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How to show red overlay when masking

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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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I recently am trying out AP over Photoshop and was trying to look for this specific functionality in displaying a layer mask as a red overlay. Is this still a feature request that the dev team hasn't yet accepted?

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That's a really needed feature for me too. Looking forward to seeing it in the upcoming update.


Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 for Windows Windows 10 x64 1903  CPU AMD Threadripper 1950X @3.9 Ghz  RAM 32 GB GPU GTX 1080 Ti FE 11GB NVMe SSD Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB

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Without this basic feature you can't create precise masks and affinity photo will still be unusable for me.

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