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Affinity Photo: Effects (such as gaussian blur) on masks not applied

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Hi,

 

In Affinity Photo for Mac (retail version), effects on masks don't seem to be applied, although the layers inspector says otherwise. For instance, when setting a gaussian blur effect on a mask, the mask's edges aren't blurry as expected (see attached screenshot).

 

Other effects also don't seem to work…

 

 

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Hi,

 

My guess is that you are using the "Effects" panel on the right - those effects won't apply to masks - only normal layers..

 

However, you can either use the Filters menu at the top (destructive) or Live Filters (hourglass looking button on bottom of layers panel) (non-destructive) - these will both work on masks.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Andy.

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On 7/11/2015 at 10:16 AM, Andy Somerfield said:

However, you can either use the Filters menu at the top (destructive) or Live Filters (hourglass looking button on bottom of layers panel) (non-destructive) - these will both work on masks.

Erm, just no. The Live Filter Gaussian Blur does not work here. When I select the mask layer and press the Hour Glass icon and select Gaussian Blur, an FX layer is created *on top* of the parent image layer, and when I offer this layer to the mask layer, the effect is simply not applied.

On 7/11/2015 at 10:16 AM, Andy Somerfield said:

My guess is that you are using the "Effects" panel on the right - those effects won't apply to masks - only normal layers..

Secondly, why on earth do effects from the Effects panel not work on masks? They *should* in my opinion (and I guess, I am not alone here), particularly color overlay as I already stated in a different thread here, because color overlay (please compare with how smart this is implemented in Photoshop!) would allow you to exactly see (as a testing tool so to say) where the underlying layer is showing through if using Blend If (the cog wheel icon in Affinity Photo).

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