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  1. I cannot seem to move forward on my project until I can understand how to do this color sampling with an eyedropper. This was very simple in PS, but I'm clueless as to how to do it in Affinity Photo. Please forgive me for the over-detailed explanation. I'm trying to sample a color from the background cityscape and make the text that reads "Treetek" the same color as what I've sampled from the background photo. (See image attached) So I tried selecting the layer that has the text Treetek. Then, I went to the tools menu on the left of my screen and selected the color picker. I sampled some color from one of the darker buildings in the background. I see the circular swatch change color to reflect what I chose, however, the text remains unchanged and orange. Then I tried just selecting the layer with the text "Treetek" and clicked on FX at the bottom of the layers panel. I chose Color Overlay. The color of the swatch in that is orange to reflect the current color of the text Treetek. I click the orange swatch. I see RGB Slider, another circular orange swatch and an eye dropper. I click the eyedropper in that box, and randomly choose from the display of colors below the RGB sliders and it does indeed change the color of the text. But I cannot change the color of the text to any of the colors in the image that I sample. Thanks again for your help! chris
  2. Oh wow, perfect! Thank you so much. I didn't get that you had to DRAG it! I thought you were supposed to CLICK on the eyedropper! Ha. Now it works perfectly. Thank you.
  3. Great. I finally figured it out. I did have Global checked and Apply to Selection and it still wouldn't change. But your suggestion did indeed lead me to the solution, which was this: I uncheck the Color Overlay from the Layer Effects box. The moment I did this, everything worked perfectly! Thank you. I can finally move forward with my project after two days. Also, one more question about this please. I have the text outlined using Outline in the Layer Effects box. How do I sample colors from the background image to change the outline color? Seems I can only choose from the colors in the Layers Effects color box? Thank you!
  4. Thank you, Okay, i see that it changes the little circle in the well of the Color panel on the right, but it doesn't change it in the FX color overlay box. That stays orange. How is a designer supposed to quickly sample different colors from an image and see the text change color accordingly so they can quickly and efficiently experiment and make a dhoice? I have no idea why this is so difficult. It seems you should be able to simply highlight text, click on the eyedropper tool and click anywhere on an image and have the text change color accordingly. This does not work at all for me in Affinity Photo. So there must be a method that does work, no? The picture attached is exactly what I see on my screen. I have no idea how to apply that color in the "well." Thanks again.
  5. Thank you for your reply. I am stumped. Please forgive me for the over-detailed explanation. But I'm new at Affinity Photo, coming from PS. So I tried selecting the layer that has the text Treetek. Then, I went to the tools menu on the left of my screen and selected the color picker. I sampled some color from one of the darker buildings in the background. I see the circular swatch change color to reflect what I chose, however, the text remains unchanged and orange. Then I tried just selecting the layer with the text "Treetek" and clicked on FX at the bottom of the layers panel. I chose Color Overlay. The color of the swatch in that is orange to reflect the current color of the text Treetek. I click the orange swatch. I see RGB Slider, another circular orange swatch and an eye dropper. I click the eyedropper in that box, and randomly choose from the display of colors below the RGB sliders and it does indeed change the color of the text. But I'm trying to sample a color from the background cityscape and cannot get that to work. Thanks again for your help! chris
  6. Hello, I cannot seem to find the answer to this anywhere. I'm coming from a PS background, so that's probably why I'm confused... Okay, so I'm putting some text on an image. I want to change the color of the text by sampling a color of an object in the background. One method I've tried is choosing the text, then choosing Color Overlay from the Layer Effects menu. I click on the color swatch which opens up the area where you can choose RGB sliders, etc. There's also an eyedropper in that window. I thought I could simply choose the eyedropper in that window, and then sample an area of the photo and the swatch would change. But nothing happens. Can someone please direct me to how to do this? I've attached a screenshot of what I'm seeing. I'm just experimenting with colors and outlines, etc. and sometimes like to sample a color that's in the image and use that for my text color. Thank you so much, Chris
  7. Hello, I've been working through the workbook for Affinity Photo and have run into an issue that I cannot understand. This is preventing me from moving forward. On page 421, it states: 1. Click the Edit button in the Macro Panel. This sets the parameters for the HSL Shift adjustment. I'm assuming the "Edit" button is the little gear symbol? So I click that and am presented with a large column of sliders to adjust various colors. The book then states: 2. From the dialog, click the Present during playback Eye button on the Master saturation, Red hue and Red saturation parameters to present these on playback. I do not see any Eye symbol, nor do i see a "Master" category?! I've attached a screenshot of where I'm stuck. Can someone please help me figure out where this Master section is? Thank you, Chris
  8. Thank you so much for helping me. I hope they are able to fix the panel to display all the parameters (I am using Affinity on a 15" Macbook Pro retina right now). Thanks again for taking the time to help me. Chris
  9. Hi, Trying to follow along with the Affinity Photo Workbook and am having trouble with the paint brush tool. Specifically, page 197: 1. On tools panel, choose paint brush tool 2. Set hardness to 0%, width to 1000px 3. set color to pure white. 4. paint over wooden structure 5. switch to black color 6. paint over sky to darken This doesn't work for me. There is no visible difference or indication that this changes anything. I created the pixel layer as indicated on the previous page. I've attached a screenshot. Thank you for any suggestions!
  10. By the way, I figure it out. If you look at the image I attached earlier, you will see the context menu bar has a double arrow at the very top right. Well, I clicked on that, and saw that "Protect Alpha" was checked. I unchecked it, and all works as it's supposed to now. Hope that helps someone else in the future.
  11. chriscaldwell

    Affinity Workbook files

    Hello, Is there a link to download all the exercise sample files at once that are referred to in each of the Affinity workbooks? Or do have to go to each link? Thank you, Chris
  12. chriscaldwell

    Affinity Workbook files

    I appreciate your finding that for me. Thank you.
  13. chriscaldwell

    Affinity Workbook files

    Thank you!
  14. Hello, New to Affinity and lovin' it! I have the workbooks for Designer and Photo, but don't see one available for Publisher. Is there going to be a Publisher workbook in the future? Thank you, Chris
  15. chriscaldwell

    Publisher Workbook?

    Thank you very much. Hoping that the tutorials will get me up to speed. I just blindly purchased Publisher because the other products are so good and wanted them all.
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