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Hi,

 

when editing a mask, how can I see the actual mask as a red overlay? When I click on the squre-with-circle icon in the toolbar, the entire photo gets a red overlay, regardless the mask.

 

An option-click shows the mask in black & white but then the image content goes away. I've tried all kinds of shortcuts and menus.

 

How can I see the mask AND my image at the same time?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Hi user_0815,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You can use the Quick Mask mode (press Q) to achieve what you want when creating a mask from scratch. Currently it's not possible to display the overlay to edit existing masks. This was requested a couple times already and hopefully will be considered by the dev team for a future update.

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On 5/30/2019 at 6:34 PM, MEB said:

Hi TimoF,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Press Q or click/enable the Quick Mask icon in the main toolbar (icon looks like a white square with a circle in the middle).

Sadly it still won't show an overlay for the existing mask. It's been almost 3 year now since this question was asked :(

 

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1 hour ago, Xzenor said:

Sadly it still won't show an overlay for the existing mask. It's been almost 3 year now since this question was asked :(

 

For that, use Layer > Refine Mask...

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Thanks for the clarification, Miguel.

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Admittedly, an imperfect solution. But, you might want to try this:

 

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On 3/11/2020 at 10:24 AM, Xzenor said:

Sadly it still won't show an overlay for the existing mask. It's been almost 3 year now since this question was asked :(

Affinity Photo is a workflow killer.

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On 5/4/2020 at 12:24 AM, VanessaPhoto said:

I’ve been trying to figure this out since I got Affinity.. it’s so frustrating! I hope they add this feature soon!🙏🏼

The opening-post is from May 2017... So I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.

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