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Rachel Hunter

How do I select bright areas of a layer on IPad?

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Here is how to do it on a Mac/Windows-PC:

To select bright areas hold down (Ctrl)/(Cmd)+(shift) and click the thumbnail of the Darken layer. You select the luminance, recognizable by the ant columns ...

But what do I have to do on the iPad to get the same selection?


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Hi Rachel Hunter,

Welcome to the forums :)

There is no shortcut to do this however MEB has made a post in the below thread explaining how it can be done. 




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You need to load the macro in AP. Go to Macro Studio right hands side near bottom. Looks like an empty triangle. Open studio and tap on the hamburger menu at top right. Select Import Macro and navigate to the .afmacros file.

open the image that you want to select luminous areas. Make sure the layer is selected. Tap Macro Studio and scroll down till you see Luminosity Mask Macro category.Tap to open category and tap on macro in the list. You will see selections appear on the image.

IPad Pro 10.5/512GB lpadOS 13.1.1  Affinity Photo Affinity Design Publisher for iPad ?

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