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Ok...What am I doing wrong here?

 

I'm trying to learn...so this is practice.

Trying to remove crown from its background and paste on the green background...

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You’ve selected the white background instead of the crown. Try doing everything the same, but choose “Invert Selection” (from the Select menu) before you copy and paste.

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9 minutes ago, smadell said:

You’ve selected the white background instead of the crown. Try doing everything the same, but choose “Invert Selection” (from the Select menu) before you copy and paste.

tried that...  I copy/pasted a white square, no crown.

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First thought, look at your Layers panel. Is there more than one layer? If so, you have to select the layer that contains the crown.

Second thought (and, I think, the more likely answer) is to once again look at your Layers panel and see what kind of layer you're trying to copy. It will almost certainly either be labelled as a (Pixel) layer or as an (Image) layer. If it's an image, you have to Rasterize it first. This changes the layer from a single object into a collection of individual pixels. Then, you can copy just the pixels you want.

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nope...acting insane...selection brush is completely different this time, too.  still removed the actual image.  which layer for copying didn't matter...didn't even get that far....  something is wrong...this was easy enough to do before...I just wanted to practice tracing

ugh...

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1) How are you selecting the crown? Which tool are you using?

2) Are the crown and the white background all on the same layer?

You’d do well to attach a screen grab in your next post. Include (at least) the image itself and the Layers panel.Maybe also attach the Affinity Photo file that includes the crown (i.e., do a Save and attach the .afphoto file).

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Use the flood select tool (W) and click on the white or whatever colour you want to remove, from the context menu set the tolerance to 5% and uncheck the contiguous option to select both the inner white and outer white, then press delete/backspace

 


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6 minutes ago, smadell said:

1) How are you selecting the crown? Which tool are you using?

2) Are the crown and the white background all on the same layer?

You’d do well to attach a screen grab in your next post. Include (at least) the image itself and the Layers panel.Maybe also attach the Affinity Photo file that includes the crown (i.e., do a Save and attach the .afphoto file).

the selection tool brush...used to be a squiggly line and stretched out as you outlined.  now, just a straight line of marching ants.

 

I can no longer screenshot since stupid dropbox or I would have...

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Start with this: if there is more than one layer, make sure they’re all pixel layers  - rasterize any layer that isn’t labelled (Pixel). Now, if there’s more than one layer, choose Flatten from the Layers menu. This will distill everything into a single Pixel layer. Do the selection on that layer.

Also, make sure it actually IS the selection brush you’ve chosen. A “straight line of marching ants” sounds like one of the marquee selection tools.

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9 hours ago, Pšenda said:

Erase White Paper?

This won't work well with the crown image (or most other images - it works best with line drawings) as it will remove parts of the crown as well as the background, so that the green shows through.

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You seem to be using the "flood select" tool, try using the "selection brush" (the one above it). The "flood select" works best with areas of flat colour, so you could use the "flood select" on the background and then invert the selection.

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1 hour ago, PaulEC said:

You seem to be using the "flood select" tool, try using the "selection brush" (the one above it). The "flood select" works best with areas of flat colour, so you could use the "flood select" on the background and then invert the selection.

Yes...I've experienced the same issue with the selection brush.  How can that be the issue when the same thing has occurred?  At least you didn't mention pixel layer"...that seems to be a favorite bit of advice that is not the issue (as my layer is rasterised).

 

I feel like I'm losing my mind...  Even the simplest functions...no matter how many times I try...and nothing works right.  Frustrated beyond belief.

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2 hours ago, PaulEC said:

This won't work well with the crown image (or most other images - it works best with line drawings) as it will remove parts of the crown as well as the background, so that the green shows through.

I help by unmasking/selecting the basic shape, so I leave Erase White Paper only on complex (complicatedly selected) edges.
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5 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

I help by unmasking/selecting the basic shape, so I leave Erase White Paper only on complex (complicatedly selected) edges.
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The problem that I'm having is that I can't even get the crown on there...it's blank.  Will this address that?

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17 minutes ago, Nita Reed said:

The problem that I'm having is that I can't even get the crown on there...it's blank.  Will this address that?

Unfortunately, I don't understand exactly what your problem is - what's blank, what's to be address.


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