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  1. Create a shape or something; group it (so it's by itself) and then remove the shape from the group (yielding an empty group) Create a second shape, outside of the group (a rectangle will do) Order the rectangle so that it's above the empty group and then perform a "Mask To Below" operation on the shape (so that it masks the empty group) See below for result - there's a strange border that appears. It changes shade and thickness as you zoom in and out.
  2. Using the Dodge and burn on a mask layer is handy when using to affect only shadows, midtones or highlights. Eg. Dodging a lighter sky through a dark tree. Tx
  3. Is it possible to select by saturation level? I'm particularly thinking of using saturation masking (if it can be done).
  4. When I try to create a slice from a group that has something masked inside it, the size of the slice is determined by the size of the unmasked content. However to me it seems more logical to have the slice the same size as the visible content (the way it is masked). Is there a way to make the size of the slice respect the actual visible content?
  5. I'm currently puzzling over the simplest way to convert a mask to a pixel layer (and whether this can be made into a macro). Currently I'm at: Release mask if it is attached to any layer, or drag to top level of layers Invert mask Put black pixel layer below mask Select mask layer Merge down Put white pixel layer below this layer Select merged layer above white layer Merge down Any improvements? The attached macro does steps 2 to 8, but I can't find a way to include the release into a macro. Still, it seems usable -- you just need to do step 1 by hand. You may also need to ensure nothing is selected. Dave's Mask to Pixel Layer.afmacro
  6. Hello, I am new to masks and have a question I am really hoping has an easy answer. I have created a document imported an image and then created a mask. I am wondering what are the steps I must follow to edit the mask to make further adjustments as no matter what I try I cannot get into it. Apologies for the beginner question.
  7. Hi How copy pixels information, to mask or alpha channle. For example, I need copy all pixels from the layer 1, and paste in the layer 2 alpha, or paste in the layer 2 mask. I'm stuck in this point Thanks!
  8. Hi all Affinity Photo friends, two questions: Is there something like a Clipping Mask as in Photoshop? It seems to be, that the tweaking made in Effects tab has zero effect on e.g. Masks and Adjustment Layers. In case I don't do something wrong or just couldn't figure out how to do it: This must be urgently added... Need to blur a mask non destructively all the time. If there is a possibility, please let me know, many thanks in advance. Appreciate any reply!
  9. Hi, When I refine a mask selection, the edges get fuzzy on the default settings. The settings are: Matte Edges - Checked Border Width - 10% Smoothing - 0 Feather - 0 Ramp - 0% I've attached a screenshot to show this. The noise occurs both inside AND outside the selection. I don't mind it occuring outside as I can deal with that, however it's inside the selection that's a constant frustration. This happens regardless of the matte I use. All the demos that I've seen have had worse background contrasts, yet the edges come out clean when the Refine tool is used. I'm also using OpenGL for my display. My current version is Affinity 1.6.7. Thanks.
  10. Is there any way to toggle the default layer mask of adjustment layer in Affinity Photo?
  11. Hi. When I select a layer and click on the layer mask icon, it creates a layer mask above and separately from that first layer. I have to manually drag it underneath the layer I meant to mask. Why is not automatically apply it to the layer I've selected? It should work exactly that way, like in photoshop or in any online Affinity tutorial, but not for me.
  12. Hello everyone, I'm trying to create some custom brushes to use when painting over masking layers, but I cannot achieve my desired result. This is the new Image Brush I made (white on transparent background): The layer setup: What I want to use this for is adding/subtracting from a mask, but the transparency is not ignored in the process, resulting in something like this when adding to the mask: As you can see the transparency acts on the mask layer as an eraser (I'm using the pixel brush), and the only thing that I want to do and can do is removing from the mask while holding down CTRL (to erase). Is there a setting, or color combination in the brush image that I can use in order to have the desired effect of only adding or subtracting the brush shape, ignoring the rest of the image? Thanks in advance for any help! Cheers
  13. Good morning, all. I am new to Affinity and also new to creating SVG files. I feel as though I’ve got the SVG file creation part down. Lol. This is what I need help with, and I will try to explain this by example: Lets say that I import a simple two layer SVG file into affinity. By this I mean, a transparent background (as displayed by the white and grey checkers) and a layer on top holding the vector (as displayed by the shape represented in black so that I can see the transparent background behind the shape). Let’s say that the shape is a black rectangle. Inside the rectangle I would like to write text. Then, I would like to make that text transparent so that it appears to have been cut out of the rectangle, so I can see the checkered transparent background where the words used to be, in the shape of the text. How do I do this? If you could describe it to me in simple steps and assume that I’m a total n00b, I would greatly, greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much for reading my post!
  14. Please forgive me if I'm missing something in the videos, etc but I haven't been able to find what I'm looking for. I'm new to Affinity Photo (on my 12" iPad Pro), and am looking to accomplish something I'm used to doing in Photoshop. Specifically, in my workflow it's common for me to stack two images, create a layer mask on the top one, then use a brush to add the lower image but not 100%. The brush in Photoshop would typically be set at 30% with a soft edge so that the additions are not all one layer of the other, but really a blend of the two. Using a brush to accomplish this is nice because it lets me build up some areas while leaving others untouched. I've tried the same technique in Affinity, but masking seems to be an all or nothing thing here. Either an element is masked or it's not. An example of the style I’m looking for would be Procreate’s layer mask functionality. There I can use a brush set at 30% opacity and brush in what I want. However, I’d rather do it all in Affinity. For the record, if you are familiar with Trey Ratcliff's HDR tutorials, this is the technique he walks people through. I'm trying to replicate it in Affinity. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide!
  15. Hi, I'm wondering if it's possible to mask a stroke in Affinity Designer and keeping it open? As you can see in the image attached, I'm creating a compound object (Stroke + Sphere Shape). Unfortunately the stroke always gets closed after creating the compound object. What I'd like to do instead is to split the stroke in 2 with a sphere mask. This should be done in a non destructive way so that I can adjust the sphere mask later on. Is this possible? Thanks and best regards, Daniel
  16. AFFINITY PHOTO. Ctrl click is not working as it is supposed to on a mask. It selects both layers, not the mask I'm selecting. While it can be solved but changing trackpad preferences to double tap to right click, or using Cmd + J or Cmd + C to copy or duplicate, Ctrl click should equally work. Short clip.mp4
  17. Hello I want to use an image (grayscale with no alpha) as a mask. How can I do it? Thanks
  18. While trying to copy a mask on MacOs (High Sierra), right clicking on the mask thumbnail and selecting copy and/or duplicate, makes a copy of the Layer + mask. Yet, if I use Cmd J or Cmd C, a copy of just the mask is made. What am I doing wrong please? Or is this a known bug? Thanks Short clip.mp4
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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!
  25. 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
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