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To the Affinity Problem Solvers,

I think I should download the new version of Affinity Photo. It would appear that some items have been updated that I do not have access to with the old version. For instance, there is no ADD LAYER MASK at the bottom of the Layers Panel as described in a tutorial. The question is how easy is it to install the new version on a P.C. and will it disrupt or just add to the original program? Any known problems?

Thanks, Photodoc16

 

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What version of Affinity Photo are you currently using?


Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be concerned about.

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The current 1.7 version has some nice new features/fixes but it also introduced some serious bugs which the Devs are working very hard on fixing

If 1.6 is working for you and you are using it in a production/commercial environment then I would wait a little longer until they release a "fixed" version of 1.7

If you are just using it as a hobbyist and can live with the new bugs then upgrading now may be OK for you. 


Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be concerned about.

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Thank you Carl, much appreciated. Now that I have you, can I ask you a follow up? On my version, to Hide All with a mask I read that I should click on ADD Layer Mask found at the bottom of the Layer Panel. However, that button does not exist on my Layer panel. How do you HIDE ALL with Affinity?

Thanks, Richard

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Not sure why you do not have the Mask Layer Icon at the bottom of the Layers panel

I just fired up my 1.6.5.135 version and I have it there as expected

But if you want to add a Mask to a Layer, select the layer in the Layers panel then Layer > New Mask Layer

To "Hide All" you would then need to Invert the Mask which is Layer > Invert

If you could upload a screenshot showing your layers panel it may help explain what you are seeing or not seeing

EDIT: You can also do Layer > New Empty Mask Layer  which is the same as adding a Mask and then Inverting it

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Why it has to be more difficult and confusing in Affinity than in Photoshop Elements is beyond me. How hard is it to offer a "Hide All" option?

Anyway, I shall persevere.

Thank you, Carl.

Richard

 

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