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    h_d got a reaction from AffinityJules in Gradient   
    The eyedropper is not the colour picker. Don't click the eyedropper.
    To the right of the dropper is a small circle. This is the colour picker:
     

     
    You drag the small circle over the image to sample the colour you want.

    Your chosen colour will then appear in the smaller circle to the right of the eyedropper. The big circle to the left won't change yet.
     
     
    Now click once on the blob on the gradient that you want to set to that colour. It should now be the largest blob on the gradient line.
     

     
     
    Now click once on the small circle. The colour of the selected blob on the gradient line will change to the picked colour, and the large circle to the left of the eyedropper will also change at this point to match the picked colour:
     

     
    Rinse and repeat.
     
    It's not what I'd call intuitive, but it does work.
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    h_d reacted to Gabe in Corrupted/distorted pdf export from AD   
    Hi all,
    The "problem" is that your document is in 16bit/RGB, and the standard preview on mac does not support 16bit images in PDF. At this point, you have 3 choices:
    Use Adobe Acrobat Reader to preview and print your documents (or any other software that supports 16 bit) Export as PDF > More > Compatibility > PDF 1.4 (this version only supports 8bit and will convert any 16 or higher to 8) Change your document to 8bit in Document Setup Thanks,
    Gabe. 
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    h_d got a reaction from firstdefence in Corrupted/distorted pdf export from AD   
    Same here - consistent behaviour at least
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    h_d reacted to bildervice in no camera data   
    well, the trial finally timed out on me, so I bit the bullet and bought the licence, and now I have a working program, that reads exif data from .nef files no problem. So I guess I'm happy now! Thanks for all the efforts! Starting to get some really nice results now, but lots of learning still to do, so no doubt I'll be back to pick some brains soon.

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    h_d got a reaction from firstdefence in Light/lightning effect   
    With Photos, you can download free lightning brushes from here : https://www.brusheezy.com/brushes/57462-20-lightning-ps-brushes-abr-vol-3
     
    (there are lots of others).
     
    Import the brushes, choose one, set the colour to white, resize the brush to taste, click once, KABOOM....
     
       
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    h_d got a reaction from verysame in What CPU cores should I use?   
    It's a public holiday in the UK today, so the devs are probably enjoying an ice cream in the sunshine. 
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    h_d reacted to R C-R in Focus Merge for Panasonic TZ100   
    I think you are right about needing the 'pro' license (which I bought many years ago before there were Intel Macs). The app still works fine on my iMac but unfortunately, from what I have read Quicktime 7 won't work with future versions of macOS (anything after the current High Sierra version) because it is a 32 bit app & Apple has said that High Sierra is the last macOS version that will run 32 bit apps, period. 
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    h_d reacted to kaffeeundsalz in Frequency separation - high pass B&W option?   
    Since Affinity Photo's High Pass Filter does indeed have a Monochrome option, you can achieve this by setting up the frequency separation manually, i.e. instead of using the Frequency Separation command, create the necessary layer modifications step by step. If I remember the procedure correctly, you should be able to get there by doing something like this:
     
    1. Duplicate background layer. You now have two identical layers on top of each other.
    2. Apply High Pass Filter to the top layer. Check "Monochrome" to take the color out of the high frequencies. Remember the pixel radius.
    3. Apply Gaussian Blur filter to the bottom layer. Use the exact same pixel radius that you used in the High Pass filter before.
    4. Set the blend mode of the top layer to Linear Light.
     
    Just like with Frequency Separation, you end up with two independent layers for the high and low frequencies, but without color information in the high frequency layer. Of course, this can also be done non-destructively by using nested Live Filter Layers. Just make sure that the radius in the High Pass and the Gaussian Blur filters are identical.
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    h_d got a reaction from LvH in Selection not taking effect?   
    I get it! (I think...)
     
    When the OP creates his first selection, it is automatically saved as a mask on the adjustment layer.
     

     
    When the OP deselects and then creates a new selection, the newly selected area is not added to the mask
     

     
    To apply the adjustment to the newly selected area, the OP needs to make sure the adjustment layer is selected, and fill the new selection with white:
     

     
    The second selection area is now added to the mask, and the single adjustment will apply to both areas.
     

     
     
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    h_d got a reaction from LvH in Selection not taking effect?   
    A differently coloured recolour adjustment for each eye, then an HSL adjustment on top of that:
     

     
    different eyes-desktop.m4v
     

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    h_d got a reaction from LvH in Selection not taking effect?   
    Add a single Recolour adjustment layer, invert it, paint white over the eyes, adjust:
     
    eyecolour-desktop.m4v
     
    (.afphoto file attached)
    catseyes.afphoto
     

     
    (adjustment layers are their own masks)
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    h_d reacted to toltec in Newbie asking for "greatest features" of AD/AP   
    Sadly, after Brexit, I'm not sure if we will still be related ? 
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    h_d reacted to toltec in Selection not taking effect?   
    Good point, from reading the OPs post, I took it he wanted separate recolour adjustments but unless the subject has Heterochromia  (or the OP wishes to simulate the condition) I guess that does not make much sense .I edited my first post to avoid confusing him.
     
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    h_d reacted to firstdefence in Newbie asking for "greatest features" of AD/AP   
    He should move and become a Snot:
     
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    h_d got a reaction from firstdefence in Nik Plugins   
    Hi,
     
    If you're on macOS, watch this: 
     
     
     
    Or if you're on Windows, watch this:
     
     
    Hope this helps
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    h_d reacted to toltec in Trouble cutting image out of background.   
    I prefer the Pen tool. Two minutes and no refining needed.
     

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    h_d reacted to R C-R in How do I draw/paint a line from one point to another?   
    Or just don't rasterize the path.
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    h_d reacted to anon2 in What am I doing wrong? Or is this a bug on MacOS?   
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    h_d got a reaction from Silvia in What am I doing wrong? Or is this a bug on MacOS?   
    FWIW I can confirm (OSX High Sierra, Affinity Photo 1.6.7):
     
    Cmd-c with a nested mask selected copies just the mask
     
    "Right click", a two-finger (secondary) click on trackpad, on a nested mask, and selecting "Copy" from the pop-up menu copies just the mask
     
    Control-click on a nested mask and selecting "Copy" from the pop-up menu copies both the mask and its parent layer.
     
    EDIT: Control-click, again on a trackpad, meaning hold down the ctrl key and single-click on the pad.
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    h_d got a reaction from R C-R in Apple Photos Pano Stitching Workflow   
    [Windows users stop reading here...]
     
     
     
    With an AppleScript Folder Action, Photos itself throws an error and rejects non-importable files, just as would happen if you tried to import an .afphoto (or .eps etc) file manually.

    The AppleScript as it stands is simply this:
     
    on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving added_items
        tell application "Photos"
            activate
            import added_items with skip check duplicates --pull the file(s) into Photos
        end tell
    end adding folder items to
     
     
     which is linked to a folder as a Folder Action. It could no doubt be improved on - for example by filtering acceptable file formats, and by adding commands to move the old file out of the drop folder to a "Processed" folder or the Trash.
     
    With the Automator "Import Files into Photos" action, no obvious user error is generated. The file simply does not import.
     
    The Automator Folder Action is just this:
     

     
    and given Automator's lack of branching or error reporting it doesn't offer much scope for refinement.
     
     
     
     
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    h_d got a reaction from firstdefence in Apple Photos Pano Stitching Workflow   
    [Windows users stop reading here...]
     
     
     
    With an AppleScript Folder Action, Photos itself throws an error and rejects non-importable files, just as would happen if you tried to import an .afphoto (or .eps etc) file manually.

    The AppleScript as it stands is simply this:
     
    on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving added_items
        tell application "Photos"
            activate
            import added_items with skip check duplicates --pull the file(s) into Photos
        end tell
    end adding folder items to
     
     
     which is linked to a folder as a Folder Action. It could no doubt be improved on - for example by filtering acceptable file formats, and by adding commands to move the old file out of the drop folder to a "Processed" folder or the Trash.
     
    With the Automator "Import Files into Photos" action, no obvious user error is generated. The file simply does not import.
     
    The Automator Folder Action is just this:
     

     
    and given Automator's lack of branching or error reporting it doesn't offer much scope for refinement.
     
     
     
     
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    h_d reacted to firstdefence in Removing fuzy foreground (Not ipad)   
    I'll bite, "Nah Luton Airport" lol!
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    h_d got a reaction from Pšenda in Set of Colours is Different   
    They're the same colours, but they're arranged slightly differently (16 columns on the left, 14 columns on the right).
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    h_d reacted to OldytroN in Kirby Star Allies!   
    I'm new to Designer and I'm probably not the best GD in this forum by a long shot, but I just wanted to share my first project in A.Designer because i'm really proud of myself! 

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    h_d reacted to R C-R in Raw files   
    I had never heard of this app until you mentioned it. Your "as close to raw as you can get" comment inspired me to do a bit of online research, which eventually took me to its FAQ page. I found several things mentioned there quite interesting, particularly the discussion of "slow & precise" 32 bit FP math vs. faster but less precise integer math & the rather blunt explanation of why raw files look underexposed ("because they are").
     
    Some of this stuff seems somewhat applicable to Affinity Photo, like why by default it does not produce results with as much "punch" as other apps & why that is not necessarily a bad thing.
     
    I am still in the dark (pun intended) about many aspects of raw file development but posts like this one get me a bit closer to where I would like to be, so thank you for sharing it. 
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