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Affinity Photo - Convert a mask to pixel layer

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I searched the forum and found noting related to AP iPad version.

Is there a way to convert a Mask layer to a Pixel layer with AP on iPad ? I’m looking for something like : Rasterize Mask to Pixel or something alike.

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You can't Rasterize a mask 'layer'.  If you could, it wouldn't be a mask layer any more, just a pixel layer with black and white shapes on it. You can merge layers with masks, which effectively rasterizes the mask without altering its effect.


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7 hours ago, phanault said:

Is there a way to convert a Mask layer to a Pixel layer with AP on iPad ? I’m looking for something like : Rasterize Mask to Pixel or something alike

What are you actually trying to accomplish, if you can do that?


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18 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

What are you actually trying to accomplish, if you can do that?

I would reuse the mask to serve as a clipping layer.

I’m not very familiar with AP/PS. Maybe what I’m trying to accomplish is possible without relying on this technique ?

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1 hour ago, DM1 said:

You can't Rasterize a mask 'layer'.  If you could, it wouldn't be a mask layer any more, just a pixel layer with black and white shapes on it. You can merge layers with masks, which effectively rasterizes the mask without altering its effect.

I know that it would become a pixel layer and not a mask layer anymore. But it would be useful. I think I’m not the only one asking for this feature (I searched the forum). The only answer I found was for AP on desktop and I can’t find a way to reproduce this on AP iPad.

Select the Alpha Channel, right click and select Convert to greyscale image (or something like that).

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OK, found the way to convert a Mask layer to a Pixel layer using the Channels studio. It’s just a little bit more tedious than on the Desktop version but it works.

I continue to think that a “Rasterize Mask Layer to Pixel Layer” option would be a a nice addition in a future version.

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