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  1. PedroOfOz

    MB Photomanipulations

    Very nice work—well executed ideas! Check out Michael Cook's Invasion Series (as well as his other work of course ) Cheers
  2. I don't use Designer so I wouldn't have a clue what filters if any it uses. I'm just going by what Gary says as quoted by Old Bruce above my post and that is 'consistent menus'
  3. In hindsight Contrast rather than Tonal* may be more appropriate terminology for the group due to tonality being quite broad in its definition. Therefore in that group would be curves, levels, exposure, shadows/highlights (even through curves for example can alter colour). The Colour group is probably quite obvious ... and Other, what's left! I tend to agree with you (with some slight reservations) that the B&W adjustment would be in the Colour group. Others may think differently in that the colour sliders, referencing the colour info, adjusts the B&W tonality* (ie luminance—lighter or darker) so would be more appropriate in the Contrast (Tonal) group The bottom line is though, as you suggest, consistent menus regardless and across all applications.
  4. With reference to adjustments (Panel, Fly-out and Layer >) there would only have to be three groups—Tonal, Colour and Other. However, for example, what group would the B&W adjustment belong to—Colour or Tonal as it could be at home in either?
  5. PedroOfOz

    Hey Affinity,

    Random pen tool drawn lines and (open) shapes
  6. PedroOfOz

    Hey Affinity,

    This blend was done in DrawPlus. Assumably it's just a matter of time before a somewhat superior blend tool will work its way into ADesigner. Edit: Click on image for accurate colour
  7. PedroOfOz


    @MartinL You're likely to obtain a better result if you make selections of the five main areas in your image—as per my screen shot. As I have no idea of your APh experience, if you're not sure how to create selections and save them as spare channels then use them with adjustment layers and live filters have a look at @dmstraker's YouTube tutorial here Cheers.
  8. PedroOfOz

    Red Eyed Tree Frog (AD)

  9. Indeed! A long held misconception (even here in Oz) is Koalas get um, stoned on the eucalyptus leaves when in fact the leaves have very low nutritional value ... ie not stoned just lacking in energy! One would think the Koalas would have figured out their diet after x10,000 years plus—not so! I would presume, even here in Oz, as I write they'd be stoners drying eucalyptus leaves ...
  10. After creating a selection I routinely, in the Channels panel, right click 'Pixel Selection' > Create Spare Channel. Deselect the selection (no longer needed) then right click the created spare channel > Rename (to something appropriate). That mask is then available for all Adjustment/Live Filter layers. No need to copy the mask(s). I open an adjustment layer, for example Curves, right click the saved spare channel > Load To Curves Adjustment Alpha. As every adjustment layer has a built in mask it's just a matter of painting onto that layer to reduce/remove the applied adjustment where appropriate. At the beginning of every new image edit as part of my workflow I make most if not all of the selections I'll require for the edit then save them as spare channels.
  11. Interesting! I'm seeing a Koala ... a marsupial, not a bear
  12. PedroOfOz

    AP experimenting

    For luminosity colour adjustment try this: #1 Black & White Adjustment layer #2 Set the blend mode to Luminosity That'll bring back the colour then use the colour sliders of the B & W Adjustment to alter the image colour saturation (painting on the mask to localise as required of course).
  13. Hi @jphthierry Check out @dmstraker YouTube tuts—in particular both the channels and masks playlists. Dave's coverage is quite thorough so hopefully you'll find the answers there. Cheers
  14. PedroOfOz

    love against hate