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AP 2.4 mask options from layer panels don't work


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Why can't I the mask icon and get various mask options like the Youtube tutorial screenshot?

To get compound, hue, luminosity, etc masks I have to go to the menu bar>layers>live mask layer>options-see 2nd screenshot.

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Hi Kat,

This behaviour changed a few updates ago, now if you left click the button you get a new mask layer and if you right click the button you get the old menu :)

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1 hour ago, kat said:

Why can't I the mask icon and get various mask options like the Youtube tutorial screenshot?

It's hard to say for sure, without knowing which YouTube tutorial you're watching, and what you get. 

But my guess is the tutorial is out-of-date, and not made using the latest version of Photo.

The Help tells you what you currently need to do, which involves using a modifier key (Alt or Option, depending on your OS).

https://affinity.help/photo2/en-US.lproj/pages/LiveMasks/liveLayerMasks.html

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My mouse is set so the right button is my main button, left my secondary. I'm on AP 2.4.2

"This behaviour changed a few updates ago, now if you left click the button you get a new mask layer and if you right click the button you get the old menu "

Didn't work @Callum. Right I get a ordinary mask. Left nothing. 

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2 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

It's hard to say for sure, without knowing which YouTube tutorial you're watching, and what you get. 

But my guess is the tutorial is out-of-date, and not made using the latest version of Photo.

The Help tells you what you currently need to do, which involves using a modifier key (Alt or Option, depending on your OS).

https://affinity.help/photo2/en-US.lproj/pages/LiveMasks/liveLayerMasks.html

Yippee! Option wouldn't have guessed.

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9 hours ago, kat said:

Option wouldn't have guessed.

That's why I start with the Help :) 

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.5, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.5

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