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How to find selection tools in Designer?


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I seem to have a vanilla setup in Designer, but there is no sign of any selection tools. And there is no help in the help menu - it does not tell me where to find them, only how to use them.

So where/how do I find them?

Thanks.

Update: In case anyone else is lost on this - I found that you have to hit pixel persona in the top left, next to Designer persona, which is next to the traffic light buttons for Mac.

It would be very helpful if Affinity could put this location info right at the top of the Help section.

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13 minutes ago, gumbo23 said:

It would be very helpful if Affinity could put this location info right at the top of the Help section.

It would indeed. It’s perhaps fairly obvious with hindsight that pixel selections are made in the Pixel Persona, but hindsight is a wonderful thing!

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46 minutes ago, gumbo23 said:

It would be very helpful if Affinity could put this location info right at the top of the Help section.

If you type selection tools into the Search bar in the Help (on Windows, or online; Mac may be different) you get a list including, e.g., Marquee Selection Tools. At the top of that entry, you see the icons for the tool, and for the Persona you need to be in.

Here's a screenshot of a similar entry for the Selection Brush Tool:

 

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