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  1. All, While using Selections the I run into multiple problems which occur after initial selection. 1. Trying to drag around the canvas to refine the selection by using the any of the Selections tools and the "marching ants line" disappears and the program will either crash or act like no selection was made. Sometimes panning around the canvas will bring things back but it is hit-or-miss. 2. After refining selection to mask, New Layer with mask or New Layer the a haze appears on the mask layer. This looks like a blur has been applied with streaks all over the canvas. 3.Cannot make selection without first creating a New Pixel Later. The Selections acts as if there is no information to select until the pixel layer is created and then the layer to make selections out of is chosen. Again another hit-or-miss issue. 4. After trying to add an adjustment layer to a mask, Photo will crash and when I re-open the program the adjustment has been applied in a checker board pattern on the mask and I am unable to undo without again crashing. At this point I have to start the workflow over for any meaningful recovery. The Selections problems make this program so unstable that I cannot use it for any work on the go. I do use the desktop version on MacOS but the point of having it on my iPad is to have the flexibility to create anywhere.
  2. I have been wrestling with a selection issue. Funnily it is something I used creatively in PS but in SAPhoto I can't get round it. I recently took a photo of Lincoln cathedral. Its pinnacles are covered in light grey lead. I selected the sky (uniform light grey) and then refine edge to sort out the trees, small pinnacled and balustrades. The pinnacle tones are similar to sky so I was not surprised to find the programme struggling to select these easily. I painstakingly painted in the shapes within refine edge. Marching ants were in the correct place. However when I used the mask I found that even though I had noticed the red matte of refine edge was somewhat pale and painted in to be deep red, the mask was 50% or so transparent. The sky replacement obliterated much of the selected pinnacled. I tried using the pen tool to make selections (my preferred option in PS) and tested - no luck, still partially transparent and indeed when I used refine edge to add to the density of the mask by painting in the selection, it even began to bleed outside the pen selection areas. Anyone got a solution, please?
  3. I have been wrestling with a selection issue. Funnily it is something I used creatively in PS but in SAPhoto I can't get round it. I recently took a photo of Lincoln cathedral. Its pinnacles are covered in light grey lead. I selected the sky (uniform light grey) and then refine edge to sort out the trees, small pinnacled and balustrades. The pinnacle tones are similar to sky so I was not surprised to find the programme struggling to select these easily. I painstakingly painted in the shapes within refine edge. Marching ants were in the correct place. However when I used the mask I found that even though I had noticed the red matte of refine edge was somewhat pale and painted in to be deep red, the mask was 50% or so transparent. The sky replacement obliterated much of the selected pinnacled. I tried using the pen tool to make selections (my preferred option in PS) and tested - no luck, still partially transparent and indeed when I used refine edge to add to the density of the mask by painting in the selection, it even began to bleed outside the pen selection areas. Anyone got a solution, please?
  4. Even with rather moderate image sizes, whenever there is an active pixel selection (tested in marching ants mode), the software becomes extremely slow and beachbally, and the entire OS becomes unresponsive. This was not the case pre-1.5. If it is possible to deselect despite the slowdowns and erratic UI, the performance seems to go back to normal. This is using the 1.5.1 AppStore build of Photo on OS X 10.9.5 with the latest system updates, late 2008 silver model MacBook, with 8GB RAM installed after the fact and hard drive replaced with SSD, graphics chipset is the standard NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB. Main screen is an external Eizo CG series graphics monitor connected via Display Port, on which Affinity Photo is running. OS is German locale, with Affinity Photo running in English. Activated IME keyboards are German, US English, and the three Japanese ones.
  5. In tutorial of selection woman on beach, the refine edge context menu has options for output. My choices don’t have the same menu on the bottom.
  6. I have both an iPad 9.7 (2017) and an IPad Pro 2 and have found that the contextual menus are different. Using Refine Mask Tool, there are no output options on the smaller iPad. On both iPads the brush only refined at approx. 50% and didn't fully mask the adjacent area. When I am using the Selection Brush and switch to Subtract, the selection keeps deselecting. Most of my work is compositing and these glitches are very frustrating .
  7. I have both an iPad 9.7 (2017) and an IPad Pro 2 and have found that the contextual menus are different. Using Refine Mask Tool, there are no output options on the smaller iPad. On both iPads the brush only refined at approx. 50% and didn't fully mask the adjacent area. When I am using the Selection Brush and switch to Subtract, the selection keeps deselecting. Most of my work is compositing and these glitches are very frustrating .
  8. Hello, What is the most efficient way to accomplish the following: (1) Create/refine a selection (2) Make an adjustment to it (3) Be able to go back and apply other adjustments to the same selection later on #3 is where I'm struggling. Thanks for your patience in helping a newbie.
  9. Affinity Photo developers need to seriously make selection and moving objects much easier in iPad! I don't know about the desktop version but it is such a hassle to select and copy to a new layer (why so many unnecessary steps?) ... and then to use the Move tool is a very aggravating chore which is MUCH MUCH easier in Photoshop! Come on... I'm sure you guys can do better than this considering how efficient and easy it is to do everything else in Affinity Photo. Please refine and simplify the selection, copy/paste and move functions in Affinity Photo for iPad.
  10. Not sure if this is a bug or user error... I have a background color that I want to move. If I select the image and move (arrow key or mouse), it moves in front of other objects on other layers.(See video) I will be the first to admit that for some reason I am not understand the Layer system in AD, so that may be part of it. The other thing is that I see that there may be other object select in the drawing (shown with blue line in the layer stack) but when I look I see nothing actually selected. (Please see And a Question: Can you lock an entire layer by lock the top of the stack. Seems to me that is not working and not sure if that is by design or lack of understanding. Untitled.mov
  11. I'm using Capture One Pro 10 (MacOS 10.12.6) for my raw converter. Using the "Edit In..." selection in Capture One allows me to open my files in Affinity Photo and saves the changes back to the PSD or TIFF file created in the process. If I do this with multiple files for stitching, Affinity opens them in tabs, but I can't select the open images as the source for stitching. It would be nice to be able to select multiple open files from the panorama, hdr, focus merge or stack selection tools. Thanks, Phil
  12. Just wondering if it would be easy to implement shift, command clicking to make selections from multiple vector layers for the creation of top layer masks - at the moment I've found the only work around is to open in photo and use quick mask and selecting each layer separately then painting out - would also be useful if you could press backspace to delete the selection rather than have to paint it out when in quick mask mode or when directly editing a layer mask
  13. I'm using Capture One Pro 10 (MacOS 10.12.6) for my raw converter. Using the "Edit In..." selection in Capture One allows me to open my files in Affinity Photo and saves the changes back to the PSD or TIFF file created in the process. If I do this with multiple files for stitching, Affinity opens them in tabs, but I can't find anyway to select the open images as the source for stitching. Is there some way to select open files for panos and merges? I can export the files and open them from the selection box but that kind of makes a mess of my workflow. Thanks!
  14. When using features such as selection refinement and overlays, it would be nice if we could change the matte colour, for cases where the subject/background already have a lot of red in them.
  15. Hi, I'm enjoying Affinity Photo, but the main reason I find myself having to use Photoshop now is the lack of Fixed Ratio and Fixed Size style options for the rectangular selection marquee. I use these all the time, and would really appreciate having this functionality added to AP :) Cheers and thanks!
  16. Hi guys and wonderful Moderators, I know it's been probably said in a few posts but I'd like to list some of what I think are a few of the most needed features in AP. 1. refine masks uusing levels and curves, this is the most important thing, I'm not talking about refine edges or similar, I'm saying that once you created a mask to have the possibility to open a curve or levels adjustement for that mask to refine its range, as things are now we are pretty much stuck with the mask as it is at the moment of creating it, I just refuse to believe such thing is not available in AP, it's a foundamental feature, I mean AP has equations, EQUATIONS!!! and we can't put in this feature? 2. Some sort of luminosity masks panel, YES I'll ask for it for as much as it takes, even if it means having you put one in out of desperation for not having to read my every post about it. And I mean a full fledged LM panel, not the select midtones/shadow/highligh thingy, I mean a zones system/varying degrees of shadow/midtones/highlight selection though masks maybe. Seriously the channel way of doing it manually as it is now is cumbersome and uneffective, resterize layer to mask? really guys? nice feature but let's just step it up. 3. color picker when using the HSL tool 4. More color selection well...selections, blue, red and green are not enough really, maybve axpand to yellow, cyan, magenta. 5. slice tool to percentage or exact slices, as of right now I find the slice tool really...casual and amateur, would be nice to tell AP to: 'slice the image in 3 part vertically', insted of the free hand tool, which is pretty much useless imo. 6. suggestion for 3 filters, one is the tonal contrast equivalent, would be nice and save a lot of time having some sort of tonal contrast in the live filters, baybe a dynamic brightness too. your glow filter, nice idea, but poorly implemented all it does is blow out the highlight, maybe making it s that it protect saturation and luminance in some way, that's be nice. 7. create a panorama out of the opened files, same goes for hdr, it's really bothersome having to export all images before having AP create a new pano. 7 1/2, come on guys, let's just have an 'align layers' option, I don't know if i'm doing somehing wrong but stack create stack in the arrange panel doe snot align anything if you're not opening a brand new set of images, we need to align layers in an opened file. Thank you guys for this platform in which you allow us to give suggestion, I know i may sounfd just like the usual run of the mill whyny customer, but I do complain because I believe in this software and its possibility. Seriously though, take into consideration these suggestion, let's not just trail behind Photoshop, let's make a clear jump foreward.
  17. Photoshop has traditionally had the Select > Color Range command. There is also HSL keying inside the Hue/Saturation adjustment toolset, which, annoyingly cannot be used to create selections for use with other commands without clumsy workarounds (that I know much better than I would care to admit). What I am hoping to see is a non-destructive way to do masking based on luminance, HSL tools, as well as possibly more sophisticated keying algorithms that are found in video software (Primatte, Keylight, etc.). Most video-focussed color correction software (DaVinci Resolve, Speedgrade, Lustre, Baselight, FilmMaster, Assimilate Scratch) allows for non-destructive HSL keying already. The most elegant way I can imagine this working inside Photo is that similar to regular layer masks, a new procedural mask layer type for non-destructive HSL/Select Color Range masks with adjustable parameters would be available. Like an adjustment layer, except that the result would be a mask instead of an RGBA image, to be used just like regular layer masks. That way, it would be easy to adjust the selection parameters interactively after the fact, and, if need be, rasterize destructively to a regular raster mask layer. In additions to the keying in Luma, RGB, HSL, YUV and LAB, parameters for blurring the result, expanding/contracting the mask would be useful. The exact same functionality could then double as a vastly improved "Select Color Range" command as well.
  18. When I select an object to adjust with the selection brush, and then add an adjustment layer and choose an adjustment from the drop down menu, the following happens: a) no matter what adjustment I select (brightness, exposure, etc) nothing changes inside the selected object. b) when I deselect the selection using Command+D, a solid white line remains around the object I selected. How to make this work correctly? Thank you. Melanie
  19. I have been trying to make Selection on one photo to copy into another. However, my efforts have been frustrated by the Selection shooting off in all directions and not trying to stay on the main colour of the subject I'm trying to select. I have Added and Subtracted to the selection but it won't do what I want. It certainly isn't doing it as easy as in the tutorials. I have given up for now. Is there a pen tool (Photoshop)?
  20. Hi, I am using a MAS version of affinity photo 1.4.3 and every time I try to make a selection and have the output as New Layer then click apply, nothing happens. A new layer comes up but it's blank... Anyone else have this issue or know why it is happening? This just started in the last week. Jason
  21. Hello everyone.Could you please help me in creating a selection using pen tool in affinity designer
  22. Hi; I've noticed that I cannot make multiple selections. I mean, I use the marquee tool to select an area, then press Shift and use the marquee tool in a different area. The first selection area dissappears. This happens with any selection tool, including magic wand. Missing something? Thanks; Val
  23. I currently use Photoshop but I am hoping that the new Windows based version of Affinity photo will be a replacement for it. As an artist I frequently scan my drawings which I then have to clean up in PS to remove paper texture/discolouration. In order to do this I currently use the Select > Colour Range feature in PS and then select the paper colour i.e. white which I can then delete and using an additional layer filled with a white background I have a perfectly sharp and clear ink sketch. It is essential for me to be able to have this feature for my work because it is a massive time saver and without it I would not be able to produce a clean image from my scanned artwork. Will this feature be available in your new Affinity photo or am I going to be stuck with Photoshop? Because this work sequence is difficult to explain I have attached a sketch which I hope will clarify what I need to be able to do with my scanned artwork.
  24. 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
  25. I have a file that I built in AP with a gradient mask on one layer. This mask was created by making a selection (from the outline of a dancer) and filling the mask with a white to black gradient. The file was exported to PSD. When the file was opened in Photoshop CC, the gradient mask was there but the masked selection was now rectangular, rather than retaining the original shape.
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