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Everything posted by Big_Stan

  1. I have been looking at a PS tutorial and the author double-clicked on a layer that in-turn brought up a layer style drop-down window. He then said that in order tp make his tutorial work, I would have to deselect "Transparency Shapes Layer". How does this instruction translate into AP? See attached screen shot.
  2. Thank you, my mistake, I did not spot the color dodge blend mode in the pull down menu.
  3. I found this PS tutorial "One trick to Add Light or shine to anything in photoshop". Does anybody know of a way to do it AP?
  4. Thank you. This sure beats having to create my own brush
  5. Here is the PS link: The specific step that threw me was when the author to right click on the line and drag down to "stroke path".
  6. Is anybody aware of a tutorial to create a starburst brush in Affinity Photo. I found several PS tutorials but I was unable to completely translate them into AP.
  7. Not to stir-up the pot again, but have you seen this PS tutorial by Jesus Ramirez? It is a two part video, in part one shows an approximation that is compatible with AP. I translated it into AP and it works. In part two he shows how create a Z-map. It looks like a great deal of work, but the result was impressive. Before I go to the effort of creating an AP translation, does anybody thoughts regarding it working in AP? https://photoshoptrainingchannel.com/blur-backgrounds-shallow-depth-of-field-effect/
  8. Yes, achieving a "realistic looking" DOF is my goal. There are numerous PS tutorials that show how to accomplish DOF with various degrees of sophistication (subtlety). I tried to modify a couple of the PS tutorials to work in AP with no success.
  9. Ok, laying semantic aside, when are the AP guys going to get around to implementing a "depth map" capability. It has existed in PS for several years and if I am interpreting "verysame" correctly, many people have been asking for this capability in AP. Being able to realistically reduce background clutter in a photo is an important capability. Right now I am trapped into retaining PS in order to implement a depth map, I'd like to finally cut the San Jose umbilical.
  10. Disappointing, I was hoping not to have to keep CS 6 around just for the blur feature.
  11. Thank you. How do they expect to compete with PS if they won't address long standing problems? In any case, if the lens blur doesn't work, do you have any information regarding Gaussian blur
  12. I have seen several PS tutorials for applying a lens blur with a gradient and was wondering if there was an Affinity Photo tutorial that covered a similar process.
  13. Thank you. Just after I pushed the send button, my brain started to work and I remembered how to do, exactly as I used to do it cs6. I am truly having a dumb day.
  14. I have two variants of the same photo; the first image is of a Barred Owl against an extremely cluttered back ground. In the second image, I masked the owl and applied a heavy application of Gaussian blur to the background resulting in a sharp owl against a very blurred background. My goal is to merge the two images and blend them, in order to adjust the amount of blur in the final image. I used to be able to accomplish this in CS6, however I cannot make it happen in Affinity Photo (1.6.7) Is there an Affinity Photo tutorial that describes a method to accomplish my goal?
  15. Grab the selection brush tool and "paint" the model. Then go to Refine and adjust feather & smooth to your satisfaction. I usually go for a 2 to 3 px feather to avoid a "sharp" demarcation between the model and the background. Next go to Filters > Shadows/Highlights and adjust to your satisfaction. This will lighten the model and leave the background dark/subdued in order to reduce image clutter. I usually make this kind of an adjustment in LR or C1 where I have more control and I can apply a clarity adjustment and add some "punch".
  16. Thank you. After a few wrong turns, I was finally able to get there.
  17. Here is the PS tutorial to make the custom brush: How to Create a Watermark Custom Brush in Photoshop The best way to watermark your photos is through creating a custom Brush. This may sound complicated but you will see in this episode just how simple it is. You will want to start off with your logo on a plain white Background. If your logo is not grayscale, go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. Your goal is to have your Logo be black and the Background white. You can also use your signature by scanning (using a scanner) a white piece of paper with your signature o
  18. Thank you. I had seen this Vid and it seems to need affinity Designer as an interim step in order to work.
  19. In Photoshop, I was able to create a custom pen that placed a watermark on an image. To use the watermark pen, I would go to the pen menu, scroll down until I found the watermark pen, select it and then click on the image and my watermark (my name) would appear where I clicked. 1. Is there a way to create a similar custom pen in Affinity Photo? 2. In Photoshop it is possible to create a digital watermark, can a digital watermark be created in AP?
  20. On your 2016 posting regarding Noiseware compatibility with Affinity, you stated, 

    " Works with 8 bit colour formats only. Crashes Affinity Photo when working with 16 bit images. Convert the image to 8 bit colour format to use the plug-in."

    How were you able to make it work?  I followed your advice, converted the image to 8 bit RGB and Noiseware opened.  However, when I selected a noiseware setting and then hit OK, Affinity INSTANTLY crashed.


  21. IMPRESSIVE!!! You publish a tutorial, I'd buy it. What opacity, flow, and hardness did you use with your clone stamp?
  22. May have been a "quick job", but the result was VERY much better than I was able to accomplish. When I went across the tree, I left quite a bit more residual "debris" behind. Do you mind sharing what you did? Thank you
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