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  1. I was so hoping to create ebooks with AP. To discover that is not possible is a dive back to old publishing programs, of which there are many. The popularity of ebooks is a huge and growing market for self publishers and commercial publishers. What were you thinking guys? The name Affinity Publisher held such promise. As you have guessed, this is one long time customer who is very disappointed.
  2. I regret being unable to reply swiftly, Stokerg. Thank you for your request, which fortunately poked me in the eye as soon as I opened the web page. Yes that worked.
  3. Mes excuses pour ne pas avoir répondu rapidement, Wikinger. J'ai fait ce que tu as suggéré et ça a marché! Merci beaucoup.
  4. I wanted to copy a girls face from one photograph and paste it on to another. I checked that all layers were unlocked. Added the required mask, as in the video, as I progressed. Made a selection with the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Used Ctrl+C. Went to the other photo and pasted, Ctrl+V Up to this point there were no problems. Tried to click on the white arrow of the Move Tool but it was not working. No change to it just did not respond to my clicking. I tried the keyboard V, nothing. I then noticed a Windows green bar above the program telling me the program had stopped working. Closed down and started again, several times, with the same result. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks. I was following this tutorial:
  5. We have all had the problem of selecting a sky when most of the sky can be seen through gaps in the leaves and branches of a tree. It can take ages to accurately select every tiny gap to complete the selection of the sky. If we miss a few tiny gaps the result looks awful. Other programs, GIMP is an example, have selection tools which can select all areas of the sky, including those pesky gaps, with just one click. Of course it may be necessary to adjust the settings for that tool to capture clouds as well as the blue sky. If other programs can do it how about such a tool for Affinity Photo? (If you are not familiar with GIMP I'm talking about the 'Select by Color Tool'.)
  6. Bonjour, Pas de problème, il est décevant que le classeur contienne quelques leçons qui ne produisent pas les résultats présentés. Cependant, le programme est si bon qu'il est d'une grande aide que des membres avancés comme Owenr nous aident à surmonter ces obstacles mineurs. Meilleurs voeux et puissions-nous progresser ensemble. S'il vous plaît pardonnez mon mauvais français (de Google translate).
  7. Thank you so much, Owenr, for your explanation. I shall work with all your excellent suggestions.
  8. Thank you for your kind comment, Wikinger. Yes, I tried that but the arrow has no effect. The black and white options are stuck fast. I also selected black from the colours palate, which gave me two blacks. On trying Edit > Fill nothing happened to fill the photograph with black, but the Tool Bar switched to a two row short version. See image below.
  9. Affinity Photo Workbook arrived in good condition Beautifully designed and produced. The disappearing blues lines are a bit of a niggle when trying follow where they go. The lessons are good and pretty easy to follow but naturally there is heck of a lot to remember. So repeating the lessons is essential for me. This not for dummies. I am having problems with the Disintegrate Effect (Page 398 to 399). On Page 396, Paragraph 2, the instructions read: 'On the Layers Panel select the Smudge layer, click Mask Layer and then chose Edit > Fill. As we've set the Primary colour in the Swatches Panel already, ensure Primary Colour is enabled to fill with black; this hides the entire layer for now but we'll paint it back later. Click Apply.' I follow all instructions faithfully but on selecting Edit Menu > Fill, the primary colour Black switches to White of its own accord. I have repeated the lesson numerous times and always get the same result. Am I a dummy or are others experiencing the same problem? Any help would be appreciated.
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    CA and Fringe Removal Failed

    Hi chaufr, I watched the tutorials and figured it out in the end. I found it essential to put a rectangle selection around the ship and rails to prevent all the bushes turning a weird colour. There was a lot of green in the colours of the fringing. Obviously, I played with image as well as removing the fringing. I hope you'll forgive me for that. Affinity is getting addictive! There are so many excellent video tutorials I missed the one I should have watched: Chromatic Aberration and Fringing. (Page 3 of the tutorials.) The trick is to go to: Layer menu/New Live Filter Layer/Defringe Filter. Select the colour you want to get rid of on the top slider. What worked for me was to pull the Tolerance and Radius sliders all the way to the right. Pull the Edge Brightness Threshold all the way to the left. The CA, Fringing and should not be there colours disappeared. Magic! Obviously, you may need to adjust the sliders as required for your photograph.
  11. Jeff282

    CA and Fringe Removal Failed

    AAAAAAAAAH! Affinity Photo could handle the problem all the time. There are so many excellent video tutorials I missed the one I should have watched: Chromatic Aberration and Fringing. (Page 3 of the tutorials.) The trick is to go to: Layer menu/New Live Filter Layer/Defringe Filter. Select the colour you want to get rid of on the top slider. What worked for me was to pull the Tolerance and Radius sliders all the way to the right. Pull the Edge Brightness Threshold all the way to the left. The CA, Fringing and should not be there colours disappeared. Magic! Obviously, you may need to adjust the sliders as required for your photograph.
  12. Jeff282

    CA and Fringe Removal Failed

    Thanks for your comments, Sal P. I have the SilkyPix SE version which was supplied with the camera and updated. Unfortunately this software does not remove the colours either. The new versions: SilkyPix Studio (£49) and Pro (£1000) handle RAW and HDR but no mention of preventing edge colours produced by Panasonic Lumix lenses. Perhaps Affinity Photo, which I really like, will be able to handle the problem one day. In the meantime, I'll cope with my Affinity workaround.
  13. Jeff282

    CA and Fringe Removal Failed

    I figured out a work around of sorts. Create a selection, with the selection brush, around the purple colouration. (This can be fiddley with long narrow areas.) Click on the Adjustment tab and select HSL Adjust. When the box opens click on the Master list and select: greens, cyans, blues, magentas. For each colour move the Saturation Shift slider all the way to the left (-100%). After diluting all those colours, click Merge. The purple coloration with have vanished. This my experiment, which worked for me. I'm sure that you advanced guys can come up with a quicker method and more effective method (I hope). BTW, I tried with Master on the list but this was horrible - no, disastrous.
  14. Jeff282

    CA and Fringe Removal Failed

    Thanks, Pauls. You are correct, purple colouration is common in RW2 files. I see it most in images taken in low light. However, that's not the problem. Our problem is Affinity Photo not being able to remove any kind of colouration caused by chromatic aberration and/or fringing. I tried the Filters/Colours/Chromatic Aberration filter and the Fringing filter many times without success. As an Advanced Member do you know of a work around within Affinity Photo? I can get rid of it with another program so it's not the end of the world, but it would be nice to do it as part of the work flow in Affinity Photo
  15. Jeff282

    CA and Fringe Removal Failed

    I wonder if you have a point about Lumix FZ components. My shot, above yours, was taken with the FZ200. Maybe others can contribute it's kind of lonely here with just the two of us.
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