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  1. More written Affinity Photo tutorials. Hi, I can see a lot of you sharing your great tutorials in this post, so I thought I would just chip in with the tutorials I have written so far on my website. I add more tutorials continously, but so far you will find 17 written tutorials on the website: https://www.photography-raw.com/category/post-processing/affinity-photo/ List of some of the currently available written tutorials: How to remove a background in Affinity Photo How to use the RAW editor (Develop Persona) Affinity Photo vs Photoshop 5 Essential Affinity Photo adjustmens to Improve every image Affinity Photo HDR: How to Tonemap images How to Sharpen Your Images in Affinity Photo and Nik Collection New to Affinity Photo. 14 Tips to get you started. Working with Masks in Affinity Photo Adjust contrast like a Pro using Affinity Photo. I hope you enjoy the tutorials. Feel free to comment under each tutorial, if you have any questions. Thanks, Peter
  2. Hi, Sorry if I'm late to the discussion. I'm using Affinity Photo together with Capture One, for editing photos as a semi-pro. I also have an in-house job as a photographer, where I have to use Lightroom and Photoshop. So I frequently use both AF and PS. Actually, I am surprised by how little I seem to miss features in Affinity Photo compared to Photoshop. And I also find it quite easy to switch between using one interface over the other. If you are going for a photo editor without a subscription, I think you would be very happy with choosing Affinity Photo, as it is quite close to Photoshop. Much closer than for instance, Photoshop Elements, which is also mentioned in the thread. For those interested, you can find a comparison between Affinity Photo and Photoshop here.
  3. Thanks dmstraker, Yes, I tried to make the video so the methods started from easy to become more complex, but with additional control. Blend ranges can work magic, and if I were to make the same tutorial today, I would definitely also include this method in the video. Anyway, there is a link update to this post, because I changed domain: Add Contrast Like A Pro - Using Affinity Photo Thanks
  4. Link updated, because I changed the domain: Affinity Photo Workflow Video Course.
  5. I just want to share with you, that I have just launched an Affinity Photo Workflow Video Course. I have for a long time felt a lack of training videos, that tie the features of Affinity photo into one professional workflow. So, I have created a course, that: Allows you to begin to use Affinity Photo like a PRO with confidence. Explains a Start-to-Finish Affinity Photo workflow. Get to know all the post-processing steps: from opening a RAW file to publishing or printing the finished image. 140 minutes of video content, including explanations of key processing techniques and case videos. Includes 3 bonus workflow macros included. Specially designed for this video course. Gives you everything you need to establish your own non-destructive workflow using Affinity Photo. There is already a lot of great videos about how to use Affinity Photo, however with this new course, I think that many photographers can improve their understanding of Affinity Photo and establish their own editing workflow. By the way, as a thank you to Serif for giving photographers a great product, all interested users in this forum can use the coupon: forum.affinity.serif at check out get an extra 15% discount on the video course. I hope you welcome it into the growing pile of professional training material for Affinity Photo. Cheers, Peter Dam
  6. Hi MEB, Thanks for your reply, but I cannot get it to work. If I first create a tight crop and click apply, and then at a later stage would like to get the pixels back that was cropped away in the first crop, I cannot get Affinity Photo to recover this. If I first created a tight crop and apply it, I cannot create a wider crop later. The pixels seems lost. (However, in Lightroom or Photoshop when I click on the crop tool, I see the original image size, and the applied crop is showing, so I can still choose a wider crop than the first time I cropped.) Maybe I was a little clearer this time about the issue. Thanks
  7. Hi Affinity, It would be great to have an option in the crop tool, whether to delete cropped pixels (or not), so you can revert back and change the crop later in the editing process (non-destructive crop tool). Thanks for a great program.
  8. I agree, that using the underlying composition range gives you even more control. As I said, I will probably add it as a fourth method in the video or demonstrate it in another video on how to use blend ranges to limit adjustment layers.
  9. Hi owenr, Sure, using underlying composition ranges is also a way to go that will give you great control, especially of the transitions. However, I don't feel that the transition is much of an issue in many images.But I will consider to add using the underlying composition ranges in the blend options as a fourth and more advanced method in the video. Thanks for the input.
  10. Hi Affinity forum, I have created this blog post and video on how to add contrast in three different ways in Affinity Photo. Check it out here: Add Contrast Like A Pro - Using Affinity Photo I hope you like it. Feel free to share it. Thanks, Peter Dam Dam-photo.com
  11. Sounds like I should check my assistant settings. I can't recall having changed it, but I will check. Thanks for the advice.
  12. Hi Affinity, Since updating to Affinity Photo (1.6.6 on Mac), whenever I add a mask or a live filter to an active layer the mask or the live filter is added on top of the active layer, instead of being added as a nested mask, under the layer. I also encounter this in v. 1.6.7. I have to manually drag the mask or live filter into its correct place each time.
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