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  1. I wrote about this before and am wondering if this is normal. It is not the way that the App Store AP 1.67 works. I find this to be a very frustrating exercise. I am inserting a video which I have trimmed to show what I think might be a bug. Note that when I first use the tool with Linear highlighted I get the colour wheel, I then need to click on the layer in order to get the Gradient choice opened. I repeated this with Radial and the same thing happens. I have found that at times in other images that I need to continuously go to the layer and click on it before I get the gradient choice opened. Very frustrating. In my other post I thought that I was in error but there seems to be something strange happening. Please look at this and see what you think . Incidentally I have tried this on other images and it continues to happen. gradient 1080.mov
  2. Please disregard this post. I have doing some mentally challenging work and in my time to work with my photos, I guess my stress carried over. There is nothing unusual going on with the gradient tool if one takes a good look at it.
  3. Multi4G Thank you for your generous sharing of these brushes.
  4. Hi Pariah73, you are awesome trying to help the newbie koka and yes there are great people giving free tutorials beyond the 200+ from this site. But there also seems to be someone who is looking for the ‘no learning curve’ software. I have several other software applications including the one mentioned Luminar 3. I will say to kola that the learning curve on this piece of software is also a big, perhaps greater than AP, and the amount of detailed learning videos are scant. This is the first time in the Luminar’s history that there has been a free upgrade but you do need to buy the previous iteration to get the upgrade. Luminar is not cheap. The other issues with other softwares is that they deal with only a portion of what AP is capable of. When the betas are being developed sometimes there is frustration with the new reworked tools/filters because tutorials are needed to learn what the developers have in mind. But I understand that they are still in the process and making a tutorial now would be premature. I noted in another post the James R made a comment that seems to imply that he is now again working on tutorials. Thanks you James R for your comprehensive vids, can’t wait to see how the new HSL works. Thank you Affinity team, you are awesome.
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    This process does create a mask one that can be added to or removed. It is not so glaring in presentation. But that was not the point of my comment. I find using the HSL filter very confusing as I outlined above and as it is an invention of this beta it needs some use clarification. I really don’t want to be bouncing out to other applications. I found Capture One Pro as I needed a good catalogue.
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    Hi Chris B, It is not a bug but this is the first time HSL has been presented in this way and there has been no tutorials on how to use it. Another application I use is Capture One Pro for Sony. It is interesting how they use their Color Editor to really be able to narrow the hue to be edited. It is very simple to use. So I guess this would be a feature request when they release the new version out of beta. Although Capture one is a great editor it does not play well with Affinity Photo. It requires that a photo be exported as .tiff in order to be opened with edits by AP. I use it for my catalogue and am lucky that I use a Sony camera because the cost for other cameras is much more. sample.m4v
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    In trying to learn how to use the new HSL filter I have found the only way to see the hues being targeted is to move the slider to the max. Not a great solution for me as the colours become very distorted. Would it be possible to grey out or somehow isolate the hues not being affected for a more precise visual colour adjustment in only the targeted area(s)? There is another application that does the grey-out process and it is very effective. Not sure if this topic should be here or somewhere else in the forum, but the new HSL filter is specific to this beta. If so please feel free to move it.
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    Would it be possible to open Macro and Library at the same time without having to go into Studio each time. Or perhaps I am missing something that already allows this.
  9. Parentheses Parentheses are used for groupings exactly as they would be in traditional mathematics. For example, take this equation line: R/(a*2) By putting a*2 in parentheses, it will be evaluated first before being divided by R. The statement as written describes the following (a*2)/R, that incidentally does not need parenthesis as multiplication and division have the same priority and the left to right rule applies. The words in Bold are incorrect. The example R/(a*2) has a*2 calculated first and then divided into R.
  10. I noted what I believe is an error in the documentation on Page 2 under the heading of Parentheses "Parentheses Parentheses are used for groupings exactly as they would be in traditional mathematics. For example, take this equation line: R/(a*2) By putting a*2 in parentheses, it will be evaluated first before being divided by R. " According to order of operation, the example described in your explanation would be (a*2)/R, that actually doesn't require the parentheses as multiplication and division have the same priority and therefore the left to right rule applies. I believe the underlined should read "before dividing R" But I might be wrong.
  11. Go into the macro library, select the macro then right click, select edit macro. This will take you into the macro so you can see the steps. I noticed that it only works for 200%. Personally it is much simpler to select layer, resize canvas, unlock, then [length]*2, thereby doubling the length. Or perhaps you just want 3/4th, so [length]*1.75. This doesn’t require a specific measure, pixels*2 or inches*1.5 or as was stated above pixels +250, whatever.
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    Corrupted file

    When this has happened to me occasionally I usually try it again to make sure that it was not something that I had done. Do so and see what happens.
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    Thanks Walt, hope they re-evaluate their decision. It would be nice for AP to have it’s own catalogue system.
  14. Thanks Dan C for your quick reply. Appreciate the links and now I see. Not as easy as the LR tool but it will have to do. I purchased a teleconverter for one of my lenses and it apparently had a degraded weather seal ( was sold to me as new). This created a very bad and large spot on my sensor, so bad that the sensor needed to be replaced as it could not be cleaned. The attempt at cleaning just created a bigger mess. Some of the images were worth keeping but didn't know how to clean them up. This technique seems to work well. Thanks again.
  15. Is there a way to see dust spots more easily in AP? The following is a link to how LR deals with the issue. https://www.naturettl.com/how-to-quickly-find-remove-all-dust-spots-in-lightroom/ If there is no way to do this in AP would it be possible to create a way?