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Petr Stanicek

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  1. No no no, I'm done, this is absolutely insane. If I edit a text frame, everything is deformed and moved, if I finish, the same deformation happens. I have to scroll the page a bit to fix the view (see the attached video). My book has a complex layout and I have to edit this a hundred times per hour, and I'm going mad of that… Plus many other bugs… The same thing as with AfPhoto. I hated to do that, but I had to buy Photoshop – and now I have to buy InDesing to finish my book. Affinity Publisher is not suitable for a serious work. Screen Recording 2022-07-03 at 4.41.36.mov
  2. This problem still persists. I'm creating a book with tons of text frames and this is very annoying.
  3. I'm affraid I can't rely on such a buggy thing with my book. I'm not happy, but I'm going to buy Photoshop again…
  4. I know that @thomaso, but that's not the point. You can see it even on the screenshots – with Highlights on, the background color is noticably brighter, almost white, but the Info panel says it's even more yellow Y=4 → Y=12. That's the problem. The difference betweeen native RGB values shown by ColorMeter is like the RGB 254–253–256 vs 254–253–257 difference. This Y=12% (or RGB 253–251–232 vs RGB 255–255–251) is a huge difference, and it's a pure nonsense. A bug, I guess. See this – I added a square with real CMYK 0-1-12-0 which Info identifies the background. The Hightlights adjustment is applied to the background only. 😱
  5. Thanks a lot, yes, it seems to be usable method. I'm just struggling with the nonsense color values the Info panel shows to me (as above) – if I can't solve/fix that, I'm affraid I can't use of the suggested methods…
  6. Chiyonosake013, of course I did. It's not easy to find specific info there, but I'm trying. However, I couldn't find how to solve this problem. Or description of all features and menu items…
  7. Common, this makes no sense at all… An original background pixel has a 4% of yellow. The RGB values seem plausible (even if Color Meter shows slightly different value). Then Highlights are applied. The background color becomes visibly brighter, Color Meter shows almost white – but APhoto says 12% yellow. 🤯😵🤪 This must be a bug, right?
  8. Thanks! I knew and checked the official info, Online help and Affinity tutorials. I didn't know there are other tutorials than those linked on Affinity website. And I also would like to buy a book – if I knew there is a book to buy… I'm going to watch those other tutorials now. Thanks again!
  9. Thank you both, yes the White Balance picker could be it. The first problem was, the picker did nothing when I tried it. I restarted APh and it works now. OK. However, I don't get white background this way. If I just click with the picker, a CMYK 0-0-5-0 pixel becomes 1-0-4-0, that's it. I can move the sliders manually and click and try, but still have not a solid white. The same way I can use Brightness&Contrast or other tools, I can just try randomly. I'd prefer a more exact method…
  10. In fact, let's simplify my problem to this: How can I shift colors of the image, so that a selected color – i.e. CMYK 0-0-5-0 – becomes white?
  11. Thanks @thomaso – I can do it this brute way, just erase/mask the background manually. What I need is probably a white point shift. Thanks @v_kyr as well, great effort! However, cleaning the background is the second step I need to do. The first step has to be make the background as white as possible. I think it's ok if the color of picture is shifted with it – because the original paper was white, the yellowish tone should be treated as an scanning error and the entire image should be shifted. In other editors (incl. Apple Photos) I would select a White Point tool and click the background to adjust the color space, and then slightly cut the lights in histogram. Alas, I can't find anything like White Point in AfP and the histogram (Levels) is not clickable and I don't understand how to handle it. Please understand, I had worked as DTP professional for many years (but many years ago) and I did a ton of collages in Photoshop. I understand the image handling pretty well – I just don't understand Affinity Photo. I've been using AfDesigner for many years and I like it, switching from Illustrator was easy for me. But AfPhoto is so different from Photoshop and I'm not able to do even simple tasks… There is no manual, and tutorials don't cover all features. It's… weird.
  12. FYI, the background color is mostly CMYK 0-0-5-0, so it's maybe just about adjusting the white point… I'm missing a live information about the pixel under the cursor, ie. to see the pixel color as I move the cursor around. I couldn't find such a feature in APhoto. In fact, there are so many unfamilar features in the menu and I have no idea what to use them for, what typical workflow and usecase they solve… Where is a complete manual?! I can see only a quick start guide. I'm soooo disappointed. Maybe it's broken…? There is a "picker" button in Curves – it does nothing. I found "Select sampled colour" in the menu – there is a slider, and it does nothing. Disappointed and confused.
  13. So, what I need to achieve: make the background/paper 100% white make it transparent make the remaining illustration fade smoothly make sure there is no darker pixel around In Photoshop, I would just click the background to select "white" ie. in the curves tool, then smart-erase the background, select the picture with lasso and completely erase everything around, and then I'd play with mask fine-tuning to blend these fine shades in the bottom and top-left sides. I can cut the lights and make the yellowish background white using curves or levels just by my eye in APhoto, but I'd like to have a more sophisticated workflow, ideally a makro-like steps to preprocess all pictures the same way first; and then just focus to detail retouching.
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