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Darek K

mask padlock - how to unchain mask and layer

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Hello.

Now I am user of AP 1.71.

As You can seen on screenshot on the left side (from drippy cat movie) there is a padlock when I  can click and unchain two layers (base layer and layer-mask).

On the right side there is a mask but without padlock.

Is this a bug or there is other way to unchain mask and layer ?

 

Darek K

 

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The padlock icon allows you to unlock the layer so that it is no longer protected against being transformed (i.e. moved, rotated or resized). To release a mask, either left-click on the thumbnail — not on the ‘(Mask)’ label to the right — and drag the mask up or down, or right-click and choose the ‘Release Mask’ option on the context menu.


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But I wish the mask stays on the same position as is, but to do transform e.g. sky without moving mask.

 

Let's jump to Photoshop.

Between layer and mask is a chain icon (first screenshot).

When it is active when moving layer - mask moves accordingly (second screenshot)  .

When it is inactive when I move layer - mask stays on the same place as before (third).

 

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Yeah, but what's the problem here? In Affinity Photo, do right-click > Release Mask, transform the parent layer as you like and then right click > Mask to Below to put the mask layer back where it was. Granted, this changes the position of the mask layer, but only temporary.

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MEB - yes, yes, yes, yeees, Thank You

kaffeeundsaltz - really Thank You too, but imagine :

- You have very large sky on top of all layers, temporary without mask (is released)

- below You have background, it is much smaller

- You move this sky but You don't see background, You don't know better is to the left or to the right - because sky without mask covers whole layer below

Greetings.

Darek K

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