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I have seen and followed some tutorials with no success. I have made a selection from part of image (a). I duplicate that selection with Ctrl J. Next I copy image (b) reselect image (a), do the paste inside. My pasted image is not visible on my layer selection. I can see the pasted image in the layers panel. Please advise.  In my attached file, you can see my selection and the pasted image in the layers panel.

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I am not entirely certain what it is you are trying to do here. Do you want the pasted image to be in the Selection, or to replace it? Try this; move the nested Pasted image (the one which is highlighted in your layers panel) out to the top of the layers and turn off the other layers. The way things work for me is that if I copy something and paste it, the pasted image goes to the same location as it was copied from.


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14 hours ago, EJ Wright said:

Hello Old Bruce, that did not work for me. To answer your question, I want the copied image placed inside the selection.

I guessed that was what you wanted to do. Sadly I don't think that is possible without a lot of work. The easiest way is to use the pen tool and draw a shape over the cylinder (am I right in thinking that that is not a barbecue?) where you have your selection. Then paste what ever it is you wish to use as a replacement, this will give you a new layer, and use the move tool to move that over to the shape. Now clip the image with the shape as in the demonstration pic.

Drag the shape onto and to the right of the pasted layer.

 


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21 minutes ago, EJ Wright said:

Here is my work flow. Also that is a BBQ device called the Orion Cooker.

The big problem is that you and I both think that Paste Inside should paste the clipboard contents into the selection. But it doesn't, the clipboard is pasted inside the layer, and at the wrong place from my point of view or my expectations. I enclose a file which demonstrates how to use an object (a curve I drew with the Pen Tool) as a clipping mask. I then pasted a screenshot of the floral decoration and used the mask (with a small amount of gaussian blur which can be turned off to soften the edges).

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I am frustrated by the whole pasting behaviour of the Affinity applications and wish that they would work the way I expect. 

Post Script: I now want an Orion Cooker. The neighbours would more than likely want some too.


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Think you might have a niche market opportunity there Bruce, floral BBQ's


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I am glad you sorted this out. And thanks for the video I learned something from it.


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I'm grateful to EJ Wright for this. It is another example of how the original help-file, while correct as far as it goes, is insufficient advice. The key point here is that the element pasted inside may be displaced out of sight and needs to be found and dragged to where it is needed. It would take a single sentence to make the official guidance effective.

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