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Using the ellipse tool in Photo to create a layer mask or cut out on iPad.


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Is this possible? I just want to cut the moon out of an image and place it on a background image. Easy to do with the pen tool, but my circles aren't great, so I wanted to do it with the ellipse tool. 
So far I’ve been on this for well over a hour, getting nowhere. I can create a mask in the Selections persona with the Elliptical tool, but that’s not what I wanted to use. 
Very new to all this. Can’t find any tutorials on line for what be one of the simplest of tasks. 
 

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Just draw the elipse (hold finger on screen for circle). I forgot to rasterise my image so had to include that step. 
Move the elipse to where your want it. Tap refine.  Select output to new layer. Reposition new layer. Done.

IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 14.4 Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo 1.9.0.218,  Affinity Photo beta1.9, Affinity Design 1.9.3, Affinity Designer beta 1.9.20, still waiting for Publisher for iPad

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Affinity Photo 1.9.2-help.pdf Affinity_Designer_Help_File_1.9.1.zip

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Thanks very much, again. That’s not quite what I’m asking. I’m fine with using the Elliptical tool as in your video. What I’m looking to do is use the Ellipse tool in the Photo persona to make the selection first. It seems to be easier to fine tune with the Node tool compared to the refine selection tool. 

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Ok, I think I’ve figured out the first past. Use the Ellipse tool to draw the circle, adjust to fit using the handles. Click on the Pen tool and that lets me convert to a selection. Switch to the Selection persona and finish off as you did in the video.for some reason there is a covert to mask option as well but it doesn’t seem to do anything useful in this instance. 

This seems quite long winded though. With the Pen tool it’s so much faster. 
 

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On 4/9/2020 at 2:35 AM, Dave_bass5 said:

I figured it out. I can do it all in the photo persona

Useful to know. Thanks.🙂

IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 14.4 Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo 1.9.0.218,  Affinity Photo beta1.9, Affinity Design 1.9.3, Affinity Designer beta 1.9.20, still waiting for Publisher for iPad

Download Help files:

Affinity Photo 1.9.2-help.pdf Affinity_Designer_Help_File_1.9.1.zip

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