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Since pixel selections are a feature of Photo (and the Pixel Persona of Designer) I would imagine that it will be possible in the Photo Persona of Publisher.

To use this you will need to own both Publisher and Photo.

The personas are due to become active when Publisher is launched on 19th June.


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How would one create a pixel selection from a shape in Photo (or the Pixel Persona of Designer)?

As shapes are vector objects, all I can think of is duplicating the shape, rasterizing the copy, then creating the pixel selection using the rasterized copy. (Though you could, of course, skip copying and rasterize the original shape.)

@razorpig: What do you intend to do with the pixel selection? What do you intend to do with the shape afterwards?


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With Alt -/Option- click on a geometry button (main window toolbar) you get a compound layer which contains your original shapes.
There, you still can toggle the geometry /mask type by clicking the geometry icon in the Layers panel.

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With right-click on an object or its layer you get 3 options to Rasterize ...
This way you don't keep your original object.

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6 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

How would one create a pixel selection from a shape in Photo (or the Pixel Persona of Designer)?

Ctrl + click (on Windows) the thumbnail in layers panel, makes a pixel selection. 


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9 hours ago, razorpig said:

I would like to use the shape ( inverted ) as a mask for another layer, but keep the original shape.

Duplicate the shape and drag the copy's entry in the Layers studio over the thumbnail for the other layer?

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