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Craig Ozancin

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  1. I found a solution that seems to work well. I ended up creating new header styles for each section based on header1. I set the color there. This is a slight improvement over @v_kyr's suggestion. In my TOC, I added these additional header styles. Publisher then dynamically created the addition TOC styles. I then edited each and changed the based on to the specific header type. Now my Table of contents is showing the different colors of the various sections. It was a bit of a learning curve but now it is fully dynamic. I change the color at the individual header styles and the sec
  2. Unfortunately, that makes it more effort if I decide to change the colors. For now, I am creating swatches for my colors. Before publishing, I will apply locally the colors. Do wish there could be an checkbox in the TOC styles to use the reference color. That way, I can change the color of each heading and regenerate the table of contents for get the changes. Oh well, wishful thinking for now.
  3. Over the years I have collected a number of food recipes. This week I decided to use Affinity Publisher to create recipe book. My design has the following: recipes are divided into major cooking categories (beef, pork, seafood, and so on) each category is started with a banner page followed by the recipes in that category each banner page will show the category name and table of contents in that category each recipe name will be based on an updated header2 each category name will be based on an updated header1 but will each have a unique color that represents the categ
  4. I did a quick Google search and found a few good YouTube videos on removing Lens flare in Photoshop. My favorite was this one: This technique should work equally well in Affinity Photo.
  5. I second this. Being able to quickly look at the tutorial at the top of this thread and see what was new or update from the date tags was very useful. I don't always read every post to this thread. I could have easily missed you soft proofing update and never have known about it.
  6. The short answer to this is yes you can do this. In Lightroom, goto preferences/external editing. Here you can add Affinity Photo as an Additional External Editor. With Affinity Photo 1.5, you can now round trip tiff files. This means from Lightroom you can edit in Affinity photo and when saved will show in Lightroom.
  7. when I originally posted the before and after images, it was pointed out to me that the color looked off. After looking at them, I agreed that what was posted did look off. However, the images in AP look fine. Today, I decided to revisit this issue. When I exported them, I missed setting the color space to sRGB. On my mac, they looked fine. However posting them to the Affinity website caused issues. This can happen as they would have had to be converted to sRGB. The color space apparently was Adobe RGB. I have reexported the images with the correct color space. Hopefully they look better. :)
  8. This is similar to what I ended up doing. I was able to avoid the gray blotches by fine tuning the selective color and adjusting the mask. I also had to finish it on the low frequency layer to even out the remaining red. This was a shoot I did for a client a few years ago. They had three children. The two middle kids both had red skin. This lads was the worst.
  9. I agree. Ideally it would be nice to be able to target the red skin specifically and also be able to adjust overall skin color.
  10. You have touched on the purpose of my original post. Without a method of targeting just the narrow color range of the red skin, the HSL or selective color adjustments will also alter the color of the normal red skin. You had to add a duplicate layer set to multiply blend mode to compensate for this. The down side is that the result is an image of a subject that appears to have a darker complexion than they have in real life.
  11. Not bad. I am really appreciating the blend options in AP. They are much more versatile than the blend-if sliders in PS. I would still use a mask layer to stop the adjustment from affecting the lips. I am also curious as to why you used a duplicate layer set to multiply bend mode. Typically I will do this to blast the contrast or darken the skin. It is a common technique for darkening a tan.
  12. This is out of the camera. I did do a color balance using a color checker passport so I feel pretty confident there. The only thing that could possibly account for extra red is the lad spilled some red fruit punch. It may have gotten into his collar. My main reason for this post was to open discussions regarding the inability to narrow the color range for red skin. Coming from Photoshop, this is a 30 - 60 second adjustment. In Affinity Photo it took considerably longer. I was curious if anyone else had found a usable solution. The images I posted are very quick edits and far from finished edit
  13. I have stopped using the NIK tools. They are no longer supported by google. Any bugs are likely to remain unfixed.
  14. MBd I agree with what you are seeing. If I compare the jpeg I exported, there is a color shift from what I see in Affinity photo. I am not sure why. I see it as a greenish/gray .
  15. On a side note, this lad managed to spill some red punch on his sweater just before the the shoot. I was able to remove the red by using a pixel layer with the blend mode set to color, select the color from and unaffected area and point the red out. I then used a curve set to soft light and painted white over the wet areas that where showing darker.
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