a new channel, called
an Alpha channel, that records the selection information. Found in the
Channels palette right next to the RGB or CMYK channels, the Alpha channel
shows you the grayscale info that is used to reactivate the selection.
Open the Channels palette to see that the selection was saved and named
as your requested. This channel contains the exact same selection info
that you created in the Quickmask mode, it's just archived for future
Once a selection is saved, you can reload it at any time. Follow the steps below to reload a saved selection from an Alpha Channel.