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Inverting a Mask - how to do that in Affinity Photo

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Hello,

 

I've run into a problem trying to invert a mask in Affinity. While selecting Cmd+i (Mac OSX High Sierra) the mask does seem to invert but the mask icon that appears in the layer panel does not indicate that it has been inverted. The only way I can invert the mask and have the icon indicate that it is indeed inverted is by right clicking on the mask and selecting Cmd+r to release the mask. The mask then shoots to the top of the layer stack. I then have to invert the mask and drag in down into its proper position. This seems rather cumbersome.

Grateful any suggestions

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Hi, created a mask by selecting the sky in photo wanting to mask off the sky and keep the ground showing but the mask keep the sky showing and masks out the ground.  How can I flip that so the sky is masked off - it seems counter intuitive to have selected the sky and then create a mask from the selected area to find that that area is not masked off, in fact the opposite happens - the unselected area gets masked off.

It seems a bit like Windows - you know - scroll up to scroll down !! 

 

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