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  1. kellyjanderson

    Invert mask

    The invert filter does not seem to effect masks. How does one invert a mask in affinity photo for the iPad?
  2. Hello, I'm wondering how to convert a mask to a pixel layer? Thanks! --Joshua
  3. Masks are a huge part of my image editing workflows. One of the only things still keeping me partially tethered to Photoshop is how that program manages masks with other tools --- particularly its brush blending modes, color picker, and history brush. Brush Blending modes and Masks -- Blending modes like Lighten and Darken are invaluable when doing meticulous mask editing, or when painting with a mask. Lighten would allow you to paint in slightly less opaque portions of the mask without altering already existing opaque portions, while the Darken blending mode would provide the opposite functionality. The Color Picker and Masks -- When you have a mask selected, the color picker could choose a gray/black/white directly from the mask for you to paint/fill/etc with, which makes intuitive sense and is extremely useful for being precise with edits, even with a gradient of grays in the mask. The Undo Brush and Masks -- Another great way to increase the options for editing Masks would be to allow the Undo Brush to work with them. Currently (as of Beta 1.7) nothing happens when you attempt to use the Undo brush on a mask.
  4. Ok, Im at my wit's end here. I cant seem to figure out the correct way to set up a simple rectangular image mask in Affinity Photo. What's really weird is, some of my layers have masks on them that behave as I want them to and new layers I create have what appear to be the same kind of masks, and they do NOT do what I need them to do. It may be that the ones that are behaving correctly, are from when I originally opened this file from a Photoshop file. The layers that are behaving are the Furniture Images layers. The layer at the top is my attempt to recreate this type of mask, and it simply wont behave the same as the Furniture ones. When I try to manipulate the mask, it remains grouped or joined with the image. I want a layer with a Mask layer on it, underneath the pixel layer. I need to have BOTH the image and the Mask be able to be manipulated independently. I dont want the image to distort when I try to modify the mask object. I CAN NOT see what the difference is between my layers that are working correctly and the ones that arent. Kind of making me nuts! Please have a look at the attached file and let me know how do I recreate whatever it was that I did in the successful version Thanks!. 2018_10.03_SquareUp_Sale_Ad_Email.afphoto
  5. Absolutely loving Affinity Designer on the iPad, but there’s one thing that I just can’t figure out - working with masks. I usually start with making a pixel layer lineart drawing, set to multiply. Then I do the colouring, in either pixels or vectors in a layer underneath this. What I then need to do is to remove parts of the lineart that I don’t need anymore. I could of course use the eraser tool, but I prefer to do this in a mask, as I often change my mind about what works or not. However, when I add a masking layer to my pixel lineart layer, the quality of the line suddenly changes radically, almost as if it burns and disintegrates somehow, weakening the overall lineart a lot, without me adding any black to the mask whatsoever. Now I think this effect is kind of cool, but I don’t always want it, and I want to figure out why it happens and how to control it. What I’m looking for is adding a mask so that I can paint out the lines with my pixel persona brush tool, without Designer suddenly changing the quality of my lineart when I add that mask. I’ve watched the tutorials, but found no info to help me with this particular challenge. Should be pretty straightforward and simple, yet this trick eludes me in Designer for iPad. Anyone else encountered this, or have any experience with masking pixel layers in AD? - zei
  6. Here's a common operation I've done in the past with Photoshop: 1. Create a mask for a layer 2. Extract the mask as a regular pixel layer by copying the mask channel contents to a new pixel layer 3. Use filters and adjustments to refine the pixel layer (I find that Levels does a great job of uniformly hardening edges, for example) 4. Select all and copy the refined pixel layer 5. Paste the clipboard contents back into the mask channel, thereby applying the refined mask I'm trying to adapt this workflow to Affinity Photo, and I've noticed that adjustment layers can supposedly be applied to pixel mask layers by making the adjustment layer a "child" layer to the mask. However, I'm not seeing the adjustment affect the mask. This leads me to two questions: 1. Can adjustments, filters, and adjustment layers be applied to pixel mask layers, as if they were a non-mask pixel layer? 2. If not, would you consider a feature request to have adjustments, filters, and adjustment layers (when dragged onto a pixel mask layer, thereby appearing as a child layer to the pixel mask) operate on pixel masks in this way? 3. Is there some other way I may be able to accomplish this workflow already? My one requirement is that it doesn't involve re-selecting and filling the selection on a pixel layer; while this is possible, it's far too error-prone in my opinion. Thanks, Joe P.S. For clarity, I've attached a screenshot of what I mean by making an adjustment layer a "child layer" of a pixel mask layer. Unfortunately I'm not sure what the correct terminology is for this is.
  7. Hello, I am trying to get this design finished for a t-shirt, but I am having difficulty getting the palm tree/island and the seagulls (both in black) to where they are cut out of the background circle and appear transparent like the lines do. Help? I will say that the palm trees, island, and seagulls are all on different layers. It is not one joined image (which I believe is giving me the problems). When I used Photoshop, I would just use the magic wand tool and cut out the image (which would make it transparent). I made a red background to see the problem spots.
  8. Hi Affinity, Since updating to Affinity Photo (1.6.6 on Mac), whenever I add a mask or a live filter to an active layer the mask or the live filter is added on top of the active layer, instead of being added as a nested mask, under the layer. I also encounter this in v. 1.6.7. I have to manually drag the mask or live filter into its correct place each time.
  9. Hi everyone, I am trying to remove an object from my image and after much searching on the forums and internet, I have not found a way to accomplish what I'm after. Basically, I have used the Inpainting Brush Tool on a Pixel layer as shown in the in-house tutorial to remove portions of it already, but I'm still left with parts of it that I can't take out with the same brush. On the image, notice that behind the girl there's a blue-colored trampoline that extends from one palm tree to the other. This is what I would like to take out. What would be the best and cleanest/professional way of going about this? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
  10. I’ve had this happen twice in the same day now. I create masks and save my photo and everything looks great. I close the app and when I open it again to work on it all the masks seem to not work anymore. Everything is showing and my eraser marks and everything else are present when before they were perfectly blended. See my examples attached. It should look more like the one where the masks obviously aren’t all messed up and basically not working anymore. I don’t know how to revert it back to the masks working correctly. Please advise
  11. So I'm overall loving the way Affinity handles masking but one thing slightly puzzles me. We can make a compound path but when we use that as a Layer mask you can no longer edit the nodes. Am I doing something wrong here or is this currently a limitation? Ideally I'd prefer not to combine my shapes for ultimate control but it seems it might be necessary. p.s. to the Devs, Designer is a beautiful piece of software and is a joy to use, even with these kind of limitations. Looking forward to 1.7
  12. Hi there. I have just started using the trial of Affinity Photo and so far I quite like it. Coming from 17 years of PS I find it very intuitive. But I'm having an issue with the paint brush tool. After a while it refuses to paint in white. Yes, only pure white. It will paint other colours just fine, including black and the lightest possible grey. If I paint with white nothing shows up. As soon as I switch to any other colour or shade of grey it paints no problem. This happens on masks and pixel/background layers. I have the flow and opacity both at 100%. Protect Alpha is unchecked. Blend mode is normal. But it can't be those settings, because as I said, every other colour except white will paint fine. If it were a problem inherent in my settings I assume it would effect all other colours, too. If I quit and restart it goes back to normal and will paint with white, but after a while it stops again. If I open a Any ideas? I've never come across this issue in any editing software before. Did I break it? Edit: Nevermind. Apparently there's some RTFM-ing I need to do. Looks like I hit the crossed out circle next to the main swatches on the colour palette and it took away my white painting ability. Mods can feel free to delete this post if you like.
  13. So far I've not found a way to determine the exact grey value of a particular pixel of a layer mask in Affinity Photo. The info panel only shows colour values of the underlying layers. This is a very useful feature, for example if you work with gradients to combine two photos and you want to refine a certain area of the mask and apply the same grey value as in other areas of the mask. If such a feature really does not exist in Affinity Photo I'd like to request it to be implemented. If it does exist and I've simply not found it yet I'd be grateful if somebody could instruct me how to do it.
  14. Just starting to learn the program and I am feeling very stupid right out of the box. I know that this should be simple, but I have not been able to figure it out: I am working on photographs of architectural interiors. First thing I do is to adjust perspective. Easy. Then, I want to make separate exposure adjustments for the interior and for the views out the windows. No problem, I thought: simply create a mask layer that contains only the windows and adjust the exposure for this layer separately, then adjust the background to taste and layer the edited window layer on top of this. But, my window layer has an opaque background so the Background does not show through. I tried following the instructions for clipping, but I could not make this work either. I know I am missing something basic, but I have not yet figured it out. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  15. I believe I found a bug in the way masks are applied to groups. I've attached an example afphoto file to show the behavior. Steps to reproduce: Create white background Create new pixel layer, fill with 25% gray Duplicate 25% gray layer Create two groups with the 25% gray layers First group Select first 25% gray layer Select "New Mask Layer" Use gradient tool to create layer from white to black, top to bottom Second group duplicate gradient mask from above Insert as mask for second group Toggle the two groups to compare (turn off respective other group) Expected result: the two images produced look the same Actual result: the image when using the group mask has an uneven gradient Here's the layer mask, looking as expected: And here's the group mask, looking uneven: group-mask-bug.afphoto
  16. hello all, and happy new year! please i need some explanation about refining selections to "new layer and mask". i did the following experiment on the attached image: 1) select the background of the image with the selection brush 2) invert pixel selection 3) refine selection (default values, except for a bigger brush) 4) select "new layer and mask" 5) apply i'm not interested in how the quality of the selection could be enhanced (i.e. applying some feather during the refine process): instead, i can't understand how the new layer (with mask) is generated. I would expect a copy of the original layer, with a mask that describes the selection. the mask appears how expected (by me at least), but the new pixel layer shows something weird (to me). in the attached image, if you hide everything except "layer - created by new layer and mask", strange artifacts are clearly visible. they disappear if the mask is activated again. if i make a copy of the original layer and apply a copy of the mask to it, the result is similar - but not identical: if you alternatively make visible the new layer or the background copy (with their masks), you can notice that something in the image subtly changes. if you make both the layer visible at the same time, the quality of the selection improves. it improves even more if you make a second copy of the background copy and mask. now, the improvement of quality does not surprise me so much: i guess it depends on the fact that the areas that are left erroneously slightly transparent by the mask get more opaque when displayed one above the other. but i really cannot understand why the new layer created by "refine selection" is not a copy of the original layer, and what the artifacts are. i'll be grateful of an explanation or any clue. thanks in advance stefano IMG_1904.afphoto
  17. Hi, I am trying to clip a brick texture to a logo in affinity designer. I looked up how to do it in affinity as its different than photoshop. I place the photo of brick on top of logo layer and here's what happens-pictures of before and after below. The texture goes away completely and thumbnail is white so I'm not sure what to do. Thank you! -Emily
  18. I am use to creating a selection in photoshop, selecting the adjustment and adding a mask to the adjustment. Sometimes i need to make an adjustment to the mask. With Affinity Photo, when i have a selection performed, i select and adjustment and then the adjustment has a mask applied to it. How do i stop this. I prefer adding masks manually or to a group of adjustments. Thx Mike
  19. Hey guys, first post here. I’m having some major issues with the polygon marquee tool. When I try to make a selection for frequency separation, I use my Apple Pencil to draw out a selection, however it never actually makes the selection. Does anyone know a way around this? Also is it possible to delete and reinstall the application without losing all of my documents? I’ve included a video to show you all what’s going on. 24E04C4B-AF72-4EF0-AC61-9C002674C7DE.MP4
  20. Hi forum, First of all I have to say I'm am very very happy about affinity photo, I love it! What I'd like to see, the possibility to copy / paste onto layer masks (pixel layer masks as well as adjustment/effect layer masks), and to edit the current layer mask with the quickmask function. – For instance, you have applied one of those sharpen-effects to some areas, and then you want to try out a different sharpen-effect, you could simply copy the old effect mask and copy it onto the new one to see the comparison. At the moment, you can make a selection your of the current mask, and then paint within these areas onto the new mask, but this only works with simple masks, and it's more a workaround. And even nicer – as it is possible in PS: to be able to perform pixel adjustments (the basic ones like contrast, brightness – but maybe even effects like gaussian blur) on to layer masks. – Let's say you have a complex pixel or adjustment layer mask with some grey, black and white areas, and then you want to increase the "middletone of the effect" a bit. Then you could simply select that mask and adjust contrast and brightness of the masks. Or the edges of an effect are too sharp, then you could apply the blur effect onto that layer mask to unsharpen them. Cheers Juergen PS: Ahh! I got the wrong forum! Just reposted it in "general photo feature request".
  21. Hi forum, First of all I have to say I'm am very very happy about affinity photo, I love it! What I'd like to see, the possibility to copy / paste onto layer masks (pixel layer masks as well as adjustment/effect layer masks), and to edit the current layer mask with the quickmask function. – For instance, you have applied one of those sharpen-effects to some areas, and then you want to try out a different sharpen-effect, you could simply copy the old effect mask and copy it onto the new one to see the comparison. At the moment, you can make a selection your of the current mask, and then paint within these areas onto the new mask, but this only works with simple masks, and it's more a workaround. And even nicer – as it is possible in PS: to be able to perform pixel adjustments (the basic ones like contrast, brightness – but maybe even effects like gaussian blur) on to layer masks. – Let's say you have a complex pixel or adjustment layer mask with some grey, black and white areas, and then you want to increase the "middletone of the effect" a bit. Then you could simply select that mask and adjust contrast and brightness of the masks. Or the edges of an effect are too sharp, then you could apply the blur effect onto that layer mask to unsharpen them. Cheers Juergen
  22. I have an image of a model against a featureless wall. Well, there is no deliberate or desirable featuring to the wall but there are imperfections and shadowing that I don't like. I would like to apply some blur to the wall but not the model. I have tried a few ways but I cannot seem to get it right. I have creates a duplicate of the background and selected the wall successfully but now I need a mask from the selection so I can hide the model and allow the original unblurred image to show through. I cannot seem to get it quite right. Any suggestions?
  23. Pls look at the photo attached I want to add the mask on High Feq. layer but it adds in new layer. pls help.
  24. Masks, everybody has to do them, why not manage and utilise them in a meaningful way? We could bring in external masks/alphas paint grayscale layers or have selections saved as channels. We could bring them in as linked images or embed them to the document. Each time we create a new adjustment or filter layer we have to either go through the channels, create a selection from a channel or rasterise an existing grayscale layer to a mask. That's the inefficient time-vampire kind of way. How about letting us store and manage channels in a meaningful way? Example: I have a mask drawn and want to move on from it to recall later. I could right-click and select "Store as Single-Channel… > Select / New channel" or "Store as Multi-Channel" for additional RGBs like normals or object coordinates for relighting. (In the channels list RGB sets would be displayed as a channel group, users can also create channel groups, RGBs are just automatically generated for the user) When I need that selection in a tool, the tool would just have a dropdown menu listing all the available channels (incl. RGBA) and I could select the mask I've just made. If I make changes to that mask, all tools using that mask update automatically. No hassle, no extra time cost.
  25. I know that you can attach Curves and Levels adjustments to masks and set their target channel to Alpha instead of Master. This is great feature that allows us to change a mask non-destructively, but we should be able to attach all adjustments and filters to a mask as if the mask was a regular grayscale pixel layer. Also currently in order to attach Curves or Level adjustments to a mask you have to create it and attach it manually to the mask. Would be nice to be able to select the the mask - add the adjustment layer (or live filter) and have it link automatically to the mask. Hope all this makes sense. Cheers!
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