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  1. Thanks! Ok. Indeed, the Mask is show inside the group and not on the side (like PS). Now, I have an empty mask with some adjustement layers insde. However, how do I feel the mask ? I tried to paint white.. but it paints black (??). Also, it's very laggy..
  2. Hello, First a disclaimer. I am using PS CS6 as a raster editing software in my workflow. It's working well.. Unfortunately, due to Adobe's policy it has to be replaced in a new feature. Moreover, it may not work on upcoming MacOs. I've been looking at Affinity Photo since version 1.0... it looked really great on paper. However, each version just massively disappointed me. It's missing the basics... Please remember, I'm speaking about my needs, which may not be yours.. I'm aware the software may work for some... However it does not for me. Many of my colleagues works the same way. Let's list some issues: Missing proper Tiff support. To get integrated in my work flow, the software needs to open and save tiff seamlessly. Affinity can not "Save as... (tiff)". Sure, it can export.. but this is not the same thing Now.. if one open a Tiff, do the editing and "Save": After some warning requester it works. However, if I do the same but quit the app, Affinity will offer me to "Save" the file, but it will actually want to save it as afphoto and not tiff.. The icon "New Group" does not work if no layers is selected. However, the same command, new Group, work from the menu. (Do you test your software ?) Mask feather: About 50 times slower as PS and limited to 100 px. It's so slow that you can not get any preview.. Mask... Well. I tried yesterday about one hour. I could not understand how they works. I could not create any Group mask. Most of the time I do NOT see the mask in the layers panel. and if it does, it's very difficult to see I created a curve layer with simple mask (with a selection). Then I painted using the brush in white to extend the mask -> this action actually removes part of the mask .. (????). Well, it's also bout 5 times slower as PS Level tool still does not work. In order to get the clipping preview (press alt), pro channel one need to set the master level at least at 1%.. Changing the brush size and hardness is not practical (it only shows a few circles but not the gradient of the actual brush..) and it's super laggy That's it... I did not tried yet path.. Affinity: I think this are basic features which photographers (imo) needs every day.. Without Affinity is jus useless.. Thanks for your understandings
  3. Thanks for your reply... but it did not work out here.. Maybe I'm missing something. By the way, how to create a group mask then ?? Thanks:) afp_group_bug.mov
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    Tiff and mask queries

    Hey, While you are at the mask's code. Painting "white" on a mask remove it.. Tryting to create a mask on a group failed. when no layers are selected the icon "new group" does not work but the menu Layer - New Group works.. Feather on mask is limited to 100 px and about 10 times slower as PS... Save as .. Tiff is missing.. Ctrl-S with a Tiff -> Save it correctly: good Ctrl-Q with a Tiff -> want to save it as a new afphoto. Confess... you did not test it :-P
  5. Hello everyone! Today I gave another try to Affinity Photo. There has been some updates.. Shortcuts still does not work properly.. ok. let's wait. A basic function we use everyday in PS is the level layer. We use the clipping (in PS, pressing alt on Mac) to precisely set the value for each channel. It does not seem to work on Affinity.. Also you can not change channel using cmd-2, cmd-3.. like on PS. Any chance it will be implemented ? Regarda
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    Level clipping (?)

    Thanks MEB. It looks like there is actually a "default" mask for each adjustment layer. Is it possible to refine this mask ? Can I copy this default mask to other layers ? Regards
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    Level clipping (?)

    Another question: Does the mask work ? It seems not possible to mask or unmask (by painting using the brush tool). Also, it's not quiet possible to select layer or its mask. Affinity selects both.. Affinty Photo is really different from PS... I am trying since 10 min to fill my mask with white..
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    Level clipping (?)

    Indeed. Setting 1% get it work.. Thanks for your reply!
  9. Hello, I bought Affinity right from the very first version in order to replace PS. Unfortunately, the software is using the very basics features, I would requiere to work. I am writing "I", but most of the photographers in the city are missing the same. Please consider this topic not as a negativ critic but constructive feedback . Please, if I missed something just spot me my mistake! Tiff. Usually, I do some adjustment in the RAW convertor (CaptureOne, Lightroom..) and then "edit with..". Then, I get a tiff which get opened in Affinity. Then I can do some find work. and "ctrl-s" to save my work. This does not work. Affinity can not save as tiff, only export as. It means -> Affinity can not be integrated in as editor a raw convertor. And is quiet useless.. Shortcuts. Does not work IMO. you do not know what you get when you press a key. Please, implement working shortcuts "à la" PS. Is there any patent on that ??? Any equivalent of PS "Transform" (Perspective, Distort, ...). I tried with the perspective tool, after 10 minutes I gave up. Done in PS in less than 2 mins.. Most of the function in Affinity are 2-3 slower as in PS CS6. Line selection tool equivalent ??q Level tool: is it possible to switch channel using keyboard ? Is there a clipping functionality like PS (in PS pressing alt). Thanks!
  10. if one click on L, the tool will always change. so one can not know which shortcut I will get. so one can not know what tool will be use. in PS, one need to press shift+L to change tool, and just l to select. So I mean the shortcuts are not working: pressing a shortcut, random tool
  11. Hello! I am giving a try to Affinty ounce again. Here my (constructive) remarks. Maybe I am missing something.. - crop tool does not apply any constraint using the predefined ratio. (???) - shortcuts very difficult to work with: one press select -> second press deselect (???). - No clipping in the level tool per channel - No possibility to switch channel using a shortcuts in the level tool (?) - In general, I think the level tool layout could be updated. Maybe a bigger window with master and the R, G , B channel. - "polygone" selection tool. By pressing shift with lasso but releasing shift close the selection (?). - Performances (display, many layers) not as good as PS CS6 Otherwise, it's working ok. Panorama works well as well. I am really looking for a better shortcuts implementations and a dedicated "polygon" selection. Especially shortbuts, make it a nightmare to use. Thanks for listening.
  12. (at least to me and my colleagues to get started with Affinity) Save As "layered Tiff" (NOT export) Ability to select tools using the keyboard keys (and NOT the way it is now, maybe add it as option in the preferences...) Save As / Export as background process Ability to make new guide line by dragging them from the scales Line (polygone) selection tool is not in the selection tool menu (???) Affinity is currently about 2-3 times slower than PS CS6 on my machine. It's a little painful with 22MP pictures, we also works with 60-100MP pictures using PS.. Transform/perspective/resize tool a little un-intuitive (?) Level tools should display the peaking value while pressing alt (like PS). No default preset in many tools (Curves, HSL, etc...) We are really looking forward to throw PS away. Unfortunately, Affinity does not match our need (yet). Regards
  13. Hello, I gave today another try to Affinity as Photoshop replacement. I am a pro photograph (so I have little time to waste). There are some good point, really: - Fill "in-paiting": good and fast. And moreover, preview. Bravo! - Works pretty well Here my remarks and (constructive!) criticism: - Selecting a tool using the keyboard is "bad". Because when one press a key, let's say "j", one does know know the selected tool. Indeed, each time one press a tool's key, it will change the tools inside the tools's group. To my mind, it's really bad. Make it like the other pressing the key select the tool inside, period. Pressing shift-key, change the tool inside the tools's group - Selection using the L tool is ok. But you NEED a line type selection. One need to quickly select a geometrical object. - Tiff multi-layered support. -> integration in DAM like Lightroom, CaptureOne... - I was not able to correct perspective. I know I would use the move tool, but.. I could only scale and rotate.. - opening a 16bit gray Tiff, the picture is really too bright. The same picture is good in Preview, PS, etc.. - While adjusting something, let's say HSL, double click in the slider should reset it to 0. - Do a selection and apply a layer (Let's say Curve). The layer will be applied to the selection... but how to I change it ? While not create a masked layer ? - So I could build "path" (curve) , however, the path get destroy (!!) when doing a selection. And It's not possible to do more than one closed "path". This make some of our project impossible to achieve.. We really want to remove PS. make it possible Keep going! Thanks for listening Take care
  14. Hello, selecting tool using the keyboard is really challenging. Indeed, pressing the appropriate key will most of the time give you a different tools. Example: press P. Did you get the pen tool or the node tool ? Press B: Which one did you get ? no ones know. I tried today once again to use Affinity in my workflow but I failed. Unfortunately. It crashes several times, I did a wonderful path with the node tool which I could not convert to a selection afterwards, and keep fighting a brush... and was not able to get a black/white brush.. In the end, I did my gradient and mask in PS in less than 2 minutes.. Let's hope, it will change in Affinity 2.0
  15. Hello, we would like to share my recents experiences with Affinity Photo. We want to replace PS with Affinity. Time is running out: PS CS6 may not work on upcoming MacOS... Unfortunately, we have some "no go" using Affinity. Please note, that for some simple editing, wer are happy with affinity and we are using it. However for some more difficult project, we still have to use PS. - Level tools can not be really useful for us. Indeed, we do not see the black point like in PS. So We start PS once to achieve the black/white level, save everything als tiff, and then start to work with Affinity. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10861-leves-tools-lets-us-see-what-it-does/ Thanks for the reply :-) - No layer-tiff save option. (I've heard it's coming, Nice!). - Curve tool: Is there any possibility to actually remove the point from the curve ? - Switching between different tool, using the shortcuts (b, s, v, etc...) is pretty challenging, well difficult. Indeed, each time I press B, Affinity switch to different tool. Basically, it means, each time I press B, and I expect my Brush, well, I do not have it. I have to press again until it's the appropriate one. in PS, one have to use Shift + Key. This is, to my mind, a lot of smarter - The save progress bar does not mean anything reliable. I mean, it can go quickly to 100% and stay there for 3 minutes. - In many projects, we have groups and many layers. For example, 10 adjustment layers applied on one raster layer in one group, some in another, etc... Yet, when we are happy with our adjustment, we usually merge everything into on raster layer. We could not achieve this in the program. In PS, it is possible to select many adjustment layer + the raster and then merge everything. Is it possible in Affinity ? Thanks for listening.
  16. Hello, What about layers flatten like in PS ?
  17. Ok. Thanks for your reply. It's a start. Keep going :-)
  18. Hello, the levels tool is one of our basic tools. We can not live without it. The PS's one is pretty simple und efficient. I would suggest two features for Affinity Photo's Levels tools: - Instead of a pull-dwn menu in order to choose the channel (Master, Red, Green, Blue), make simple button. There is enough space. See the grabs and modified grab. I just copy paste, it's ugly but you get the idea.. - Adjusting precisely the black and white for each channels is really challenging if you based your vision on the final image. Instead, it would be really easy to do if when pressing a key (let's say alt), affinity would show the peeks into a 2 colors mask). Try in PS! Thanks for listening.
  19. Any news from Affinty ? This is for us, in studio, the reason left to use PS CS6. Thanks for listening
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    transform Selections

    Thanks! Looking forward! This is the only way to integrate poerpely Affinity in Lightroom CaptureOne und co. Regards
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    transform Selections

    Any plan to make it allow to transform the selection without the Quick mask mode. The red colors is really disturbing and do not allow precise work.. PS: I gave a try to Affinity over PS today again. Unfortunately, Affinity just does not do the job yet. Make it possible. CS6 will soon not work on current MacOS anymore.. Problems are: Auto selection in PS is just so much better, I can transform a selection. Layer transformation is much more better and intuitive in PS. multi layer tiffs are not supported, it makes the software useless in professional workflow. Thanks
  22. Hello, one of a basic/daily tool we use in Photoshop is the transform tool. It is missing in Affinity. Is it plan to implement it in a close future ? Thanks
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