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Jonathan D

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  1. I have got a number of picture border files in JPG format I need to convert to transparency in PNG format. I need pure black to become fully opaque, pure white to become 100% transparent and various shades of grey to become various amounts of transparency. Some of the files are just pure black and pure white. These are easy to convert: Flood select tool on the white, press delete and instant 100% transparency, then export. It's the various shades of grey I am struggling with. Any help gratefully received. Jonathan
  2. Another vote for Apple Motion and Final Cut as an alternative to Premiere Pro. FCPX is lightning fast.
  3. From the sound of it you may be looking directly at the Affinity Vimeo channel. Here are the "index" pages : Photo: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10119-in-house-affinity-photo-video-tutorials/ Designer: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10815-in-house-affinity-designer-video-tutorials/ Jonathan
  4. Will there be a similar book for Affinity Photo ? Jonathan
  5. As soon as possible please as I can't wait to dump Adobe. I use Lightroom to manage my photos and I like it. But I'm one of the plebs that does not subscribe to Adobe's "Creative Cloud" (subscription) model. I purchased mine. An update (6.6) has recently been released but only CC subscribers get the 'full fat' version with new tools. This is Adobe, yet again, giving people like me who bought a boxed version, the finger. JD
  6. Ben: Perhaps NEF files (Nikon raw) may be part of the problem. If I open a NEF file in AP and export as PSD, it comes across in FCPX as corrupt. However, convert the NEF to TIFF in Preview, open this TIFF in AP, export this as a PSD and FCPX is happy.
  7. I've done a bit testing here with different PSD exports at 8 & 16 bit depths into FCPX and Motion 5. I would have though that if Motion handled the export/import correctly, then FCPX would also. No it doesn't. It appears that FCPX with only accept a single layer 8 bit PSD produced by AP. Changing the PSD export preset in AP does not appear to make any difference. To change bit depths goto Document > Colour Format > 8 or 16 bit (RGB) Attached is a small table showing compatibility. Hope this may shed some light on this issue. Jonathan
  8. Thanks both - I didn't realise that the forums were originally split. I'm a (relative) newcomer. :)
  9. Yes - one forum but 2 (to become 3) separate "branches". For example there would be separate road maps for Photo and Designer, separate bug reports for Photo and Designer etc. It would make searching and finding previously reported issues a lot quicker. I've found that I've been searching for an AP issue, thought I'd found it but it was an AD issue with similar problems. I only use AP but realise that many users have both. No forum cross-posts unless there was an issue that affected both (or ultimately all 3) products. Jonathan
  10. Would it be possible to split the forums into two: One for Designer and one for Photo?
  11. Light travels faster than sound thats why some people appear bright until you hear them speak

  12. Not sure if this is helpful, but a 19.8Mb NEF file (Nikon RAW) converts to 47.9Mb Photoshop PSD and a 76.8Mb AP PSD. That's nearly 30Mb more. Both conversions were 8 bit Under 'Channels' AP lists 4 channels: R, G, B and an Alpha channel. I've not seen this Alpha channel on Photoshop's channel list (it may be hidden). Could AP be saving the Alpha channel and PS not? Would an extra channel bump up the file size so much? Hope this helps. Jonathan
  13. Quick(ish) work-around: Save each layer from AF separately as a .PNG. In Motion select these files and in one go, grab and move to workspace.
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