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Selection Tool not snapping to edges.


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I've been noticing that if I have a document with layers for masking that when I try to select an object it's hard to get the selection to snap to the edge of the object, if I remove the background layer above the layer that I'm trying to do the selection on then the snapping seems to work just fine. I'm hoping someone can help me understand this.

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You have a 1024px Feather value specified on the Context Toolbar, @BluestarCK. Do you really intend that?

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You're welcome. Glad to hear it worked.

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  • 3 years later...

You appear to have a Brightness/Contrast adjustment selected in the layers panel

Try selecting the pixel layer instead

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I’m trying to trace and duplicate a specific item in a photo to a new layer on my iPad. last time I used the free hand tool and had it snap to the edges (magnet icon) and it worked perfectly. It was a few weeks ago and I had just figured out how to do it but now that I’m trying it again, I enable snapping, use the free hand tool, but it won’t snap to the edges of the object and I can’t adjust the selected space like I did last time. Am I doing something wrong or was this part of an update or some thing?

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3 hours ago, AEW177 said:

I’m trying to trace and duplicate a specific item in a photo to a new layer on my iPad. last time I used the free hand tool and had it snap to the edges (magnet icon) and it worked perfectly. It was a few weeks ago and I had just figured out how to do it but now that I’m trying it again, I enable snapping, use the free hand tool, but it won’t snap to the edges of the object and I can’t adjust the selected space like I did last time. Am I doing something wrong or was this part of an update or some thing?

Which Affinity application are you using, and what release of the application do you have?

Can you give us a screenshot of the application window so we can confirm which tool you're using, and what settings you're using?

-- Walt
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    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.5, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.5

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So I have the free hand tool selected as well as snapping enabled, but I’m not sure if it’s the snap options that are the issue or the tool I’m using. This isn’t the picture I am trying to edit but the head of the light post is the approximate size of the object I am trying to work with

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