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  1. After several minutes I can not paint mask of effects. I have to run application again, but masking is working only several minutes. I tried to change renderer to WARP, but same problem. I have Geforce 1080Ti, if it matter.
  2. I am quite new to Affinity photo and I use it because some functions are really superior to the equivalent in Photoshop ( I say some, because I only used some of them until now). One of those is the selection tool. I am preparing some effects for Final Cut Pro / Motion5 and I need to cut out some subjectd in order to animate them within FCPX (or Motion). I spent quite some time to cut out this really special goat made of rubber I saw recently in Port Mathurin (Rodrigues Island). My cut is done very accurately and is in my eyes very precise. When I apply a mask to this image, I find a lot of noise round the goat and I am really wondering how this is possible. Of course I could use a workaround to clean the exported PNG, but I would like to understand what I am doing wrong. I did not use Refine in this version because the contrasts are sometimes so tiny that Refine adds noise rather than solving the problem. Any help is welcome. Thanks in advance, Jean-Marie
  3. While it is possible to see a rubylith overlay for quick masks, it is not possible when just editing a mask. This is useful because it can useful to know what areas of the image the mask is operatintg on and allows better control over the editing of masks
  4. I am using the Afinity Photo desktop version to replace a sky in a photo that has evergreen trees. Everything goes fine, EXCEPT, the border between the masked sky and the picture has white ghosting, looks like frost. I have used the refining tool, but to no avail. I am stumped. I have attached the file for a look. Does anyone have an idea what is causing this issue and how to fix it? I would appreciate any help.
  5. Hello! First post! Excited to be a part of the community. Absolutely loving Affinity, just got a couple of questions that have been confusing me about making selections. The refine tool seemed awesome at first and I was cutting out complex subjects from messy backgrounds easily, but now I’m finding upon closer examination that it’s really not that neat of a selection. I’ve seen other people ask similar questions so my question is this...when I refine a selection to a new layer with mask, why when turning off the mask do I see an image like the second one I posted? With the nasty selection outlining the subject? Also, how do I get a cleaner selection without all that mess along the borders? I’m extracting the subject from a very plain background, I dont think it should be coming out like this (third photo)....thank you guys!
  6. Hi guys! So, I have been triying to cut this guy from this image, but I can´t make a good selection. I have some problems with thoose small parts in his body, and I also have some weird edges when i refine it. I have tried it on Photoshop and I have been able to cut it almost perfecctly in just 2 minutes, what do I am doing wrong??!! Please help me!! I attach (In order) the original photo, the final result made in Afinity Photo, the final result made in Photoshop, the most difficult part for me of this image and also the weird edges I have when refining the selection. Thanks everyone!
  7. Hi everyone I'm new to Affinity Photo. I know there are many ways to create a mask for hairs and I am trying to master AP's selection refinement tool. I'm able to create a mask using AP's selection refinement tool with satisfactory result on some photos but I still can't figure out how the "Ramp" and "Border Width" options work and how to apply them to different situations. Take this image in GIMP's Masking hair with fine strands tutorial for instance. I know we can use the same method described in that tutorial but I can't figure out how to get AP's selection refinement tool to select the fine hair. Anyone has tips on the refinement selection tool to share? Thanks
  8. Hello All, I seem to have a bug where my layered and masked symbol layers will move/disappear at random, I would then need to find the layer and move the mask or crop area back to the correct location. I am trying to build a large 20"x18.55" symbol, The symbol will randomly lose parts of the layers and then will need to either close the file without saving to get the objects back in the correct location or I have to manually find and move each layer back to its location, I can send you the file if needed, I am running ad 1.6.4.104. If you require the file can I send it via wetransfer as I don't want it on the public forum. my last question would be, why can i not get the symbols to tile without gaps ! Regards Chris Edit-- Just uploading 2 images one shows full symbol, second shows resize of brick and disappeared brick. disapearing_brick_gone.afphoto disapearing_brick.afphoto
  9. Hi everyone! I´m very new to Image editing, and I have been working with affinity photo for about 2 weeks, trying new things and tutorials around the web. Yesterday I decided to take a challenge, mask some girl´s hair, bute I can´t! Can someone help me do this? I don´t know what settings to use when refining edges around the hair and how to get some good selection. I put here the image to you so you can try it and if you are able to select and mask that hair pls let me know how you did it!! Thanks everybody!!!
  10. How do I use a pixel layer containing a greyscale image as a layer mask so that white pixels show the current layer and black pixels hide the current layer, and grey shades in between represent partial transparancy? In the screenshot (attached) I want to use the black and white picture of the skull to mask the green square so that I end up with a green skull where the white is, and the black are would be transparent. any grey pixels would be different levels of transparancy. I really need step by step instructions as I just don't understand how to do this in AP as I am so used to doing it in Adobe Photoshop. Thanks
  11. Hi all, I've no idea how I call this. But what I want to do is create a graphic stack it on top of a duplicate. Like a pile of papers. Now I want to give each graphic (or paper) a border which will cut out on the layer below. I've tried to create an image that would explain what I'm trying to do. Image 1: is the object with the 'cut away space (green) for the below image' Image 2: duplicated objects Image 3: the top object will 'cut away' on the bottom one Image 4: should be the intended result On a white background this is easily done with a white border around the object. See image 4, but what I need is that all that is white is transparent. Any ideas or suggestions?
  12. Hi there, All the tutorials show cutting simple shapes out of a very differently coloured background which is fine.. but what do you do when you have to cut out something more complicated like a person from a very similarly coloured background?? For example, I need to cut the attached man out of the background of each picture but his skin and shirt are dark and so is the background. I am having great difficulty doing this without going and manually erasing it myself which is time-consuming. Please help me understand how I can do this easier! Cheers!
  13. Hello, once I create a mask layer I cannot create the mask using paintbrush. When trying to paint over the mask it simply does nothing. Flood fill tool seems to be working. Refine mask function also works to some extent. Edit Mask shows just all white and cannot be paint over too. Using the latest version 1.6.3.103 and W10 with latest updates. I am a fresh buyer and I am thinking about refunding since mask creation is really basic functionality that must work. Thanks for your help in advance Igor
  14. Hi everyone! I am using Affinity Photo after a while and found that it is not possible to use layer masks. I know some topics said 'uninstall Affinity Photo' or 'press CMD + D' or 'use the real black and white color' and 'do not forget to set you opacity to 100 percent'. I also restart my Mac and Affinity Photo but it still won't work. Ik hope there is a possibility I forgot to try to make it work again. Do you have any answers that will solve this problem? Thanks in advance! Joran
  15. Hi guys, Is there a keyboard shortcut for vector masking? For example, for clipping, you can Ctrl+X, Ctrl+Alt+V, and layer clipping is done. Is there such thing for masking? I couldn't find anything in the help file, or the preferences. THank you
  16. Hi, just as I like this software and need to share some stuff, here are 2 or 3 pictures using stacking (panorama, and stacks) some effects have been applied with Nik Collection (HDR effects)
  17. When using vector masks is it possible to be move the image under it ? Instead of only moving the curve/shape over the image ? I guess like indesign handles cropping images ? cheers
  18. Hey, I regularly create non-destructive compound path. I then want to use these as masks and clip other layers to them. When I drag a layer onto a compound path, the path gets included into the calculation, rather than being clipped. How can I change this behavior and use the Compound Path as a clipping mask? Thanks!
  19. 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
  20. Hi guys I mainly work with 32bit rendered EXR files. When I'm comping rendered objects into backplates, I need to be able to have coloured masks. This is to ensure shadows that are in alpha (masked), creates the correct tone on the backplate. A coloured mask can for example produce a blueish shadow, where a grey scale mask will produce a grey shadow. Is there perhaps a setting I'm not seeing? Whenever I convert a layer to a mask, it goes greyscale!
  21. I have an image where some parts need sharpening and some parts need denoising or smoothing. The obvious way to do this is to create a mask that divides the image into these two component parts. No problem, I create an edge mask as a new layer and refine it appropriately. I could now duplicate my original image and sharpen one version (using Nik Sharpener) and denoise the other using Nik DFine. The mask should now be able to ensure that what I see is partly sharpened and partly denoised. But I cannot see how I can place the mask I have created to perform this task. I Because sharpening and denoising are fairly subtle, I have been practicing on an an image and a desaturated version, and a layer comprising several vertical black-and-white stripes so that I should be able to see a fairly obvious mask effect. I have tried following various videos and on-line guides typically involving moving the stripy mask into a position on one of the layers, but what I see is always either the stripy mask or no effect at all. The image below shows what I see before trying to place the mask. Any advice gratefully received. John
  22. Hello, everyone. I dove in and bought all the programs. Now, I have a 'best practices' inquiry: How do I set-up the artboard so that the white dirt on the 'K' (a texture file) is actually erased (a layer mask? a clipping ask?), allowing the pink circle to be visible? Sorry - I am completely befuddled by this.
  23. Hi there, I'm getting stuck with masking and the paintbrush tool (in Affinity Designer)... - Pixel Persona - Have a photo I want to mask - When I select a part of the photo with any of the selection tools and create a mask from that selection, things are fine. I get a proper black and white mask layer. - Now I want to REFINE my mask, by selecting the mask layer, selecting the brush tool, setting the brush color to BLACK and then painting black inside the mask over parts I want to hide. The problem is... I can never make the brush tool to paint in COMPLETELY BLACK color! The color setting in the color panel is set to completely black (#000000), but the actually painted color on the mask is always dark gray. Never completely black. Thus there are always semi-transparent parts of the image visible. I can never mask them completely. Any ideas how I can make the brush color to be 100% black? Thanks!
  24. I have a B&W pixel layer that I have converted to a mask layer and put inside a live adjustment layer. I decided that I want to boost the contrast of the mask after I had put it into the live adjustment layer. How do I do that? Preferably non-destructively such as adding the Levels adjustment to the mask for more control. If not possible I'm still happy with a destructive method too. In Photoshop I just ALT+CLICK on the mask to make it active and then CTRL+L to adjust the Levels of the mask.
  25. Hi there people! I finished the linert of my drawing, now I have to color it. Problem is...I need to color inside my flat color without the brush go out of it. In Photoshop, I used to put a new layer on top of the flat color and -> Create Clipping Mask Is there a way I can do that in Affinity Pro for iPad?