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how to paint back to a mask

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I'm sure this has been discussed many times here, but I can't find a forum that answers the question.

 

Using Photoshop, I would often paint a mask with the black/white brush. Toggling the X would allow me to add or subtract the mask.

 

I was using the brush in AP to paint the mask, but I see that you don't use white/black to invert the brush. So how do I paint back into the mask what I have already erased?

 

 

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Hi finedesign,

Affinity Photo works the same way as Photoshop in this regard. You can use black and white to conceal/reveal the image. You can also use X to switch between black and white. Are you sure you have the Paint Brush Tool selected? Additionally you can press and hold ⌥ (option/alt) and click on the mask's thumbnail in the Layers panel to work with a greyscale version of the mask.

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Clicking the mask's thumbnail and deleting will delete the mask all together. As far as I know, there is no way to recover individual erased sections. I would love to hear from someone here to prove me wrong in case I'm mistaking.

 

Edit: MEB beat me to it.


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Here's a small clip that may help:

attachicon.gifmasks_2.gif

 

Great example.


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Here's a small clip that may help:

attachicon.gifmasks_2.gif

 

Just curious: what tool did you use to get such a small gif size?


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