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  1. Imaginary

    [AP] Refine selection preview issue

    Still not fixed in 1.6.4.104...
  2. Don't turn the path into a selection by clicking the "Selection" button. Just click on the thumbnail of the Curve-layer or the Curve-layer group while pressing CMD, then AP creates a selection without removing the shape(s).
  3. You are working on an "Image"-type layer. Rasterize the layer, then it will become a "Pixel"-layer (like the background already is), then it should work. It is a problem when placing images. AP does not load those as pixel-layers. Doesn't the iPad version have an assistent like the desktop version?
  4. Some strange behaviour I stumbled across today when I forgot to leave quick mask mode correctly: How to reproduce: 1. Load an image as a pixel layer. 2. Press "Q" for quick mask mode. The current layer is automatically deselected. 3. Edit the mask with a white paint brush. 4. Do NOT leave with "Q". Instead 5. click the adjustment layer icon in the layer stack. 6. Choose a random adjustment layer. 7. Quick mask mode is left and the selection is shown automatically, but 8. the chosen adjustment layer is not added to the layer stack and tweaking the sliders does not have any effect. I think the adjustment layer icon should not be enabled when no layer is selected or even better, the previously selected pixel layer should be re-selected after automatically leaving quick mask mode. AP 1.6.1.93 on Windows 8.1
  5. Mit "Q" kommst Du in den Quick-Mask-Modus, dann wird das komplette Bild überall dort mit einem roten Overlay überzogen, wo Du später in der Maske eine schwarze Fläche hast. Mit einem weichen, weißen Pinsel kannst Du jetzt die roten Teile entfernen, die nachher in der Maske sichtbar werden sollen, d.h. auf die sich danach die Einstellungsebene beziehen soll. Sobald Du Deine Auswahl hast, gehst Du mit "Q" wieder raus aus dem Quick-Mask-Modus und Du bekommst Deine weiche Auswahl als Ameisenpfad angezeigt. Jetzt kannst Du eine Einstellungsebene erstellen, deren Maske automatisch der aktiven Auswahl entspricht.
  6. I'm sorry, Chris, I cannot reproduce it either... It doesn't happen in my document anymore. But fortunately it's more a glitch than a bug...
  7. When sampling a color with the paint brush tool by pressing the ALT key, always the global color as it can be seen on the screen is sampled. If there are brightening or darkening layers above the current layer, the sampled color is brightened or darkened once more, which ends up in a completely wrong color. The actual color picker tool has a source setting "Current layer" which samples the correct color. So either the paint brush tool should consider the color picker tool's source setting when sampling a color or it needs an own setting for sampling colors. There is a dark blue circle on the middle layer used as sampling source. The top layer has a brightening effect. The color for the lower dot on the right was sampled with the actual color picker tool with source set to "Current layer", the color is correct. The color for the upper dot was sampled with the paint brush tool's inbuilt color picker by pressing ALT: the color chosen is already brighter than it actually is and is then brightened once more. AP 1.6.1.93, Windows 8.1
  8. I placed an image of a balloon into the document, selected the balloon and created a mask. Then I enlarged the balloon and moved it to another postition. When the mask is selected, the move tool shows the frame the image had before it was enlarged. 1: Complete pixel layer selected, frame is correct: 2: Only the mask selected, frame positioned and sized as it was before the transformation: AP 1.6.1.93, Windows 8.1
  9. As I've seen in many videos, the Mac version of Photo shows the blend modes as a complete list, all items are visble at once. Still without separators like in some competitor's product but at least you get a complete overview of all available blend modes. The Windows version is different here, it shows a drop down list with a vertical scroll bar. So it is always harder to find the desired blend mode. It would be really nice to have the same completely visible Mac-kind of list in the Windows version of Photo too. Speaking of the blend mode list, some separators for the different blend mode groups would come in handy as well.
  10. I'd like a brush category "Recently used" on top of the list that automatically shows the ten (number could be configurable) most recently used brushes. Would make it much easier to switch between brushes of different categories. Alternatively (or additionally ) a category "Favourites" would be nice, to easily find frequently used brushes.
  11. Imaginary

    [AP] Refine selection foreground/background issue

    Thanks again, Carl, for fiddling with the settings. Well, a brush size of 2px(!) is kind of counterintuitive IMHO. It means that the amount of bleeding into the wrong area is strongly dependent on the brush size what shouldn't be the case with the foreground/backgroiund brushes in my opinion. I wouldn't even mind a soft edge of the brushes which would have a smaller corrected area as result, but extending the stroke area in such an unpredictable way is something I consider as a bug. I am really curious, what the Serif people think about it. Is it a bug or by design?
  12. Imaginary

    [AP] Refine selection foreground/background issue

    Thank you Carl for trying to reproduce my issue. The image indeed might be difficult due to the lack of contrast particularly in the nostrils' region. But that wouldn't be a problem if I could properly correct the matting results without triggering some new guessing in AP. I found the image on DeviantArt, you needn't register to download it: https://aestivall-stock.deviantart.com/art/white-horse-stock-9-150895930 Btw: If you look closely at your image you can see a little red overlay colour on the left eye of your horse, so the matting algorithm decided that this area partially belongs to the background and made it slightly transparent. And so that is where the foreground brush would come into operation. Would be interesting to see what happens when you stroke the - properly sized - foreground brush over the left eye. If you turn the preview mode to black and white you can see very well whether the foreground is completey correct or not.
  13. Imaginary

    [AP] Refine selection foreground/background issue

    Hi Miguel, thanks for your answer. Well, I have some screenshots to specify my problem: 1. Selection of a horse's head with the selection brush, selection area is about 400x1100 pixels. Refine selection with overlay and in black and white, so far so good: 2. Matte brush over the edges, background detection far from correct, due to bad contrast of the lower head's area to the background 3. After trying to correct the edges using the forgreound (F) or background (B) brush the foreground is bleeding into the background area and vice versa. The brush size was 50 pixels, what is quite small compared to the selection size. The result is worse than before. Maybe I expect the background/foreground brushes to behave different than they are actually designed to, but when I use those brushes in the context of refining a selection, I want them to correct the selection exactly the way I stroke the brush, I don't need another wrong estimation, what could be background/foreground. That's what we have the matte brush for. Maybe we could have an option for those brushes to toggle between a straight behaviour like in quick mask mode or the intelligent behaviour (although I can't see the point in this ). The way the fg/bg brushes work at the moment makes them unusable IMHO.
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