Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo – Marquee Tool to Delete Section of Pixels

Goal: To knock out a section of pixels so the Affinity Photo document’s transparent background shows through. Very important tip regarding Group Layers: Selecting the area to be deleted via the Group Layer just deletes the whole Group Layer (and all the sub-Layers inside it). MUST highlight all the sub-Layers INSIDE the Group Layer, then …

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Affinity Designer – Perspective Distort Vector Art

The goal was to distort the perspective of vector art in Affinity Designer. Unfortunately, the Distort Perspective tool is only available in Affinity Photo (which transforms the original vector art into raster art). This is not ideal. I wanted to distort the perspective of vector art like I could in Adobe Illustrator, not end up …

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Affinity Photo – Combining Multiple Selections Into One Mask Using Spare Channel

Affinity Photo 1.7.0 on MacBook. Goal: Create initial Selection, save to Mask; then come back and add more selections to the existing Mask. The following notes reflect how I used Spare Channel to pack multiple selections into one Mask. It’s probably not the best way to combine multiple selections into one Mask, but it’s the …

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Affinity Photo – Cut Out An Image & Re-select Selection

(Version 1.7.0): After following instructions from Affinity Photo: Extract/Cut Out an Image and Selection with the Selection Brush in Affinity Photo, under Refine Selection I chose Output > New Layer with Mask. OK, but now how do I re-select the selection (that I turned into a Mask) to edit the Mask further? Two options: Click …

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