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Artifacts with refine selection

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Im getting strange issues with refine selection. To reproduce the below, I

- Created a document and pulled in a stock image

- Chose a selection tool and hit "refine"

- Set all sliders to default values

- Select Foreground, a large brush and just add a stroke.

As you can see, there is a main stroke, a sort of soft feather outside and then this harsh border. Any ideas where this is from and how to prevent? This is reproducible with different images.

Running 1.10.6 on macOS. Haven't used Photo for a while, don't recall this issue from like a few month ago.



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40 minutes ago, max3.2 said:

Additionally, can't really select a brush with a context menu once refine selection is on. 

Refine does not use brushes from the Brushes panel, if that is what you mean.

All 3 1.10.8, & all 3 V23.0 Mac apps; 2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo 
1.10.8; Affinity Designer 1.108; & all 3 V2 apps for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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I think the reason - following your steps to the letter - is that you're not actually making a selection with your selection tool before you press Refine.

Refine does exactly that - takes an existing selection and makes it more precise.

Affinity Photo 2.0.3,  Affinity Designer 2.0.3, Affinity Publisher 2.0.3, Mac OSX 13, 2018 MacBook Pro 15" Intel.

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