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I guess it depends on the background you want, if it’s fade to black have you just tried using a soft texture brush all around the edges? Or you could use a gradient tool but I had more success with a paint brush. Depends on the effect you are after in you minds eye.


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1. In the Selection Persona, choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool.

2. Set the amount of feathering you want.

3. Drag out a selection inside the pixel layer.

4. In the Pixel Persona, duplicate the selected region.

5. Hide the original pixel layer.


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On 3/24/2018 at 3:56 AM, Paul Mudditt said:

I guess it depends on the background you want, if it’s fade to black have you just tried using a soft texture brush all around the edges? Or you could use a gradient tool but I had more success with a paint brush. Depends on the effect you are after in you minds eye.

Where is the soft texture brush? There doesn’t seem to be a brush called soft brush.

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51 minutes ago, Affinity iPad Student said:

Where is the soft texture brush? There doesn’t seem to be a brush called soft brush.

 

I think Paul simply meant any brush that doesn’t have a hard edge. :)

 


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Thank you.

 

I’m registering what you are saying as, bring down the hard edge of the brush. 

 

I tried doing the technique you mentioned @Alfred unfortunately, I must be doing something, I still get the picture frame edges of the canvas itself showing. 

 

Stull working on on this one. 

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48 minutes ago, Affinity iPad Student said:

I tried doing the technique you mentioned @Alfred unfortunately, I must be doing something, I still get the picture frame edges of the canvas itself showing. 

 

Assuming you haven't neglected to hide the original pixel layer at step 5, you can't have begun with a pixel layer (as assumed at step 3). If you used a 'Place' command (accessed via the Commands menu) you will have an 'Image' layer, not a 'Pixel' layer, and you will need to rasterize it before you can work on it at the pixel level (e.g. to duplicate selected pixels rather than the entire layer). Go to the Commands menu and choose 'Rasterize > Rasterize' to perform the required conversion.

 


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