Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'masking'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Affinity Support
    • News and Information
    • Affinity Support & Questions
    • Feature Requests & Suggestions
  • Learn and Share
    • Tutorials (Serif and Customer Created Tutorials)
    • Share your work
    • Resources
  • Bug Reporting
    • Report a Bug in Affinity Designer
    • Report a Bug in Affinity Photo
    • Report a Bug in Affinity Publisher
    • (Pre 1.7) Affinity Range Bugs Forums
  • Beta Software Forums
    • Affinity Designer Beta Forums
    • Affinity Photo Beta Forums
    • Affinity Publisher Beta Forums

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







Found 93 results

  1. can i remove and save the name in this photo to use as pattern later
  2. I should mask a fine structure and it is only possible to select this lines properly by help of the pen. The problem: 1. As soon as I draw a second spoke, and click the Selection button, the 1st selection will be deleted. 2. If I do all my pen drawings and group them, the Selection button can not be used on the group. Is there a hidden function I didn't discover yet? I tried already Shift, Alt and Cmd + Selection button, unfortunately no one has an "Add" effect... With this background, it's impossible to use the existing selection tools for usable results. (Is it?) I really would appreciate any help. Cheers, Roland
  3. In AD, how do you convert a selection - marching ants - to mask a photo to become a pen tool path, so later I can have a better control?
  4. Hi, So I have these two photos and I want to replace the tree in the long exposure shot with the tree that doesn't have the motion blur in it from the wind. I can't seem to figure out how to make a really good selection of the tree in either picture. It would take forever to do it with the quick selection brush and refine it. I'm sure there is a way to make this an easier process. Does any one have suggestions? Cheers, Jason
  5. I´ve recreated an effect I saw on TV (DMAX). The Text is the background and everything around the text is blurred. I did that non destructively which is awesome. The only problem is that I can´t expand the compound to edit the text once I´ve used it to clip the gaussian blur. Could you resolve this? Thanks in advance! (maybe I´ve mixed up "clipping" and "masking" once more)
  6. Thanks for such a great product. I am having problem with the channel masking. Using any background image I am unable to bring options on the channels menu. Thus I am currently unable to create any channel masks. Watched the tutorial(s), but unlike what I have seen on the video channels stand untouched. I am usind a mac. I am missing something simple, but haven't figured out what it is yet.
  7. Hi there, being a newbie to affinity photo I tried to follow the Affinity Photo-cutting out video with an own photo. Everything went fine, masking was in fact very easy and I succeeded in copying the masked area of the photo. But as I pasted it into another photo, there was no way to resize or turn it in any way, may it a photo or a new Document. It was always pasted without any anchors, where I could turn, resize, move up or down the object. Really annoying compared to what could be seen in the movie, Can anyone give a hint - I viewed the video over and over, looking if I could find any clicked option - nothing to see. Btw. searching the forum I didn't find anything about cutting except for AD. It could be helpful if the questions resp. answers could have a tag AP or AD Greetings from Berlin docesen
  8. Hi, if I apply a shape mask to an image I can move the mask around above the image but how can I move the image to change the visible part (and leave the mask where it is)? Thank you.
  9. Hi- I am new to affinity and loving it so far, I just have a super basic question. So I have a psd file which is a mockup of an iphone. I am trying to put my own image into the mockup, but I do not know how to drag the corners of my image to make it fit perfectly. Is there anyway to do this? Thanks!
  10. Hi, I'm enjoying Affinity Designer so far but have ran into a problem using a greyscale image as a mask. I have a white rectangle, and the image to mask with. When I drag the image over the rectangle so it shows the vertical bar and drop it I still see 100% white. It should be partially transparent at this point. In Photoshop this would be as simple as copying the image, creating a blank mask, then pasting it in. Here's a screencast showing the problem: http://quick.as/56A8h5gq9 Is this a bug, or is there a different way to do this? Thanks!
  11. Example: I have a vector layer and a triangle on a separate vector layer (visual). I want to use this triangle as a mask so that it OCCLUDES the contents of the first layer. In Pixelmator you could do this by adding a white mask (default) and painting a black triangle on it. I know I could create a vector rectangle that covers the whole canvas and subtract the triangle from it, then use that as the mask (visual), but is there a simpler way? Especially because when I use a compound as a mask, I cannot edit it without removing it as a mask, changing it and adding it as a mask again.
  12. I've downloaded the trial version of Affinity Designer (French version) and I am trying to use the selection tool. After selecting the area, I click on the Refine Edge button and apply the modifications. Then, I use the drop-down menu in order to apply the changes to a new layer mask. And then... nothing happens. See attached video. selection_tool.mov
  13. I thought I had a grasp on the differences, turns out I was completely wrong. I can't get any of them to behave in anyways that make any sense to me. Can someone articulate a 10,000 foot up view of these things, their benefits and their purposes, and their differences and talents?
  14. Seems to me that if you added the ability to control a mask's transforms without impacting it's content's transform, you'd have the same functionality as the Crop Tool is to the Draw Persona, with one huge advantage: There'd no longer be the conflicting conventions of Masking being represented as happening above a Layer (and the layer coming through the mask) vs Cropping (as it is now) being presented as something happening "beneath" the layer, when it's actually operating much like a mask in that it's sitting above and preventing content outside of itself from being seen. So how to do this with Masking? It looks like the [alt/option] key is going unused when editing the transforms of a Mask (Size, Scale, Rotation) ... except for position, in which case it is being used, for duplicate functionality. Almost a perfect solution, but not quite. Perhaps... I have the solution! Right now, [command + drag] is also doing duplication of an object. Leave that, and give up the [alt + drag] to mask editing independent of content and the problem is 100% solved.
  15. Take a person out of a picture and putting it in another picture is probably one of the hardest things to do in an image editing application. The fact that I can do this inside a vector application excites me! You use to have to go back and forth from Photoshop to illustrator to do this while combining your vector and pixel workflows is just amazing. I am really digging this hybrid approach to design and image creation! There just not enough hours in the day! Thank You Affinity for putting the fun back into the game! I can't waitto see what the future of this application has in store for us!
  16. Please let us know if the affinity software is better to use than photoshop& or coral . We need to trace our creation's outlines & fill in them different fabrics,textures.
  17. Cam

    Layer mask bug

    I came across a masking bug today. When applying a mask to a layer, group, vector or pixel object, then lower the opacity of the layer/group/object, the mask seems to apply a colour burn effect as well as decreases the opacity further on the layer/object. I've attached a video and the Affinity file for reference. Masking Bug.movMasking Bug.afdesign
  18. Hi, Seems there is a bug in the masking feature when applying a shape to a layer. I have a circle and a square. To crop the square to follow the circle shape, I duplicated the circle shape and applied it to the whole group. The rectangle is not cropped correctly for whatever reason. It's like cropping but as if the mask circle was using a line but it's not. Attached file. BUG MASKING.afdesign

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.