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After over two years of working with AP I am really finding ways round some of it’s quirks and limitations. But a couple of things still have me stumped. 1) It is easy to convert a path or shape to a selection. However has anyone found a way to convert a selection to a path? 2) One of things I really miss in AP is the ability to easily combine selections to produce ‘compound’ selections. The commonest is adding individual selections to get a single combined selection. In PS this is a breeze just Cmd click the mask or layer thumbnails one by one while holding the Shift key. (Other key combos will subtract and intersect as well). I use this in PS all the time. It’s incredibly quick and useful. Sadly this doesn’t work in AP as the Shift is otherwise assigned. The best work around I have found is to load the selection from each layer or mask and then save it as a spare channel one layer at a time. By right clicking on them in the Channels palette one can then combine them as wished and then delete the channels. To call this slow and convoluted qualifies as masterly understatement. So has anyone found a better way? I seem to remember, many moons ago, there were promises from the development team of introducing killer linking. Is this a figment of my imagination or is something on the drawing board? This app is so, so good. But it could still get to be something really amazing. Please keep up the great work!
Despite having become a competent AP user now I still find myself stumped from time to time by the simplest of things. In this case I am having difficulty finding a neat method of combining selections in AP. In PS I could Shift Cmd Click layer icons in the Layers Palette to do this very quickly and easily. In AP this is not possible as this key combo is assigned to luminance selection. I have found various methods of doing this, such as using channels, but they are all surprisingly cumbersome with multiple steps. It seems such a basic thing to want to do that I cannot help feel I must be missing something obvious here. Can anyone please point me at a quick and easy way of doing this?