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Nita Reed

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  1. 34 minutes ago, GarryP said:

    It’s difficult to tell from your screengrab (it’s just a wee bit smaller than necessary, usually better to get the whole screen rather than a bit of it) but the problem could be one of two things (or something else):
    1. Your “Width” setting could be too small (I can’t see enough of the number to tell).
    2. You are cloning from the “Current Layer” and you may be cloning nothing if the Source you set (where you Alt-clicked) is on a transparent part of the current layer.
    Do either of these make any sense?
    Note: The ‘Source cross’ moving ‘in tandem’ with the mouse pointer is expected behaviour for the Clone Tool as it shows you which area will be cloned.

    Actually, a member in facebook group solved the mystery...my "hardness" had to be lowered to 0%...  THEN it worked...  Thank you for responding.  I'll keep those in mind for the next time...I'm certain there will be a next time.


  2. 1 minute ago, GarryP said:

    It’s no trouble MikeK36; if I didn’t want to do it then I wouldn’t bother.
    The way I see it is, if I can put a bit of time and effort into helping someone – as many others have helped me – to get to grips with the software a little bit better and not be frustrated with it then that’s for the good.
    (Plus I think other people have put more effort into this thread than me.)

    Thank you for the explanation.  I'll try to be more thorough in the future.

  3. 22 minutes ago, anon2 said:

    Both examples: the problem is not the software. The software is correctly rendering according to your layering structure, but that structure is incorrect for the results you are trying to obtain.




    I swear if you solve this for me I'm gonna hunt you down and steal you!  Thank you!

  4. 6 minutes ago, GarryP said:

    Just saying “Paint splatter effect issue (didn’t work)” doesn’t give us much to work with.
    We don’t know what you are trying to achieve so it’s difficult to know what instructions to give you to achieve it.
    I assume that you want the paint splatter effect to be overlaid in some way over the image but we need to know exactly what you want to do otherwise we could give you all sorts of answers none of which may answer your needs.
    If you are working from a tutorial then if you give a link to it then we can look at that too.

    Painting on the mask, in the second case, will make the hair invisible because the mask is masking both “Background (Pixel)” layers (one is inside the other). Try arranging your layers like those in my (very rough) screen-grab (if that’s what you want to do).

    Annotation 2020-08-17 125218.png

    Sorry.  What else would I be putting the plaint spatter effect on...if not the image?

  5. 21 minutes ago, kirkt said:

    I read through your previous posts - strange that no one asked what OS and graphics card you are using, and if you have tried disabling GPU acceleration (Preferences > Performance > Hardware acceleration).  If you are on a Windows machine, are your drivers for your video card up to date?  

    Try disabling GPU/hardware acceleration and restart the application.  Maybe this might help narrow down the scope of your issues.  I'm sure it's frustrating.

    If you choose to continue with AP, you might want to consider watching the tutorial videos about masking and nesting adjustment layers - it appears that some of your screenshots have some strange nesting of layers and masks with nothing to mask, etc.  Masks and Channels in AP are different than in Photoshop and some other pixel editors and it can be little confusing at first to adjust your thought process to completing a specific task.




    Thank you for the response...it is appreciated.


    Yes, my drivers are up to date but, I am honestly done.  I have been trying for two weeks.  I'm so darn stressed out.


    Thank you again.



  6. 11 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

    You don't have to click on LUT in the Adjustment panel to install LUTs. You can also click on the Adjustments icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, then on "LUT..." near the bottom of the list:

    Also, "Not Responding" can (I think) simply mean the program is busy, and if you wait it may come back.

    However, if you have not yet installed any LUTs then that is not what's going on, so I'm out of ideas for now. Sorry.

    I appreciate the help...thanks!

  7. 11 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

    How many LUTs have you installed into Affinity Photo? And how long have you waited before deciding it's frozen?

    For each LUT that you have installed, Photo needs to generate a preview of that LUT's effect on your image. If you have a lot of LUTs installed, that can take a long amount of time.

    I can't install any LUTs because it freezes.  If you see at the top of my screenshot, it says "not responding".

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