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Hi all, I have pasted some clouds into a selection (see screengrab) and I want to resize the pasted clouds but I can't find a way to do so as it just resizes the selection as well as the clouds when I use the Move tool. Can anyone help me work this out as I'm sure it must be possible? Thanks in advance!

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If you paste the clouds, only the part of the clouds in the selected area will be modified AND the selection. You need to use Edition > Special copy… (it gives you different options), and selecting :  Bitmap (screenshot below). And you'll have to apply a mask.

With a shortcut it would be faster than the other way to do this :

  • Create a mask with the selection, paste and resize the clouds (without selection) and apply the mask to the clouds.
  • Same as the first (Edition > Special copy) : drag and drop the clouds image in your file : the new layer is an image, instead of the previous ones that were pixels. This way, you can select and resize the new image layer without modifing the selection. And you add  a mask once your done modifying the clouds.

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Edited by Wosven
Only 2 way to do this, not 3.

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Have a look at this tutorial.  As ever, there are lots of different ways of doing this sort of thing - putting "affinity photo sky replacement" into google returns more than 200K hits:).


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This is one way....

Select > Deselect

Resize the clouds to cover the image where you want them

Select > Reselect

Select > Invert Pixel Selection

Hit the delete key ( or Edit > Cut )

I am assuming your clouds layer is a Raster Layer and not an Image layer (it it's an image layer you will need to rasterise it first)


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Thanks, both. I will check these out. I was searching for Paste Into and, of course, that's the PS name for it. My Google skills, she sucks!


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Just now, carl123 said:

This is one way....

Select > Deselect

Resize the clouds to cover the image where you want them

Select > Reselect

Select > Invert Pixel Selection

Hit the delete key ( or Edit > Cut )

I am assuming your clouds layer is a Raster Layer and not an Image layer (it it's an image layer you will need to rasterise it first)

Reselect!!! I hadn't discovered that! So great. Thanks.


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