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  1. PDF features Many years ago a group of talented individuals got together and came up with a software product called Affinity Photo. Affordable professional photo package for everyone, wouldn’t it be really great if developers could create a PDF plus software document creator to meet the growing needs of future consumer publishing. Print is dead or dying, the future of digital media publishing has never looked better. Remember it is question of what we can do rather than what cannot be done. Anything is possible. Colin for Digital Media Only.
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    Amateur Spotlight - Endless possibilities

    Thanks I did wonder about that when I posted it. Not a big deal, the forum does a good job of displaying peoples creations.
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    Amateur Spotlight - Endless possibilities

    Thanks for feedback, the interesting thing I noticed when uploading this is that the colours were changed a little when compered to original but still looked ok.
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    No to paper printout

    Just noticed some of the other points raised in this post, pressed a few buttons eh. I do have a wooden desk, twenty years old and still going strong. Look I am not postulating that we live in a perfect world; however there are some serious issues that need to be looked at regarding old habits not liking any type of change. Beef and cattle are responsible for a lot of land clearing, so is a host of other commercial products that put food on the table, although it’s more a case of putting cars, boats, yachts and cruise ships in folks garages now. Electricity is already in our homes and no one wants to return to the Stone Age, well maybe some of us would. It is all about doing what we can when we can and questioning old habits that are no longer in our best interests. Software support: I have Affinity photo and can honestly say that I have never had to hit that print button, digital alternatives work very well. It’s just difficult to support software were it makes it easy for consumers to hit that print out. We have computers on every desk, tablets, phones and digital photo albums; the infrastructure is already there we are just not transitioning. PDF files are the greatest strength for Affinity Publisher. I just wish that it were cantered more around this in the form of supporting digital only, offering a suite of options like page transitions and power point display presentations to promote use of PDF as a fully digital world standard practice. This is where developers could really tip the scales in a more constructive direction, ecology in harmony with technology.
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    No to paper printout

    Missed the point I do have books, but no longer buy them, choosing digital alternatives. I do take paper products like post or items outside of my control but only if I have to. Physical printing as continued usage is responsible for land clearing and destruction of habitat for a consumer product that has alternative outlets. Recycling is like ladling water from a sinking boat, fully support it however not the solution. Seven plus billion folks in this world, all wanting paper products, do the maths, it’s a lot of trees and I quite like breathing clean air. Think about one person printing one A4 sheet of paper, multiply that by several billion and you see the issue. I live near a pristine environment and make no bones about wanting it to stay that way. This is my opinion and moving forward I wish to support digital media only rather than physical printing, I see nothing strange about that.
  6. Affinity Publisher Thanks Affinity for the invitation to purchase publisher with 30% discount. I did beta test this product for six months but stopped after some concerns upon environmental grounds. I started to feel that this product would encourage people to hit the print button for physical printing and as I operate under a green label I am at this time unable to endorse or support an indirect practice of land clearing for plantation trees needed to support people’s desire to publish. I have major environmental concerns which is why I support digital media only. I love your Photo and Design components and am quite happy in supporting these.
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    Interdictor

    Thanks for the advice I shall implement some if not all your suggestions wherever possible.
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    Interdictor

    All suggestions are most welcome. English is by definition a mixed bag so it is what it is.
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    Interdictor

    Exercise was to write a story, illustrate, and write some more. Grammar and or punctuation are an important thing to strive for to the best of your ability.
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    Interdictor

    Write a 500 word story. Illustrate using AP. Write another 500 hundred words.
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    In Game Image

    The game is Stellaris, a space empire builder, by Paradox studios. I have uploaded stock standard in game image. I wanted to get away from the olive green and use a neutral transparent menus, the art work is an in game story pack that I have put together for this mod, just a simple idea that I wanted to explore. Wanted to see how AP handled photo translation to computer games. I find the olive green so depressing after long exposure when playing this game so I was inspired to change the look of it. Colour is so impactful upon the psych. Anyway glad for any feedback.
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    In Game Image

    In game Image Thought I might share something different this week. Have been working on a mod for a well known pc game, I re did the interface and added concept screen art. This image was taken in game, all manipulation done using AP. I am quite pleased with the results, translating photo to tiff and dds files for pc games.
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    Ferretface

    Some brush and design work. Using AP.
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    Olivia

    I tend to get a picture in my mind’s eye as to the overall feel and concept and then begin the work. 12 hour concept art is my term for a rough time frame that it took me to construct this. For this I downloaded the three pictures from the net, the model, the chalkboard and finally the spider photo. The rest is drawn by hand and the photos treated to get the effect that I feel I wanted. The red shoe was a clip art copy that I redrew from scratch a few months ago. In this instance the story is the last part of this process. I take a good look at the finished picture and write the story. This particular story is a continuation of the Mr Morose photo art concept that I posted earlier this week. The story is in my mind’s eye but getting it developed is an ongoing process. The idea is essentially to kick start that left brain thinking whilst preserving the technical process of photography. This is what I call Photo-Art, the merging together of reality and imagination. Synaptic pathways linking positive thought. I really like the graphic novel concept, however, as I am new to this and still developing ideas and format this is a work in progress. We have all seen how photo manipulation can have quite negative effects; my wish is to convey writing and illustration in simple form that is accessible to as many folk as possible. Simple stories and photo-art that do not take forever to produce, I can go on and on about this but I hope that I have conveyed a rough draft of my thinking. Thanks for your reply and I will take a look at your novel. As for not being very good at art, I failed my art exam at school and my only friend told me my teachers where laughing at my work, so first off bury the expectations and draw what you like. There is no judgment upon how art ought to be perceived, let the imagination of the viewer decide that. Just start and go from there. Encourage your inner creative self and you will be surprised what it will tell you.
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