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Copying and pasting selection in different Affinity doc tabs

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Ok, so I'll try to phrase this question as clearly as possible

I am experimenting with cutting selection of one photo layer (background) into another that is a new tab in Affinity. With beginners luck I was able to get it how I wanted it to look, the selection that is, in the second photo (in the second tab) with the ability to RESIZE and MOVE.

This is what I want, to be able to cut, copy and resize the selection from the first photo to the second one.

But now I can't cut and copy a selection in such a fashion that it would be resizable in the second image like before. I think I played around with something in "refine" dropdown when selection brush tool was clicked.

Please advise. Getting a bit frustrated trying to cut, copy, and resize the selection. Can only cut and copy it into the photo without ability to move it or make it smaller.

Thank you!

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HI @lama555 ,

I'm not really sure what's going on. When you copy / paste from one tab to another, it will always go on a new layer, which you can move/rescale/etc. Do you see a new layer being created when you paste your selection in the second photo.

Thanks
Gabe. 

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Gabe,

Hi, yeah it is on a new layer. Last time it also went on a new layer. Do you mean I can move and rescale by performing additional actions on the new selection copied on the new layer. And if so how would I rescale? Make the selection again and do what? 

Because what happened last time was that the newly pasted selection layer already had the rescale/move option around it with arrows without having to perform any additional steps except for dragging with the cursor. I can't seem to get it to appear that way again...

Thanks!

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Ok just update, yeah I'm looking into the move tool and everything here https://affinity.help/photo/en-US.lproj/index.html?page=pages/Selections/selections_transform.html?title=Moving and transforming pixel selections

I know this is kind of granular, but still wondering if there is a way to paste/copy selection and have it be ready to be moved without going through this additional steps in the new  layer with the option around it...really wishing I saved those docs with the history haha :2_grimacing:

Cheers!

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22 minutes ago, lama555 said:

without going through this additional steps in the new  layer with the option around it...

Er, what extra steps ?

I just selected the speedboat from the first image using the selection brush, pressed Copy (Ctrl + C) and pasted (Ctrl + V) it into the second image, selected it with the move tool then I can drag the handles to resize it however I want or just move it.

speedy.jpg.bdf7a4fe5852b127dfec49b68122a7ad.jpg

boat.jpg.19569408049a9a30467c2fdd1aa96a2b.jpg

What happens when you do that ?


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

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6 hours ago, toltec said:

Er, what extra steps ?

I just selected the speedboat from the first image using the selection brush, pressed Copy (Ctrl + C) and pasted (Ctrl + V) it into the second image, selected it with the move tool then I can drag the handles to resize it however I want or just move it.

 

What happens when you do that ?

Well, when I did that it worked :5_smiley:

Not sure what I was doing to it earlier today

in my defense, I definitely didn't highlight the move tool for the selection the first few times  and the selection somehow had the move box already on it right after I pasted. Not sure why.

But anyways, thank you so much!!

Larissa

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