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Gauncer

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  1. Hi everyone, I am looking for the meaning of a few visual cues in the In the layers studio. What is the difference between nesting and clipping? Also the visual icons of a line through the center of your children layer versus a blue square on top of the selected layer. Please look at attached image for visual understanding. Screenshots are taking from the iPad version of affinity photo. But my question is for both the desktop and the iPad version. Thanks. Jg
  2. How do you do the equivalent of "Free Transform" in the iPad AP? I have a box in a 3Q view and need to put an image on one side of it. I am dealing with perspective and masking. I know how to rotate and skew, but I can figure out how to "free transform" for perspective. I have not found any tutorials. So I need your help everyone. Thank you. JG
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    Affinity Photo - Channels & Masks

    To create a luminosity mask: On the Layers panel, click on the layer's thumbnail with the shift and command(MAC) pressed. From the Layers panel, click Mask Layer
  4. Hi, love Affinity Photo and all the hard work you guys have poured into the software. I have a few questions about Channels and masks. I have watched your video but I still seek information. Frist off forgive me if these are simple issues, I have been working in Photoshop as a professional for over 20 years. There are techniques that are much like muscle memory for me with PS. I struggle in AP to get the result due to my lack of experience with AP. You know old dog new tricks, I want to understand Affinity better. What is the definition/purpose the of the Composite Alpha? I don't see data in the channel, even though the RGB channels show their data. Which leads me to my next question; How do I make an all 3 (RGB) channel selection? I am looking to get all 3 channel data into a single mask (luminosity mask). I would think the composite Alpha would be the place to retrieve that data. In the Channel Studio, there is a "Mask Alpha" that shows the mask I have selected in the Layer Studio. Is there a way to view this mask from the Channel Studio like when you option-click in the Layer Studio? It would be nice to view any alpha with the option-click like Spare Channels. Thank you for your help. Gauncer
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