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FrankSchroeder

How to modify 1 layer without modify others

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Hi FrankSchroeder,

Welcome to the forums :)

The crop tool in Affinity Photo is a Canvas Crop, which will always affect all layers, not only the one you have selected.

Unfortunately there's no specific feature for singling out 1 specific layer in Affinity iOS apps, however you can use the menu icon to the top right of the Layer Studio to Hide All Layers, then simply reshow the singular layer you want to work on. I hope this helps!

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Although you can’t literally crop a single layer, you can effectively do the same thing by clipping the layer to a vector shape. Create a shape (such as the rectangle I used in the screenshot below) and drag the layer into the shape, so that it becomes a child of the shape.

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If you rasterise afterwards it is destructively cropped.


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..and if you want crop the layer (without touching the layer below) to only get the left pink house with a geometrical tool like the selection rectangle ? With iPad new Photoshop, it takes 2 clics and 3 seconds... but I would keep working with Affinity

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