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Crop tool in AD? Want to cut an obj and delete the rest

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Hi! Maybe there's a tutorial but haven't found it.

This guy copied a picture of an old PLAY text from a picture like an old VCR but you get the whole screen/picture and in Photoshop he kind of crops the PLAY text and get rid of the background.

I am working with stars/optical flares and want to "crop out" images from other images but when they are copied into my designs there's this background left still when I change the blend mode you can see that it's a small optical flare inside a pic and yeah, you get me. Is there a way to just "select" let's say the play button here like he's showing in Affinity Designer? So I only "save" the text/flare/symbol? :)
And 2, is there a way I can "lighten up" things with colors in Affinity Designer like in the 2nd video?
Kindest regards,

https://youtu.be/LL_sIIO8Kj0?t=9m27s

https://youtu.be/xEQxEmpfFL0?t=2m6s

I really want this text to stand out more in the picture and make it like a shiny theme, and I don't know how to make it look like a "glassy" text, I need it to look more "metallic" like a plate or so!
Attach a pic of my design!

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There is no 'magic wand' tool in Affinity Designer. For raster image work (bitmaps & pixel based layers) you really need Affinity Photo, which has many tools more like those in Photoshop, including a 'magic wand' tool called the "Flood Select Tool" in AP.


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38 minutes ago, R C-R said:

There is no 'magic wand' tool in Affinity Designer. For raster image work (bitmaps & pixel based layers) you really need Affinity Photo, which has many tools more like those in Photoshop, including a 'magic wand' tool called the "Flood Select Tool" in AP.

Hi man! Thanks a lot, ok then I know! :)

ps. found a tutorial and explanation of the "metallic" thing I was looking for it was called Stroke, adding this to a text! :) problem solved!

but ok ...I thought there were smoe way to "crop out" some things from an image and remove the background.

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"I thought there were some way to "crop out" some things from an image and remove the background."

 

 

The selection brush tool in the Pixel Persona works very well. Use that to select the area you want, or don't want.

sel.png.3b11ec10ece798db99c32a9181b0584c.png

 

If it is set to Snap to Edges, it works like the magic wand tool. It might take a few seconds, depending on the background. Change the size of the brush to suit,

 

Here I selected the background, ready to delete, took two or three clicks.

 

You can use Refine Edges to er, refine the edges.

select.jpg.b8663e04c32ac12526cee3aef7010063.jpg

and put on a background,

back.jpg.89c86c379908910032ec74e624a35260.jpg

 

A few seconds work in Designer. Obviously need a bit of fine tuning in refine edges, but you get the idea.


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On 2017-10-28 at 3:10 PM, toltec said:

"I thought there were some way to "crop out" some things from an image and remove the background."

 

 

The selection brush tool in the Pixel Persona works very well. Use that to select the area you want, or don't want.

sel.png.3b11ec10ece798db99c32a9181b0584c.png

 

If it is set to Snap to Edges, it works like the magic wand tool. It might take a few seconds, depending on the background. Change the size of the brush to suit,

 

Here I selected the background, ready to delete, took two or three clicks.

 

You can use Refine Edges to er, refine the edges.

select.jpg.b8663e04c32ac12526cee3aef7010063.jpg

and put on a background,

back.jpg.89c86c379908910032ec74e624a35260.jpg

 

A few seconds work in Designer. Obviously need a bit of fine tuning in refine edges, but you get the idea.

Hey man I totally missed this update!! Thanks a BUNCH! That will indeed help me with the stuff I want to achieve!
Thanks a million!

regarding photoshop's lasso tool/polygon tool, is there a similar one in AP? @R C-R
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20 minutes ago, GraviolaB17 said:

Hey man I totally missed this update!!

 

Try to enable this feature.

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10 minutes ago, MEB said:

Yes, there's a similar tool to Photoshop lasso's tool in Affinity Photo - it's called Freehand Selection Tool and it performs three "types" of selections: Freehand, Polygonal and Magnetic. Check the screenshot below for reference.

 

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Hey MEB! Thanks a lot. I'm currently in Designer, I posted a question in another similar thread.
But I can type it here too, when I try to use that in AD (pixel persona) I chose the polygonal for example, holding shift for straight lines. When I finally have my selection I want to put a color gradient inside that (dark to light) for example but I cannot fix it. I can make the selection, but what options do I have?
Trying to switch back to AD start mode/start persona and I'm stuck. I want to do what this guy do:
https://youtu.be/7QIhg4Xgttc?t=2m25s


(original link to thread: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/52586-ad-whats-the-name-of-this-tool-and-is-there-one-in-ad/#comment-265827 )

 

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1 hour ago, GraviolaB17 said:

regarding photoshop's lasso tool/polygon tool, is there a similar one in AP? @R C-R
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I was replying to your question from the post quoted above, where you mentioned AP but these selection types in the Freehand Selection Tool were already added to the latest version in Affinity Designer as well.

 

I'm checking your other thread and video...

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33 minutes ago, GraviolaB17 said:

Thought it was automatically set

 

It must be set in Account settings.

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40 minutes ago, MEB said:

I was replying to your question from the post quoted above, where you mentioned AP but these selection types in the Freehand Selection Tool were already added to the latest Beta in Affinity Designer as well so they will be available in the retail version soon.

I have probably misunderstood something about what you mean here, but the Freehand Selection Tool in the Pixel Persona in AD 1.6.0 for Mac already offers three selection types:

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Is there something more the beta versions offer that I have not yet discovered?


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@GraviolaB17

It may not be what you want to do, but seeing how you are working in Designer and it doesn't have the same pixel tools as in Photo, perhaps you can trace the play text with the Pen Tool and create new text of a vector object. If you do decide to do this, I can give you a little tip. You do not have trace all the outside edges (for the most part). For the D, for example, just trace the D with one line (stroke). Then increase your stroke size to match the largest width region of the D and then change your stroke profiling. Then you can expand your stroke. For some regions, such as the square regions, you will need to add additional shapes to your path with booleans. Working with strokes won't match the text completely, but it will work in your advantage.


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