Change clothes with Affinity Photo
PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine|September 2020
Change clothes with Affinity Photo
James Paterson swaps colours and add patterns with selections, masks and Adjustment Layers in Affinity Photo
James Paterson



Learn how to change the colours and add patterns to a person’s clothes with Affinity Photo

Time needed

15 minutes

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Affinity Photo

Whether you want to change a person’s clothes or alter the colour of any object, the process is very simple in Affinity Photo. We simply define the area to be altered, then use Layers and Masks to change it.


The first step is to isolate the area with a selection. Affinity offers several excellent selection tools that lock on to complex shapes and objects. In this project we’ll use the Selection Brush and Refine command – a combination that lets us make quick, precise selections with ease.

Once done, we can go on to add an Adjustment Layer. Our active selection is automatically converted into a layer mask, making it possible to alter the tones and colours in a specific part of the photo. There are several different adjustment layers that we can use to change colours. Here we’ll experiment with HSL, Curves and Selective Colour.


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September 2020