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I'm trying out  a trial of Affinity Photo at the moment and getting along quite well with the tutorial videos.

But I cannot get the selection brush to to select anything !

I can op[en a photo and without doing anything, select the selection brush and try to select the sky or anything and it doesn't do anything !

Any clues ?



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Do you have a pixel layer selected in the Layers panel when you try this?

Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 13.1.2

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Also, make sure Add is selected on the Context toolbar


and check Show Pixel Selection (for the marching ants) is ticked in the View menu. Otherwise it is possible to make a selection and not realise it (that one has caught me out a few times :$).

Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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