How to convert path to select?

Talk about Pixelmator Pro, share tips & tricks, tutorials, and other resources.
User avatar

2021-06-09 01:13:43

Even though this is not good English, please do not block me. I am not a native English speaker. Sorry
I just started Pixelmator Pro about a few days ago.

I read viewtopic.php?f=18&t=17893.
And I did followings to make a layer of selected area.

1. made closed path with pen tool
2. option+cmd+L to load
3. shift+cmd+D to duplicate the selected area

I expected the copied layer would only contain selected area but it contained path itself(I think)
Selection with select tool --> shift+cmd+D is what I want in path

Thanks
User avatar

2021-06-09 03:40:40

Your English is superb, and your instructions were easy to follow as well! Its also great to meet an artist from another language!

Anyway, Where is your photo from? I had the exact same problem with one photo from iPhoto, yet when I put that same photo onto my desktop, and then imported it into Pixelmator, I had no problem. try it yourself! and if you continue to have a problem with it, try to find what type of document or photo causes it, as this helps the Developers fix the problem much easier. Good Luck!
User avatar

2021-06-09 03:52:17

Another option is to:
1. Make the closed path
2. Hit ⌥⌘L (Option + Command + L)
3. Go to the layer you want to be masked and ⌃ (Control) click on it
4. Select 'Add Mask'
5. Press ⌘D (Command + D) to deselect the selection
6. Hide or Delete the pen tool layer.
Hope either option works for you!
User avatar

2021-06-09 04:43:10

by Tali 2021-06-09 04:13:41 Your English is superb, and your instructions were easy to follow as well! Its also great to meet an artist from another language!

Anyway, Where is your photo from? I had the exact same problem with one photo from iPhoto, yet when I put that same photo onto my desktop, and then imported it into Pixelmator, I had no problem. try it yourself! and if you continue to have a problem with it, try to find what type of document or photo causes it, as this helps the Developers fix the problem much easier. Good Luck!
reboot my computer.
tried ⌥⌘N to import jpeg and ⌥O to import jpeg from my desktop.
In both cases, I think the path was not changed to select when ⌥⌘L was applied.(I think the line of path would be changed to dashed line. Am I right?)