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Typically in Affinity Photo Select > Select Sampled Color is used to make a selection & then a brush or fill tool (or possibly a style) is used to change the color of the selection.

 

Selections can also be saved to a spare channel or to a file while can be loaded back into the document or into others, somewhat like the Save & Load options in PS.


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On 10/28/2017 at 6:50 AM, IndigoMoon said:

Hi,

ist there a similar tool in AP to select a color range like in PS. Currently im struggling to achieve similar good result like in PS.

Thx.

colorrange2.png

Have you had any luck figuring this out?   I'd love this to work, even if it's a work-around.

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On 7/18/2019 at 11:13 PM, RomanNYC said:

Have you had any luck figuring this out?   I'd love this to work, even if it's a work-around.

Sorry Roman, I didn't find a workaround for that. Well, I still hope Serif will add a similar feature in the near future...

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There IS a workaround however I add my voice to getting a colour range selection tool too as I know that Serif would make an awesome one.

What you can do is a little long-winded but can work well.

1) Duplicate (Apple / Command J) the layer you're wanting to make a selection on.
2) Add an HSL adjustment layer to the newly copied layer.
3) Use the tools in there to select the colour range you want.
4) Change the colour using the Hue Shift and Saturation Shift sliders radically!

When you have a good 'selection' change this layers blending mode to Difference.

Add Black & White and Levels adjustment layers above those two layers and adjust so you get closer to the result you're after. You can then use Edit->Copy Merged then Edit->Paste to get one pixel layer with everything in and then use the paint brush in overlay mode to help speed things up there a bit.

You should then end up with a black and white image which you can use as a mask for your image.

I know, I know, a fairly convoluted process for something which would be great if it were built-in so hopefully Serif will add something like this in the future. Would definitely be greatly appreciated.

Hope that helps a bit in the meantime though. Once you have done it a few times then it's a fairly quick process.

Best wishes,

Mark

 

Edited by markbowen
Missed step out.

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I asked for this improvement to Select Color Range in the Feature Requests forum, still hoping to see it someday. 

This is one of the holes in AP that makes me still pay for Photoshop.

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Posted (edited)

It's because of stuff like this that there's no way to leave photoshop behind. It may seem small but only people that works with it knows how important it is for the workflow

Edited by lippemartinsm

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On 8/19/2019 at 5:38 PM, markbowen said:

There IS a workaround however I add my voice to getting a colour range selection tool too as I know that Serif would make an awesome one.

What you can do is a little long-winded but can work well.

1) Duplicate (Apple / Command J) the layer you're wanting to make a selection on.
2) Add an HSL adjustment layer to the newly copied layer.
3) Use the tools in there to select the colour range you want.
4) Change the colour using the Hue Shift and Saturation Shift sliders radically!

When you have a good 'selection' change this layers blending mode to Difference.

Add Black & White and Levels adjustment layers above those two layers and adjust so you get closer to the result you're after. You can then use Edit->Copy Merged then Edit->Paste to get one pixel layer with everything in and then use the paint brush in overlay mode to help speed things up there a bit.

You should then end up with a black and white image which you can use as a mask for your image.

I know, I know, a fairly convoluted process for something which would be great if it were built-in so hopefully Serif will add something like this in the future. Would definitely be greatly appreciated.

Hope that helps a bit in the meantime though. Once you have done it a few times then it's a fairly quick process.

Best wishes,

Mark

 

This is great way to have something that at least gives you more freedom, thanks! Anyway there should be more advanced color selection in AF.

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