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In the Designer help files it says

To create a pixel selection from a drawn line or shape (path).
1. Do one of the following.
• Using the Pen tool draw a curve or closed shape on your page.
• Select a previously drawn curve or shape and then select the Pen Tool.
2. From the context toolbar, tap To Selection

OK, where is it?

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I know the Designer grey on black interface is notoriously hard to see, but this is ridiculous ;)

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

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Hi toltec :)

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, I'm relatively certain that the help file is not correct, as selections need to be made in the pixel persona and there is no pen tool available here.
I believe the current help file was written using parts of Photos, in which you can create a selection from a drawn shape from the context toolbar, see my screenshot below:

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Currently there appears to be no way to convert the drawn path to a selection, but it may have been a 'by-design' choice for Designer iPad as this is the same behaviour as Designer desktop. I'll be raising the issue with our devs & documentation team and get back to you asap!


EDIT: Changed source of screenshot as it wasn't showing for some users.

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1 hour ago, Dan C said:

I believe the current help file was written using parts of Photos, in which you can create a selection from a drawn shape from the context toolbar

Did you perhaps mean [Affinity] Photo rather than [Apple] Photos? :/

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see my screenshot below

Screenshot? What screenshot?? o.O

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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 2 for Windows • Windows 10 Home/Pro
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 2 for iPad • iPadOS 17.5.1 (iPad 7th gen)

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1 minute ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Did you perhaps mean [Affinity] Photo rather than [Apple] Photos?

It's missing an apostrophe, I meant "Photo's" as in belonging to the Photo help file!

5 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Screenshot? What screenshot?

How strange, as it's showing the screenshot correctly on my end...

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I'll update it now :)

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