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Selection to new layer with mask bug

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I found a bug in AP, just follow next steps:

  • open a picture
  • select an item with Selection Brush Tool
  • click to Refine
  • in window change Output to New layer with mask, click OK
  • turn on Background, and turn off mask
  • see the results: you get a border (?) around selected area on image.

If selected New Layer with mask the duplicated image will not same as Background! Need delete second image, duplicate background, and move mask under this third layer.

Please fix this! I attached my screenshot from this "border".


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It looks like you did not attempt to Refine your selection. Just going to Refine Selection does not provide the best results. Have a look at the tutorial for this.


Affinity Photo 2.1.0.; Affinity Designer 2.1.0.; Affinity Publisher 2.1.0.; Affinity2 Beta versions. Affinity Photo,Designer Win10 Home Version:21H2, Build: 19044.1766: Intel Core i7-4770, 3.90GHz, 32GB Ram, Nvidia GTX 645, 3-Internal HDD (1 Crucial MX5000 1TB, 1-Crucial MX5000 500GB, 1-WD 1 TB), 4 External HDD

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Hi @mykee,
This is not a bug - what you are seeing is the treated/decontaminated pixels of the Refine process when you set the output to a new layer (with new mask or not added) - please cheek this FAQ for more details. If you want a clean pixel layer, duplicate the original pixel layer, perform the Refine selection process setting its output to Mask (only) then apply/nest it to the duplicated pixel layer.

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