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  1. This is a big BIG thanks to jmwellborn for taking me through all his hits and misses but in the end proving that what I was after truly can be done in Affinity Photo ~ also Another Big thanks to StuartRc for his lead to some brushes to try out. Its late at night and I'm just picking up these messages but wanted to say thanks to both of you for helping me along the way ~ Thanks again!
  2. Once again thomaso a brilliant link ~ Thank You Ever-so-much.
  3. firstdefence ~ I'm currently just working with an iMac & a Mouse but I'm already thinking if I have any success at all then I'll probably invest in a Wacom type of tablet thingy
  4. I've just had a very quick look at your suggested link and although I haven't read the whole thing it seems its exactly what I'm after so thank you, thank you, thank you! I don't think I would ever have found it. Thanks for sticking with me and for ALL of your advise and tips . really appreciate it. πŸ‘
  5. Thank you Thomas for all the considerations I should give to the idea & I totally get that part of it but I'm still unsure how to commence . Do I just open up a blank pixel layer and then using a paint brush start adding in details like the Sky Clouds and the like & gradually bit by bit build up the image until I get to doing the grasses at the front?
  6. Yes, I know I can download interesting ones from the internet and place the Rhino in it but that's not what I want to do So, if you have a look at the the attached image this is what set me off down this "can I do it?" path & I want to give it give it a go, give it my best shot but dunno where to start.πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ The artist who made this image (Jai Johnson of http://www.dailytexture.com )painted all of the foreground and background. She used Procreate to create but I do not have Procreate nor do I wish to get it because I think it can all be done in Affinity (either Photo or Designer) I'm working on an iMac & I just wanted to know what is the best way to go about it ~ Again thanks for any help given.
  7. I have several images of Rhinos, Elephants, Wild Boars & the like but where they are standing looks awful… all lacking vaa-va-voom feeling. So-oooh I'd like to paint a more suitable landscape image and then palace said Rhino in the image & then adjust colours and tone to match. I'm okay with the finial adjustments butI just don't know where to begin or what steps I should take to begin painting the actual landscape. Any help, steps to take or pointers to good tutorials on the subject would be wonderful. I have both Affinity photo & Designer but know less about Designer than photo. Thanks for any help given
  8. While all you guys were doing all that wonderful checking and comparison stuff I was still trying to get the channels bit completed and the result was… it just looks wrong & I'm thinking (not that I know as much as you guy's) perhaps using something different like Perlin Noise might have a better displacement effect? If that's of no help what so ever its only because of my inexperience but its really good to see all you guy's trying to figure out a workaround (neat rabbit hole or what?)
  9. No problem I've put a reminder on my calendar to check it again in 6 months hopefully at some point in the future it'll work in all systems as it looks really useful
  10. Thank you iconoclast ~ I've had a look at this free G'MIC-Plugin ~ the only problem is I'm working on a Mac and although there seems to be some workarounds for it & mostly it still remains a Windows based plugin. However I'll keep an eye on it simply because the previous time I was told about it, it was only Widows and now they actually mention Mac but even-so it comes with a warning.
  11. Thanks for that firstdefence & thanks for the explanation regarding the differences between PS & AP displace filters. Is it just me or is everything we'd like answers to somehow manage to turn into yet another rabbit hole to go down? πŸ€ͺ
  12. Thank you v_kyr ~ I replied earlier via my phone but it lookalike it didn't come through. So, perhaps for the 2nd; time I just wanted to say that you for the screen shots and helping me with the Chanels and how to make them work. I'll get to work on it soon ~ thanks again for all your help.πŸ‘ .πŸ‘ .πŸ‘.
  13. So, having had a quick look v_kyr I think just sticking with Emboss might do the trick for now but even-so… when I create the New Document at 600 x 1000px and fill it with Black absolutely nothing happens when I click on the Red Channel nor the Green one either. In PSDDISRE YouTube video you can see both colours appear on screen on the document... So-oooh, how can I get this to happen in Affinity? ~ or ~ have I just come across a bug?
  14. Thanks for the 'See Related' v_kyr but I have already looked at those and found some of them most helpful. However…The thing about this tutorial that I'm trying to complete is that he does not use any equations whatsoever ever but instead… He creates a 'Separate Document' and then starts to use the Red & Green Channels with Filters ~ 'Stylise' ~ & ~ 'Emboss'. I can find Emboss but not Stylise so perhaps, Affinity calls it something else or, if its not there, then there's something else to use instead.
  15. In a YouTube Tutorial called 'Water Reflections with Realistic Ripples' ~ By ~ PSDDISRE. And, even though it's a 'Photoshop' tutorial I managed to follow all his actions up until minute 2:34. This is where he the following happens. *** Create New Document 600 x 1000px β†’ make sure it is in Portrait format β†’ Add a Black Fill Layer β†’ Then β†’ Go to Filter β†’ Noise β†’ Add Noise β†’ Set amount to Maximum β†’ β†’ Next β†’ Go to Filter β†’ Blur β†’ Gaussian Blur β†’ set Radius to 1.3pixels β†’Click OK β†’ β†’ Then β†’Go to Layers panel β†’ switch to Channels β†’ Click on Red Layer β†’ then β†’ Go to Filter β†’ Stylise β†’ Emboss β†’ Set angle to 180˚ with the Height at 1 and the Amount at Maximum 500% β†’ β†’ Repeat with the Green selected ~ Going to β†’ Filter β†’ Stylise β†’ Emboss β†’ Angle 90˚ β†’ Set Amount to Maximum500% β†’ set Height to 1 β†’ Then reselect the Layer β†’ *** The above was the difficult part for me, simply because I have never owned nor used Photoshop and so, I need to figure out how to do what he has done but using Affinity Photo πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I’m not a total beginner with Affinity but even-so…I'm still on the learning curve and need some help to see if this can be done within Affinity Photo & if so what steps to take to get me past this 'creating a document' part; after that I think all is achievable I've attached his before and after images so as you can see what I'm trying to do. Thanks for any and all help offered.
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