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  1. How to remove a background in Affinity Photo - Selection Brush Tool The tutorial is full of Affinity tips and tricks from beginning to end. PLUS if you watch all the way through I will show you what I personally would do after removing the background P.S. This is the first time I will show up on camera, pretty exciting for me.. 😅 Enjoy the video, and let me know if you got something out of this tutorial !
  2. Some of my selection tools are not working. I have relaunched the Affinity Photo software, I have rebooted my laptop, MANY times - but some of the selection tools will work. If I activate (for example) the selection Brush tool, it APPEARS to be working - i.e. the mouse turns into the round selection brush but when I click / drag, nothing is selected. The same thing happens if I try to use the rectangular or spherical selection tool - it looks like it SHOULD work, but when I click and drag - nothing happens - the selection pen tool does work, but is not always the best option. I thought it might be my mouse, but the mouse works well enough for painting, erasing etc. Is there something I am doing wrong? I am not new to photo editing software and the selection tools did work up until a couple weeks ago . . . I have not changed any settings or preferences but not having the use of all of the select tools is a real drag!! Any help would be appreciated!
  3. Sometimes I download images from the internet or create files where there is NO background of any kind. This seems to be represented by a gray and white checkerboard grid, conveying that no background of any kind exists. But .... I cannot figure out how to make this happen at will when I want no baseline white background of any kind behind my art work. Help?
  4. I have watched the tutorial many times on how to use the Smart Selection Brush and the Refine Selection Tool and I cannot make a good selection of the enclosed image of the girl's hair. I would appreciate any help. It looks so easy on the tutorials but when I try it, it leaves a bunch of the green background or it chops off much of the long fine hair no matter how small or large I make the selection brush....very frustrating.
  5. Could we have a small +, -, x display beside the brush tip or cursor to indicate the current mode of a select tool? This is particularly useful when using modifier keys to swap between modes. I would especially like to see this on the Selection Brush.
  6. This is a personal partial feature wish list that would make AD even more outstanding. Most of these are work flow enhancements. The ability to use them would enhance, simplify and speed the work process. Some of these may exist already. If that is the case - the options are not clear or only available thru perhaps unnecessarily complicated steps. Brushes: Add a contextual menu item for Brush menu: Copy (Duplicate) to (another) category of a brush selected in brush menu. The present Duplicate and then having to manually copy the duplicate in the popout Brush menu calls for un-needed extra steps. Menu (top of working interface): Set Brush/Controller to Brush Defaults as the default setting. Reason: Remove the extra and sometimes forgotten step of setting the brush. Just about every custom brush is made with specific settings. These should be available from the start. My big number one wish list item: Identify and switch brush by selecting a stroke on the canvas. Select a stroke would identify the stroke and make it active in the Brushes menu. This should be the minimum action/behavior when selecting the brush on canvas. However, switching to this brush should also load the attributes applied to the stroke: Color, Width, Transparency, Direction. The Brush tool should inherit all of these attributes on selecting a stroke on the canvas. In the Brushes menu - if another Brush is selected while all the attributes are active - only the Brush would change but all other attributes would remain the same until manually changed. If this is problematic. Add an option in the pop up contextual menu - when clicking an item: Switch to this Brush/attributes. Alternately - IF the above brush switch is not easily implemented: Identify Name of Brush in the menu: Curve (clicking on the brush preview and mini adjustment panels) and make switching to the identified brush and option from this menu. The Brush revealed in this menu would be the bare minimum to enhance the brush palette to being quick switch usable. —— Fills: Same as above (Identify and switch…)- applied to fill. —— General context switching in menus based on selection: Context switching of adjustment menus or tools. For instance. If a stroke (only) is selected - the color options should switch to stroke on top (make it active on top) so that any adjustment can be made to the stroke without further clicking to activate/prioritize the stroke color. The attached image here shows the selected stroke - but the color circles remaining on fill as priority - requiring attention to change. ------ Select (enhanced select menu options) Under an overarching Select: Select (others) by same attribute (as a selected) For instance: Select (others) by same brush/stroke. Select (others) by same stroke color Select (others) by same fill color The attached image shows how bare the cupboard is under the Select menu. I may be unaware of a way to select an item where the selection is not dictated by the items bounding box. If this bounding box is the items selection area: Selection: Make option to select stroke center (outline) instead of bounding box when selecting strokes on canvas. And additional contextual option wish: Contextual (right click or Option Click(Mac) )menu option from canvas (drawing area) to Lock Selected (Item). Associated Context menu to Unlock All —— Color dropper: Color dropper should be a tool in the tools collection and easily invoked with a key command. Color dropper should be stroke or fill sensitive. If stroke only is selected - stroke should be on top in color stroke/fill menu. If an object has both stroke and fill - color menu does not change (will require manual changes). —— Copy and Paste effects: Copy and Paste Effects from one item to another. Either thru the Effects menus or another means. Drag and drop attribute option. Either a tool (similar to dropper) that acquires attributes and can carry the attributes to another item… Or a contextual menu that copies brush or style etc attributes and pastes them to some other object. ------ All of these features were built into original Creature House Expression3 in 2004. They would make outstanding feature tool enhancements to AD, E3's clear successor. Thanks!
  7. I wish Affinity would acquire the newly abandoned Nik Viveza from Google. This would be a great addition to Affinity Photo, and a fantastic Photos extension. This is the number one feature I miss since moving to Affinity. Here is a link describing and showing Viveza: https://www.google.c...roducts/viveza/ YouTube links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLp5lYDsQi4gkL89jbJYu8rvCK0fDwHABP&v=tuCi1k7S0Ig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMYTYMLoeNA&index=5&list=PLp5lYDsQi4gkL89jbJYu8rvCK0fDwHABP&nohtml5=False Here is the Google announcement of redirecting focus to smartphones.
  8. Hi, I would like to add to the list an expansion on the selection tools which would enable me to select objects with the same properties (like fill or stroke color) more quickly. This is very convenient in illustrator, and is a quick way to alter more complex illustrations because it enables me to change the properties of these objects in one go. Now I have to go and select these elements manually with shift pressed. You are doing a great job, thanks for a great tool!
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