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    Sunset got a reaction from pitonaq in Introduce Yourself   
    Thanks for the welcome, Andy!
     
    If you're sitting comfortably.....the MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display. It had to be a laptop because my workhorse souped up desktop with decent sized monitor will still be my office computer, and I couldn't work with a smaller screen.
     
    And it's going to have to pay for itself, that's my motivation. I have a niece who designs and sells to Liberty, etc etc, so I have something to work towards (and we'll be able to discuss Macs, now). Also, I'll never give up CraftArtist but I'm well into the stage where I want to be working with my own original designs (aspirations for the DT shop??).
     
    Virginia Woolf famously said  'a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction' - this is what I've bought, a room of my own to create graphics. Can you tell that I'm excited  :D  :D  :D ?
     
    Thanks for the link - bookmarked  :) 
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset reacted to John Rostron in Sunset Blends   
    An intriguing effect. I must say that if I did not know what the Albert Memorial looked like, I would not have recognized it. I shall be up there next weekend so I will check it out.
    John
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    Sunset got a reaction from Alfred in Sunset Blends   
    A rare chance, lately, to just be creative for half an hour. The result if a mix of two of my photographs - the Albert Memorial outside Manchester Town Hall and a bright, dazzling sunset from one of my upstairs windows. Fast forward a couple of weeks to a very cold day, a little light blending in Affinity Photo, and I now have 'Manchester in the Cold'  

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    Sunset got a reaction from Alfred in Sunset Blends   
    A rare chance, lately, to just be creative for half an hour. The result if a mix of two of my photographs - the Albert Memorial outside Manchester Town Hall and a bright, dazzling sunset from one of my upstairs windows. Fast forward a couple of weeks to a very cold day, a little light blending in Affinity Photo, and I now have 'Manchester in the Cold'  

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    Sunset got a reaction from Alfred in Sunset Blends   
    A rare chance, lately, to just be creative for half an hour. The result if a mix of two of my photographs - the Albert Memorial outside Manchester Town Hall and a bright, dazzling sunset from one of my upstairs windows. Fast forward a couple of weeks to a very cold day, a little light blending in Affinity Photo, and I now have 'Manchester in the Cold'  

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    Sunset got a reaction from Alfred in Sunset Blends   
    A rare chance, lately, to just be creative for half an hour. The result if a mix of two of my photographs - the Albert Memorial outside Manchester Town Hall and a bright, dazzling sunset from one of my upstairs windows. Fast forward a couple of weeks to a very cold day, a little light blending in Affinity Photo, and I now have 'Manchester in the Cold'  

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    Sunset got a reaction from pitonaq in Introduce Yourself   
    Thanks for the welcome, Andy!
     
    If you're sitting comfortably.....the MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display. It had to be a laptop because my workhorse souped up desktop with decent sized monitor will still be my office computer, and I couldn't work with a smaller screen.
     
    And it's going to have to pay for itself, that's my motivation. I have a niece who designs and sells to Liberty, etc etc, so I have something to work towards (and we'll be able to discuss Macs, now). Also, I'll never give up CraftArtist but I'm well into the stage where I want to be working with my own original designs (aspirations for the DT shop??).
     
    Virginia Woolf famously said  'a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction' - this is what I've bought, a room of my own to create graphics. Can you tell that I'm excited  :D  :D  :D ?
     
    Thanks for the link - bookmarked  :) 
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset got a reaction from WhiteX in Introduce Yourself   
    Hi, I'm Hilary Hartigan, AKA sunset. I always said that when I retired I would buy a new (electric) piano. Yesterday hubby asked me which would I prefer, a piano or a Mac. Let's just say that the Mac will arrive in the next few days :) And, after working my way through Windows 3.1 to Windows 8.1.  I am going to be a complete novice with the Mac.
     
    I'm a total fan of things Serif but I really need something new as 'I'm all scrapped out' (a CraftArtist expression) and I don't want to get left behind on a Windows-Shelf. This looks different and exciting and fresh. By trade I'm a part time lecturer (computing out in the community), a self employed publisher and designer (but looking to change tack), a family history researcher and recorder (nearly finished) and a lover of logic and order. I have a head overflowing with ideas  :D and tons of ambitions  :D . I hope that I can make a useful contribution  :)
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset got a reaction from Patrick Connor in Affinity Publisher Public Free Beta Available NOW   
    Just to say 'thank you' for the Beta, I have had a quick look at it, anything that I can get started on without a manual is always a winner for me! Very happy with the interface, etc., time to redesign my calling cards.... and then watching the tutorials.
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    Sunset got a reaction from Mithferion in Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018   
    what Mith said
     
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    Sunset reacted to Alfred in Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018   
    LOL.
     
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    Sunset got a reaction from Mithferion in Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018   
    what Mith said
     
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    Sunset got a reaction from Mithferion in Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018   
    Excellent!  (too early in the morning to find a glass of red!)
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    Sunset got a reaction from peter in Sunset's Cat   
    I an a happy cat! I found the cat tool for my Mac tonight and somehow or other I created Sunset's cat!
     
    I also had some fun with Affinity Photo removing a street lamp, no waiting signs, graffiti and people from a street scene (no work of art, there are rough edges, it's a practice piece), then used the clarity and a blend mode. Looking forward to giving those family history photos a bit of edge now
     
    Sunset is back
     
     
     



     
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    Sunset reacted to paolo.limoncelli in DAUB Kraken is Out!   
    Hi All!
     
    I'm here to share with you DAUB Kraken a brand new set with 114 tools included and a special discount for forum users!
     

     
    This set include:
    DAUB Calamus - 28 Tools
    A set of textured inkers, with pressure and other dynamic responsiveness.
    Different nibs, bristles and behaviours to create catchy and vibrant strokes. This set is usable in Affinity Designer too!
     
    DAUB Asper - 34 Tools
    A set of dry media, with rough look and feel. Pressure and other dynamics are there to make anything look dramatically analog.
    This set is usable in Affinity Designer too!
     
    DAUB Moiré - 52 Tools
    A set including linocut and grunge textured rakes, ideal to create engraved styles.
    This set also includes a terrific collection of halftone patterns and stippling textures working with pressure.
    You'll see the density increasing with pressure and building up strokes too.
     
     
     
    Grab the stroke guide here
     
    Please note that some brushes could act different on iOS version of AP.
     
    Use the following link  to get a 20% OFF!
     
    Merry Christmas!
    Paolo
     
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    Sunset reacted to v_kyr in Fire Styles   
    This time some Fire Styles (a few of them have transparency, though most do not) for those who might have a use for these things. - [NOTE: that these styles work best when used on very dark (preferable deep black) backgrounds!]
    The compressed AD styles file ...
    Fire styles.zip  
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    Sunset got a reaction from MEB in Sheared Shadows Please   
    This was my work flow. I duplicated the object, applied the gaussian layer and changed the colour. Then I used the Mesh Warp but it crashed the program (separate thread). When I restarted the program everything was fine, so I used the Mesh Warp again to bend the shadow, applied some transparency, ditched the deer and added extra snow.  This was done on the Mac,
     
     


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    Sunset got a reaction from WhiteX in Introduce Yourself   
    Hi, I'm Hilary Hartigan, AKA sunset. I always said that when I retired I would buy a new (electric) piano. Yesterday hubby asked me which would I prefer, a piano or a Mac. Let's just say that the Mac will arrive in the next few days :) And, after working my way through Windows 3.1 to Windows 8.1.  I am going to be a complete novice with the Mac.
     
    I'm a total fan of things Serif but I really need something new as 'I'm all scrapped out' (a CraftArtist expression) and I don't want to get left behind on a Windows-Shelf. This looks different and exciting and fresh. By trade I'm a part time lecturer (computing out in the community), a self employed publisher and designer (but looking to change tack), a family history researcher and recorder (nearly finished) and a lover of logic and order. I have a head overflowing with ideas  :D and tons of ambitions  :D . I hope that I can make a useful contribution  :)
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset got a reaction from Rick G in Chimney Repairs   
    The poor builder (cry) had been up on the roof in the freezing cold, dismantling a damaged chimney, so I thought I'd make everything a bit more interesting. The Refine a Selection worked well.
     

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    Sunset got a reaction from Rick G in Chimney Repairs   
    The poor builder (cry) had been up on the roof in the freezing cold, dismantling a damaged chimney, so I thought I'd make everything a bit more interesting. The Refine a Selection worked well.
     

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    Sunset got a reaction from stokerg in Paris at Dusk   
    My photo of Paris taken on the hottest day of 2011 at dusk when the whole of the gardens around the Eiffel Tower seemed to be one big lazy picnic, low lights and a quiet constant hum of activity. I've used a couple of other images - an old letter and a print of old buildings acquired in digital format over the years - and used transparencies and blends to get the effect I wanted. All made with Designer. Just for the enjoyment and the experience of making things.

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    Sunset got a reaction from stokerg in Paris at Dusk   
    My photo of Paris taken on the hottest day of 2011 at dusk when the whole of the gardens around the Eiffel Tower seemed to be one big lazy picnic, low lights and a quiet constant hum of activity. I've used a couple of other images - an old letter and a print of old buildings acquired in digital format over the years - and used transparencies and blends to get the effect I wanted. All made with Designer. Just for the enjoyment and the experience of making things.

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    Sunset got a reaction from Kiarian in Gran Turismo Sport - Super Mario Kart   
    Some great art in this thread!
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    Sunset reacted to bodobe in Tutorial: Book Cover Design   
    My new book cover design tutorial (Search The Woods) is part of the new Affinity Photo Workbook  Hope my work is helpful and lets many people get creative. Thank you all
    http://b-bertuleit.de/tutorial-fuer-affinity-photo-workbook
    https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/workbook/

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    Sunset reacted to GarryP in I Know What You Did... With Affinity Designer   
    I had the idea for this rolling around in the back of my head for a while so I thought I'd give it a try and see what came from it.
    I've now got it to the point where I'm not very happy with it.
    I've added some shadows where some of the pieces of paper aren't fully stuck down - with a related curve - but it still doesn't quite look real enough to me. There's something missing but I don't know what. I tried to add highlights to the "curls" but they didn't look right.
    Each letter is an individual shape with enclosed image and text layers, and the shadows are themselves individual layers, so it's all totally adjustable.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for improvements? It's just a silly thing that I've made for my own amusement but I would like to get it looking better. Any ideas anyone? Feel free to get petty.

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