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LeviA

Convert Pen Tool path into Selection in Affinity Photo as an add to a selection already made?

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Is there a way to convert a path to a selection, and have the selection be added/subtracted to a selection that is already made?

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Hi LeviA,

 

It isn't possible to do this in Affinity I'm afraid, You can create a Pen selection then add to it using the selection tools however :) I recommend making a Feature Request for the ability to add Pen Tool selections to pre existing selections :)

 

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Having made a selection, you can save it as a spare channel (via the 'As Spare Channel' option on the 'Select > Save Selection' submenu). After drawing a filled shape with the Pen Tool, go back to the Select menu and choose 'Selection From Layer', and then go to the Channels panel, right-click on the spare channel and choose to add, subtract or intersect with the new selection that you have just made.


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Conversion of a path to a selection is very straightforward. What is slightly less so is combining the new selection with a pre-existing one.


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