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  1. 9 hours ago, haakoo said:


    On 11/21/2019 at 11:00 AM, B13eL said:

    Hi! It'w be a super if Affinity Photo has Ability to use tools Burn, Dodge, Sponge for maskUsing the Dodge and burn on a mask layer is handy when using to affect only shadows, midtones or highlights.

    Thanks for attention

    This feature request is about dodging & burning the alpha channel. It's a basic task in image compositing and I use this technique aaaaaall the time in professional work. 



  2. I recently bought a Windows laptop and can't believe the lack of ussability of Affinity softwares in this OS. I don't know who thought that was a good idea to press BOTH mouse buttons at the same time, but it's not. Is imposible to work with this with a Wacom tablet.

    There is a lot of shortcuts alternatives with are waaaaay more user friendly that this one.

    Please, PLEASE, change this.

  3. 23 hours ago, MEB said:

    Hi Nekodificador,
    This is working as intended (I know Photoshop does not behave the same way). In Affinity Photo adjustments honour the group scope so if you have a pixel layer(s) in the same group they will only affect those layers. If you remove the pixel layers from the group and leave just the adjustments then it will pass though.

    Uhm... I understand, buy if I remove the pixel layer from the group I can't clip those adjustments to it. What I want is use the groups to organize the adjustment layers while those layers are clipped into the pixel layer. It's like using the main group as a manual "smart object" that contains all the adjustments inside.

    How can I do it this then?

  4. Hi,

    I found this issue working with groups. When I put a few adjustment layers into a group, these stop doing the thing I want. They only affect the layer If all of them are in the same hierarchy. Even with Pass Through blend mode, wich is designed precisely for, well, pass through the group...

    This is terrible for organise your layers. Please fix it U_U




  5. 23 hours ago, AlexdeSalta said:


    Gracias por tu respuesta, yo quiero usar la rueda de la wacom, me funciona en todos los programas menos en Affinity. Reinicié todo, incluso wacom y ahora ni siquiera me dibuja.

    No existe documentación de como configurar correctamente la tableta (puede que el problema sea el idioma o la regionalización) pero no me voy a poner a investigar ya que Affinity no considera que el uso de la tableta sea fundamental (de hacerlo existiría una documentación), es posible que incluso considere que no le interesa la versión de escritorio y si la del iPad. 

    Si tengo que dedicarle más tiempo a esta tarea prefiero hacerlo en GIMP que es un software gratuito. Ahora lo desinstalo.

    Básicamente por lo que cuentas lo que ocurre es que la tableta asocia la rueda a la pulsación de unas teclas concretas. Así que cambiando los atajos de teclado asociados al cambio de pinceles y cambiándolo por el de esas teclas asociadas a la rueda debería funcionar.

    Yo es que directamente utilizo el atajo de teclado para cambiar de tamaño, me resulta mil veces más cómodo que estar trabajando con la rueda en la tableta.


  6. On 7/8/2019 at 9:38 AM, Chris B said:

    Hey Nekodificador,

    The video was spot on and I know exactly what you mean!

    All you need to do to transform a selection is to enter Quick Mask mode (press Q), change to the Move Tool and scale/rotate/skew the selection dragging the bounding box control handles.

    So it's not quite as simple or quick as holding Space to move it but you can achieve the same results. Perhaps this is something we could look at improving (though I am sure we do have improvement requests for this already).

    Ooh now I see. Wow this is so powerful. I tried to apply filters and it works on quick mask mode. So we can transform perspective of a selection before we apply it, for example. Awesome.

  7. Hi, I'm Nekodificador, visual artist and content creator from Spain. I have a Youtube channel where I show my workflows, secrets and teach retouching and compositing throught tutorials.

    I fell in love with Affinity Photo but when I wanted to change from Photoshop it took me a while to learn it, so I did a video where I show how to do a few things in Photoshop and how to "translate" them into Affinity Photo. It is in spanish, but I hope it will be useful for everyone.

    Btw, it seem like we have new brothers in our community after this video. Oops hahah


  8. 2 minutes ago, Chris B said:

    Hey Nekodificador,

    You need to ⌘ + Drag which is contrary to what the status bar says. I think there's a reason we write it this way but I can't remember! I'll find out! 

    Simple test:

    1. Drop two rectangles to make 2 separate layers

    2. Drag out a selection

    3. ⌘ + Drag over the selection

    4. You will notice that the layer highlighted in the Layers Panel will move

    Oooooh ok! Now I understand. So ⌘ + Drag let me move the content inside the selection without switching to move tool. That's right?

    So, my question now is... there is a way to move the selection while i'm creating it?

  9. On 7/19/2017 at 11:05 PM, MartinsRibeiro said:

    Issue solved! This is useful to subtract one layer from the other, for example for Frequency separation.


    So this is how I did it for a 8 bits image (16 bits should need a change in the 2 and .5 values bellow)


    1 - Create two layers with the same image 

    2 - Change the layer bellow as you like (gaussian blur, median blur or anything else)

    3 - Make the top layer Linear Light (could be done afterwords but if you do it before Applying image, it's easy to see the result as it happens)

    4 - Apply image with the following parameters:

    Source: layer bellow modified

    Blend mode: Normal

    Equations: on




    DA=DA (no change to the Alpha )


    A couple of explanations. In the equations:

    DR stands for Destination Red an is the value of the Red in the layer you chose to Apply image (in this case the top Layer)

    SR stands for Source Red and is the value of the Red in the source layer (in this case the layer bellow)

    The 2 and 0.5 are based on this info: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/channel-calculations.html (look for "Add and Subtract blending modes")


    Hope this helps for future reference.

    Captura de ecrã 2017-07-19, às 21.51.12.png

    OMG I was trying just this, with the same math and the same process, but I was picking the wrong blend mode. It has all the sense to let it in Normal and do all the maths. Thank you. THANK YOU.

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