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The help file for Designer says,

  • Once you have a pixel selection in place, it can be modified in several ways.
  • You can modify your pixel selection by enlarging or shrinking it, applying a feather to its edge, and/or by smoothing its curve. These options are available from the Select menu as Grow/Shrink, Feather, and Smooth, respectively.

In the drop down from the main Select tab, all sub selections are greyed out under all circumstances that I have tried. These include: Grow/Shrink; feather; smooth; refine edges; and outline.

Is this a program glitch or SUE?



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Hi Ottoteller,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
You need to create a pixel selection for these commands to become active. Do you have a pixel selection active when you try to use them?

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13 hours ago, PAULRFONTENOT said:

Yeah, I have created a shape in Pixel persona ...

But from your screenshot it looks like you have not created a pixel (marching ants) selection. Also keep in mind that vector shapes are not defined by their pixel extents, so while you can create a pixel selection in Designer's Pixel Persona, it can't be applied to a vector shape unless you rasterize it.

Some of the Designer Assistant settings affect what happens if you try to use the Paint Brush Tool or other brush tools on a vector layer or apply a filter to one, so maybe experiment with those settings if you are not getting the behavior you expect.

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