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  1. Hi, I found it! It was hidden under a non-brush icon, the pixel tool. The article said to select a foreground as a replacement. I'm not trying to change something from red to green. I'm looking to get rid color-casted dirty white. If I select white, would that produce a blinding white which wouldn't match the rest of the relatively uncasted dirty white bg? thanks lettergothic
  2. Hi, In the "Help" article that you referenced, it referred to the Colour Replacement Brush Tool. I went through every brush tool on my toolbar and popped every triangle and I couldn't find any tool called a Colour Replacement Brush Tool. Where has it been hidden? thanks, lettergothic
  3. R C-R, Thanks for responding. It's set to "new". lettergothic
  4. v_kyr, Thanks for responding. One layer only; no other selections made. It's frustrating . . . Thanks, anyway, letttergothic
  5. Magnetic Freehand tool: Example: I'm selecting an overhead shot of a magazine lying on a flat blk or wht bg so I can delete the bg. In my example, the magazine is a dark color on a wht bg—a clearly defined hard edge. Sometimes the selection works as expected but, many times, the tool has an annoying habit of leaping over a clearly defined outer edge to pick up a much less defined edge in the interior of the image—not what I want. - Is there a key command or something to temporarily override the lasso's automatic behavior and allow me to set a point manually on the other side of the "problem zone" area—and then revert to automatic placement ? - Is there some way to adjust the sensitivity of the tool (by hue, value, saturation, for ex.?) ? - Is Command Z the best way to backtrack, point by misplaced point? Thanks, lettergothic
  6. Outlining an object: When I use the Flood Select wand to select the background of a simple image, I hit "delete, I get checkerboards and export as a PNG. Done. When I use the Magnetic Freehand tool (because the wand doesn't achieve the desired selection) to select the the same image referenced above, I drag points all the way around and close the selection by clicking on the beginning dot, choose "invert selection" to get the background selected and press "delete" — however, in this case, no checkerboards; no transparent bg. — why does deleting the BG work with the wand but not the lasso? — how can I get the "delete background" to work with the wand? thanks, lettergothic
  7. lettergothic

    tools panel docking

    View>Dock Tools only works for the tool bar, for me. How do you get Panels, like layers, adjustment, history, etc. to snap to the edge of the window? When I move the AF window, colors, brushes, etc (the top tab-set) move with the window, but all the others are just left floating on the screen. I would like them to snap to the window edge and not overlap vertically. I have no trouble docking and organizing panels/panel sets in Quark, Illustrator or Photoshop but I can't seem to discover how it's done in Affinity. Thanks, lettergothic
  8. Thanks, Walt. I neglected to mention that it was an Af Photo question. I guess that I assumed that people would be outlining photographs in Photo. lettergothc
  9. I'm zoomed into an object, trying to outline it w/the magnetic lasso and having problems. 1) How do I scroll the page in order to advance my edge selection around the object w/o deselecting what I've done or having the mag. lasso dutifully create a path out to the scroll bars and back? 2) Is there any sensitivity setting for the mag. lasso's edge detection? Not infrequently, it selects the wrong edge no matter how carefully I try to trace the edge. 3) When the lasso does a bad job of finding the correct edge, how does one sequentially delete mistaken anchor points, to back-up one or more anchor points, and give it another chance to find the correct edge? I originally tried to use the Flood Select tool but I just couldn't adjust it to confine itself the area outside the object w/o picking up all sorts of random areas inside the object. Thanks, lettergothic
  10. Old Bruce, Got it! That makes sense. Regarding CW & CCW, does one use – or + degree settings, in the "R" field, to rotate CW or CCW? thanks, lettergothic
  11. Thanks, Walt. I used the Transform Panel as that seemed best for a .5 deg. move. Is the top left button on the little tic tac toe diagram for CCW and the top right for CW? The directions in the help file aren't clear to me on this point. Thanks, lettergothic
  12. I need to rotate a document .5 degrees in order to straighten a vertical edge of a picture of a magazine page. In photoshop, i just do image rotation>free> .5 degrees CCW and hit go. I cannot find a "free rotate" command in Af Photo. How is this done in photo? Thanks, as always. lettergothic
  13. I'm zoomed in to do a magnetic pixel selection. When I reach the edge of the window, I want to scroll the screen to continue the selection path but whatever I do to scroll the screen causes the selection to drop.The only thing that "seems" to work is the navigator panel. Are there any other ways move around the view of my zoomed object to complete the selection? Wouldn't "pushing" against the edge of the window with cursor/tool would be an intuitive way to do this? Thanks, lettergothic
  14. Posted December 17, 2018 "And to make it clear: optical kerning is not available in Publisher. It may be added later, but not yet in release version." There's no manual kerning in Publisher?!! I hope that I misread the meaning of the post. lettergothic