I've tried exactly the same as in the tutorial VDO but i couldn't change the background. Why is that?
What format should the picture be? Does this function work on the trial version? I try everything and I am frustrated, it looks so easy...
As far as I am aware the trial version has all the features of the equivalent purchased version. To get the background mask I have to import the image with File > New from Photos... (tip: all the Portrait images are in Albums > Portrait).
I'm guessing that the macOS strips out some data when dragging and dropping to allow compatibility with a wider variety of apps.
Hope this helps.
Are you clicking the grey mask while holding down the Shift key? If not, you'll need to use the Shift-click method — that's the shortcut for enabling and disabling masks.2019-05-22 21:00:00 Well ... I try and try and try. It does not work. I have my photo (in Photos/Macbook Pro, latest software), taken in portrait mode on my iPhoneXr (latest software). In Photos I right-click "Edit with ... Pixelmator Pro". The photo open in Pixelmator Pro. To the left I see my portrait and the grey mask as a layer. I drop another photo on Pixelmator Pro, it shows a a new layer on the left, on top. I drag it down and below the portrait, click the grey mask ... and nothing. What am I doing wrong ?
Another way to enable a mask is by Control-clicking it and choosing Enable Mask from the shortcut menu.
And there we go
Thank you!! That's it! Shift-click did the trick!!
I have also also tried File -> New from Photos and selected the portrait mode photo and get the same results in Pixelmator Pro which is no mask.
I only did the $19.99 upgrade for this feature.