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  1. Hi. The update looks very impressive but there's one thing I'm having a problem with. Within AP for the iPad I want to drag and drop an area of pixels which is on its own layer into a category I've created on the Assets panel. I can't figure out how to do it. I'm using the move tool to drag the pixels towards the Assets panel but it folds up and out of sight as soon as I get close to it. Is there a way of doing this via selecting an area of pixels or is there a video covering this or can you give me a step by step guide? Thanks
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    Drag area of pixels into assets panel

    Ah! I see! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
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    Affinity Designer for iPad - 1.7.0

    Hi obtusity. Thanks for the credit! Drippy Cat
  4. Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that I've updated some of the Affinity Photo courses to cover what I think are the best new features of the recent 1.7 desktop version of Affinity Photo. I'll start work on the iPad course next. There's 5 new videos running at a total of 45 minutes worth of new tuition. I've added some or all of the videos to the courses where I think they are relevant. This doesn't affect the price of the courses. I just wanted to make them better. The updated courses are Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations with the promo coupon EFOUNDATIONS to get it at for $9.99 usd or whatever that gets converted to in your local currency. Affinity Photo: The Little Box of Tricks with the promo coupon ETRICKS to get it at for $9.99 usd or whatever that gets converted to in your local currency. Affinity Photo: Beginner to Pro via Reference and Workflow - with the promo coupon EWORKFLOW to get it at for $9.99 usd or whatever that gets converted to in your local currency. Thanks for your time Simon
  5. 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
  6. 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...)
  7. Damn! I hoped nobody would notice! I was dog tired when I wrote the post. But then you two were born...
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. Hi everyone, I just wanted to let people know that I've put up a blog article explaining what layer blend modes are, how they are grouped together and what they do. I also give an visual example of the different blend modes so you can see the effect they have on your images. Here's the link - https://theeagerlearner.com/your-big-friendly-guide-to-layer-blend-modes/ Hope it's of help to you, Simon
  18. 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.
  19. Hi Everyone, So, you want to enhance your photos but you're in a hurry? Aren't we all! So my new course, Affinity Photo: The Fast Guide is designed especially for you. It’s a brand new course, so here’s your new course coupon - AFFINITY_FAST . Apply the coupon to get the course for a massive discount. This coupon lasts until the end of November 30th. Everything you need and nothing you don't, all in one 3.5 hour course that gives you pro level techniques in record time. What's more, I provide you with a PDF containing summaries of all the lessons, along with screenshots to help. So you don't even have to make notes because I've done it for you! Well actually, there's two PDF files. The main one contains bullet points of the main points covered in all the lessons, complete with an index so you can search for a particular word or tool. In addition, I'm also including a PDF all about the different layer blend modes available in Affinity Photo complete with descriptions plus a screen shot for every mode so you can really nail down your knowledge. This course has been designed to fit in with various other Affinity Photo courses I offer here at Udemy so you if you want to further your knowledge after this course, I've got you covered. This course may be for people in a hurry. But I still bring the same philosophy to this course as I do to all my courses. Knowing what a tool does is not enough. You have to know why and when to use it. That way you gain skills as well as knowledge. I'll give you both in record time. So click on the link above and enrol today. Professional instruction, delivered in record time! Thanks for your time, Simon
  20. Hi everyone, Just to let you know I released my latest course. It's called Affinity Photo: Beginner to Pro via Reference and Workflow and is designed to answer one question: 'I've learned some of the tools with Affinity Photo, but how do I actually enhance an image, start to finish?' I take you through the development of a series of photos using a variety of workflows. We start with a simple workflow that's just right for beginners then move on to more advanced workflows as the course progresses. But there's a problem. Learning the when and why of an effective workflow is all well and good. But it's hard to learn the tools when you're learning about the workflow and it's near impossible to learn about the workflow when you're learning about the tools. So I've done both. This course is divided into two sections. You get hours of tutorials which cover various workflows and approaches to developing photos. But you also get a huge reference section which covers the various tools that Affinity Photo has to offer. If there's a tool I'm using in the workflow videos, there's a video explaining just that tool in the reference videos. Two ways to learn Affinity Photo. Reference and workflow. The course comes with a special introductory price. If you enter the coupon AP_BEGINNER_PRO right under the video on the landing page where it says 'Have a coupon?' you can get the course for $11.99, which is even cheaper than the sale price Udemy is offering it for. By the end of the course you will have seen and followed along with various effective workflows, start to finish. You will gain the confidence to tackle your own images, be able to select which workflow suits the photo best, and one day soon you may well be looking at one of your own photos which you've enhanced, and thinking 'That looks fantastic! I did that...' I think it's only fair to say why this course is different to some of my other courses. For starters it's the longest Affinity Photo course I offer, but there's more to it than that. Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations is the original comprehensive introduction course that I created. It was designed to be the general purpose course that I'm sure people are familiar with - explain how to use the tools, give people exercises to consolidate their knowledge, talk a little around technical matters like how an image gets into your camera and so on. Then there were courses like the RAW course and the Little Box of Tricks course which focussed on particular areas of image editing such as creating special effects. But it was after a conversation I had with someone on the Affinity Photo forums who really wanted tutorials that concentrated on how to enhance a photo from start to finish. His field of interest was landscape photography so I released Affinity Photo: Developing Landscapes. It was different to the other courses in that it concentrated on the workflow. I was unsure about how it would be received because it was different to anything I'd done before. I was pleased that it got good ratings and comments at Udemy, so then I decided to do a longer and more general course which had workflow at it's center and so we now have Affinity Photo: Beginner to Pro via Reference and Workflow. I realised from the Developing Landscape course that it needed a reference video section in a one tool/one video format as well as the workflow videos. If I didn't then I'd spend far too much time going into detail about what a tool does while I was also trying to explain a workflow. It would just get too confusing. So the new course is split into two sections. The workflow at the beginning, which is the primary intent of the course, and the reference section which is intended to supplement the workflow. Now, if you already have the Solid Foundations course, you will already have seen most of the tools covered in the reference section and I wouldn't advise you to get the new course if a tool reference was all you wanted. But what I would say is that around 6.5 hours of the new course is devoted to various different workflows and I take a series of pictures from start to finish so you can see how the various different tools in Affinity Photo fit together to improve a picture. There are other courses about Affinity Photo at Udemy for the same asking price that are shorter than just the workflow section of my new course. So I believe I'm offering good value for money. I hope that clears up any questions, but click on the link at the top of this post and go to the landing page for the course. There is an introductory video that explains what the course is about. That may help you further to decide whether to use your coupon to take advantage of the introductory price. Now, one last thing - Udemy are offering their own introductory price for the course. With the coupon you can get it for cheaper. Just enter BEGINNER_PRO_INTRO into the coupon field for the better price. Thanks for your time, Simon Foster
  21. Hi everyone Just a quick note to say that I've finally managed to edit the auto generated captions and now they actually make sense. So now the course has subtitles that work.
  22. Hi Anne. I do think nowadays that many people nowadays prefer video as a tutorial format because it's very visual and most closely emulates the feeling of sitting next to someone who is using the software. But that's not to ignore books as a valid format. I think things like Photoshop have more books out because it's a much older & more established product. I remember when the only tuition you could get for Photoshop was in book format. Then broadband came along and... The .pdf I wrote was as originally intended a prelude to writing an expanded version and made as a commercial offering. But Serif bought out their book & so I though it best to hold off working on that idea for now since I thought it would make sense that people prefer an offering from the developers rather than and independent like me. But it's not something I've shelved permanently.
  23. Hi AnnH. Just in case you don't have it, I do have a downloadable .pdf on my website here https://theeagerlearner.com/ which is around 95 pages covering the basics of Affinity Photo.
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