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    Big_Stan got a reaction from John Rostron in Topaz & Affinity acting strangely   
    Thank you for your suggestion, however, I did look there first.
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    Big_Stan reacted to All Media Lab in Help needed with Topaz Plugins   
    The installed Catalina path probably differs a little from the one in Mojave, but I'm glad you got it working. To be honest I've been pulling my hair out to find the proper way to do this! And the Topaz tutorials are not of any help!
    Remember that when you add an other Topaz plugin you don't have to do the Global + / procedure again and only add the new paths. 
    Regards,
    David
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Ron P. in Forum is becoming cluttered   
    You guys are number one on several levels, your products are great, your tutorials are among the best, and you are continuing to expand your product line, keep it up.  However, as you increase your product line, the "desktop forum" is becoming cluttered.  For example, when I have a question, I am forced to wade through inquiries regarding Publisher, Designer, and Photo (thank you for separating iPad and Beta).  I realize that Serif has intentionally created products that are are inter-related and have much in common, however from a user ease of use prospective, I think that the time has come to have a separate forum for each product line.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Ron P. in Forum is becoming cluttered   
    You guys are number one on several levels, your products are great, your tutorials are among the best, and you are continuing to expand your product line, keep it up.  However, as you increase your product line, the "desktop forum" is becoming cluttered.  For example, when I have a question, I am forced to wade through inquiries regarding Publisher, Designer, and Photo (thank you for separating iPad and Beta).  I realize that Serif has intentionally created products that are are inter-related and have much in common, however from a user ease of use prospective, I think that the time has come to have a separate forum for each product line.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Ron P. in Forum is becoming cluttered   
    You guys are number one on several levels, your products are great, your tutorials are among the best, and you are continuing to expand your product line, keep it up.  However, as you increase your product line, the "desktop forum" is becoming cluttered.  For example, when I have a question, I am forced to wade through inquiries regarding Publisher, Designer, and Photo (thank you for separating iPad and Beta).  I realize that Serif has intentionally created products that are are inter-related and have much in common, however from a user ease of use prospective, I think that the time has come to have a separate forum for each product line.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Ron P. in Forum is becoming cluttered   
    You guys are number one on several levels, your products are great, your tutorials are among the best, and you are continuing to expand your product line, keep it up.  However, as you increase your product line, the "desktop forum" is becoming cluttered.  For example, when I have a question, I am forced to wade through inquiries regarding Publisher, Designer, and Photo (thank you for separating iPad and Beta).  I realize that Serif has intentionally created products that are are inter-related and have much in common, however from a user ease of use prospective, I think that the time has come to have a separate forum for each product line.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Ron P. in Forum is becoming cluttered   
    You guys are number one on several levels, your products are great, your tutorials are among the best, and you are continuing to expand your product line, keep it up.  However, as you increase your product line, the "desktop forum" is becoming cluttered.  For example, when I have a question, I am forced to wade through inquiries regarding Publisher, Designer, and Photo (thank you for separating iPad and Beta).  I realize that Serif has intentionally created products that are are inter-related and have much in common, however from a user ease of use prospective, I think that the time has come to have a separate forum for each product line.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Chris B in Affinity Photo 1.7.0.112   
    You guys are doing a great job with 1.7 beta.  
    I have two questions:
    When do you expect to be making a final release? 
    I received this reply to an earlier posting, "Currently Affinity Photo doesn't pass the colour profile info to the plugin thus the differences you are seeing. This is more obvious when using wide colour profiles as the ProPhoto RGB you are using."  Will the final release be able to properly handle Pro Photo RGB?  
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Chris B in 1.7 Beta freezes my Mac   
    Today, I froze my Mac again.  I was doing a lot more cloning that a reasonable person would normally be performing.  After I had been extensively cutting power lines out of complex tree limbs, I moved over to perform a pen selection and move (after the moves, I was using the clone brush to blend the seams).  After the second select and move, while I was doing the seam blend, I got the beach ball which continued to spin for about 1 minute, and after the spinning ball stopped the Mac was frozen.  Fortunately, I had been pressing CMD + S to save as I went along, so recovery was not too bad.  After I shut down (white button),  I was able to complete the remaining cloning operations without any problem until I completed the desired changes.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Chris B in 1.7 Beta freezes my Mac   
    I know I said that I would report back tomorrow.  However, I am very happy to report that for the last two hours I have tried to break the latest version of the Beta (with Metal enabled) and I was unable to cause a freeze.  You guys did a great job!!!
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from fde101 in 1.7 Beta locks up my Mac   
    Thank you again.  I think I have that covered, my son is a Mac based S/W developer and when it happens, I am going to bug him to help his old man.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Fixx in Affinity vs Photoshop   
    Once I really dug into it, I found the learning curve to be less steep than I anticipated.  While I had to learn how to speak Affinity, after 16 years with PS, I found the the AP sliders to be very close to the PS controls.  The only negative is that most of the AP tutorials are videos ( BTW, there are a lot of them) and I am more comfortable with text based tutorials.
    When I am trying to learn something new, I still go to a PS tutorial and translate it into a set of Affinity notes.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from HVDB Photography in Cropping outside the image and Inpainting   
    Thank you for the link to your photos.  
    If you refer to your self a "just an amateur", I would love to see what you could do if your were a "professional".  
    In a single word, your work is impressive!! I really like the "blue berry" picture.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from HVDB Photography in Cropping outside the image and Inpainting   
    HVDB,
    Thank you again, that does work, I was just trying to explore an alternative process.  
    Since your first response, I continued to play and I have now solved the grayed-out Inpaint command. This time after I sent it to AP, I used the eraser tool on the expanded area.  Using the erasure tool converted the expanded area into "Partially transparent" and then the Inpatient was no longer grayed-out.  While this worked is is definitely more convoluted than it is worth, so I'll stick to the process that you suggested.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from SrPx in Anthony Morganti now producing AP Tutorials   
    When I was using CS6 and LR I used to follow Anthony Morganti's tutorials.  When I was getting started with Affinity, I translated a few of his Photoshop tutorials into Affinity speak.  This morning I stumbled on 10 YouTube Affinity Photo tutorials that were produced by Morganti.  Morganti's tutorials were well prepared and easy to follow.  Here is a list of seven of his tutorials:
    Morganti Affinity Photo tutorials
    1 Quick Start
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbgONOJHa0Y
    3 Overlays
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYDxeDZGQZs&index=4&list=PLllFqBuTM0WI8Pt47wBcg25gcYRufEnY8
    5 Introduction to Layers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSEZ9Wxtfow&list=PLllFqBuTM0WI8Pt47wBcg25gcYRufEnY8&index=6
    6 Adjustment Layers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcgAfMvbIzw&index=7&list=PLllFqBuTM0WI8Pt47wBcg25gcYRufEnY8
    7 Curves
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrp902JJRzs&list=PLllFqBuTM0WI8Pt47wBcg25gcYRufEnY8&index=8
    9 Stitch Panorama
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn73qiRJkIo&index=10&list=PLllFqBuTM0WI8Pt47wBcg25gcYRufEnY8
    10 Merge to HDR
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGm4K-bWp8I&index=11&list=PLllFqBuTM0WI8Pt47wBcg25gcYRufEnY8
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Alfred in Transparency Shapes Layer in AP   
    Thank you.  I am trying to translate PS into AP and that instruction baffled me.
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    Big_Stan got a reaction from Alfred in Starburst brush   
    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".  
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