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  1. It's my age. I get confused. Oh - btw Alfred, I was in Scotland last Sunday with my younger son. We were at Edinburgh zoo taking photos. Loved the place! The mile is truly world class. I only apologised twice for being English. Once to the bus driver from Waverly to the zoo & again to the driver on the way back. Cheers, Soggy mutt. (actually I think I prefer soggy mutt to drippy cat...)
  2. Damn! I hoped nobody would notice! I was dog tired when I wrote the post. But then you two were born...
  3. Just as a follow up to this announcement, I'd like to let people know that I've added a 70 page pdf which is available as a download from lecture 2. It gives extensive notes plus step by step pointers for all the techniques on the course. Along with screenshots. This is because I do courses myself, partly to learn new things, partly to go through the learning experience myself so that I get to walk a mile in my enrolees shoes. I've found the biggest thing that slows me down is having to make notes. So I've made the notes for you. This doesn't affect the price of the course and the coupon in the above post is still valid. I just wanted to make it better for everyone. Cheers, Simon
  4. Hi everyone, I've just released a new 4.5 hour course at Udemy called Affinity Photo for the iPad: Special Effects and for an introductory offer you can use this coupon - ESPECIALFXIPAD to get the course for $9.99 instead of the full price of $59.99until the end of Sunday 14th April. The reason I did this course is because I've had a number of requests from people who use the iPad version of Affinity Photo but found it hard to adapt the tutorials from the desktop version of Affinity Photo: The Little Box of Tricks and Affinity Photo: Modern Special Effects to the iPad version. So I've taken a good cross section of the tutorials from both courses and recreated them for the iPad version of Affinity Photo. In these tutorials I show you how to combine the various Affinity Photo tools to recreate many of the most popular photo effects you can see today, and maybe come up with your own signature look. I show you the right way to use the tools along with any potential problems and things to watch for when you create a series of stunning effects. But flexibility is key here, so I'll also show you several ways to adapt your new recipes to meet the needs of different images. I'll make recommendations about which images are suitable for which special effect, and I include all the images I use on the course so that you can download them and follow along. I assume a basic knowledge of Affinity Photo for the iPad - the kind of knowledge you can get from Affinity Photo for the iPad - and here's a coupon to get that course for $9.99 as well - EMOBILE. But, because we will be using some of the more professional grade tools, I provide some reference videos which isolate and explain how to use them. It's so easy when you create an effect to get the feeling that the software is doing the talking for you. Well, we'll change that. I'll go into enough detail about how to use the tools and the right workflow to use that you will gain a deeper understanding of the entire process. You'll be creating stunning, flexible effects. You'll be making your photos shine! Thanks for your time, Simon
  5. Thanks very much for the kind word casterle. I have no immediate plans for doing an Affinity Designer course but I wouldn't rule it out...
  6. Hi everyone, I've just released a new 5 hour course at Udemy called Affinity Photo: Modern Special Effects and for an introductory offer you can use this coupon - ESPECIALFX to get the course for $9.99 instead of the full price of $59.99. Here's the link for it - Affinity Photo: Modern Special Effects In a series of tutorials, I'll show you how to combine the various Affinity Photo tools to recreate the most popular photo effects you can see today, and maybe come up with your own signature look. I'll show you the right way to use the tools along with any potential problems and things to watch for when you create a series of stunning effects. But flexibility is key here, so I'll also show you several ways to adapt your new recipes to meet the needs of different images. I'll make recommendations about which images are suitable for which special effect, and I'll be giving you exercises to practice what you have learned. I assume a basic knowledge of Affinity Photo. But, because we will be using some of the more professional grade tools, I provide some reference videos which isolate and explain how to use them. But here's the especially nice bit. I often do these kind of courses because I love learning new things but also because I think it's important that I go through the same process you do when you learn from one of my courses. I find the single biggest problem is taking notes. It's the single biggest thing that slows me down, sometimes by a factor of 4 or 5. So I've made the notes for you. You will find a 50 page .pdf waiting for you to download from Lecture 2. It contains extensive notes on the methods and processes I describe along with many screenshots. So much better than a load of scribbled notes that took you ages to write down... It's so easy when you create an effect to get the feeling that the software is doing the talking for you. Well, we'll change that. I'll go into enough detail about how to use the tools and the right workflow to use that you will gain a deeper understanding of the entire process. You'll be creating stunning, flexible effects. You'll be making your photos shine! Thanks for your time, Simon ... If you use Affinity Photo solely on the iPad you may want to wait for the version of this course that's especially for the iPad. I'm working on it now...
  7. Hi everyone. Sorry to come late to this thread. I've just updated the Solid Foundations Text video that was originally mentioned so that the screen is zoomed out to full. Now you can see the Convert to Curves button when it is pressed.
  8. Hi AnnH. I have no plans to do so at the moment because it takes time to create the document and I for the amount of explanation needed to make things clear would mean it would turn out to be a fairly sizeable book. But I've just started a new something which, if it pans out like I want it, could go some way towards making you happy. Cheers, Simon
  9. Hi It's Simon here from the Udemy courses about Affinity Photo. I wanted to let you know that I have created a .pdf which summarises the various subjects I talk about in the videos and it's now available for Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations and Affinity Photo: Beginner to Pro via Reference and Workflow. I did this because I regularly do video courses myself and I know how long it takes me to make notes. For me it increases my learning time by at least a factor of 4. So I thought it would be a good idea to save you a lot of time and do it myself. The course price isn't affected by this. I just wanted to make it a bit better for people. Thanks for your time, Simon
  10. Hi everyone, Affinity Photo 101: The Fundamental Five Steps will be available for free on Christmas day and Boxing day. The link is for the US store but I'm sure there will be a little gizmo asking if you want to view the book in the country where you live. Don't forget that the book contains a coupon which allows you to get this course - Affinity Photo: Five Steps to Better Photos for free, because the book and the video series cover the same processes but with different photos. It also contains coupons which give heavy discounts on most of my other video courses over at Udemy. If you do take advantage of the offer and you like the book, a review on Amazon could really help get the book noticed. But only if you can spare a couple of minutes. thanks for your time and a happy holidays to you all Simon
  11. Moss! I have to use the pronunciation that the majority are comfortable with! As it is I'm starting to use US spelling out of habit ('colorization') and resist the temptation to say things like 'Jolly good, old chap/rather spiffing don'tcha know?' in my lectures. It's not easy bringing enlightenment to the grateful world. But I rather fancy my ego will see me though...
  12. Thanks RobNJ! Oh, by the way, I've just posted 2 new chapters as an update of the book so that now it covers curves, along with a practice chapter where we develop 3 photos from start to finish so you can see the workflow.
  13. Hi everyone, The pdf I created about a year ago is now available on the Amazon Kindle store - Affinity Photo 101: The Fundamental Five Steps on an introductory pricing. One thing you should know is that it contains a coupon which allows you to get this course - Affinity Photo: Five Steps to Better Photos for free, because the book and the video series cover the same processes but with different photos. Oh, and it also contains coupons which give heavy discounts on most of my other video courses over at Udemy. ... and here's the other nice thing. The book will be free for one day - Saturday 1st December. So you can get the free book plus a free video course. If you do take advantage of the offer and you like the book, a review on Amazon could really help get the book noticed. But only if you can spare a couple of minutes. thanks for your time Simon
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