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  1. UPDATED: paint brush DOES NOT WORK when painting a mask as shown in affinity tutorial 2 pixel layers, black mask on the top one, I select the brush and white paint and try to paint on the mask, nothing happens. Am I missing something? you paint masks with black and white to mask out or in things right? EDIT: can confirm even after watching affinity tutorial on masking, paint bursh does not work atall on a mask, it doesn't wor for painting white nor black, the only available thing is to "paint" the mask with the eraser tool, operation which is not reversable. Help, there must be something wrong
  2. and that's why everybody used blend if in PS instead of proper Luminosity masks right? oh wait, no, your statement is laughable at best. Please don't take it personal but let's not sell a non feature as a replacement for an awesome one that AP severely lacks. A luminosity mask is better in any way shape or form, and being a mask is intrinsically a selection, blend ranges can't even come close to that. Smadell has been the single most proficient helper for anybody using AP for advance post processing that seeks the versatility of using LM. Still AP lacks the foundamentals for that kinda workflow, like previewing the mask itself AND clamping it or editing it with levels and curves without resorting to nesting adjustement levels and using alpha components as it currently is (which prevents preview of the mask range). Seriously this and some other little usability tweaks are the one things that prevents me from using AP for any kind of serious work or suggeting the program to anyone. Would've preferred Serif concentrate on this kinda problem instead of making Light UI the focus of an entire update
  3. Hi guys, So, basically the title says it all, AP jitters when zooming/enabling/disabling layers, basically at every click of the mouse AP decides to jitter around. I provided a performance setting and an example in the video below, any suggestion on how to solve it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6DofUr5zp0&feature=youtu.be Please turn on the resolution to 1080p, and no, the preview jitter is not youtube fault, is far more apparent on my screen when working with AP yeah I don't know hot to post a youtube link since it gets deleted so I just attached a .txt file with the link inside, no it's not spam, no it's not ads
  4. thenks MEB, any suggestion on the problem? I did bring it up in the initial days of the qindoes beta but it seems it persisted thoughout
  5. Hi guys, So, basically the title says it all, AP jitters when zooming/enabling/disabling layers, basically at every click of the mouse AP decides to jitter around. I provided a performance setting and an example in the video below, any suggestion on how to solve it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6DofUr5zp0&feature=youtu.be Please turn on the resolution to 1080p, and no, the preview jitter is not youtube fault, is far more apparent on my screen when working with AP yeah I don't know hot to post a youtube link since it gets deleted so I just attached a .txt file with the link inside, no it's not spam, no it's not ads AP preview jitter bug.txt
  6. I guess I'll have to live with it at this point uh?
  7. Hi guys and wonderful Moderators, I know it's been probably said in a few posts but I'd like to list some of what I think are a few of the most needed features in AP. 1. refine masks uusing levels and curves, this is the most important thing, I'm not talking about refine edges or similar, I'm saying that once you created a mask to have the possibility to open a curve or levels adjustement for that mask to refine its range, as things are now we are pretty much stuck with the mask as it is at the moment of creating it, I just refuse to believe such thing is not available in AP, it's a foundamental feature, I mean AP has equations, EQUATIONS!!! and we can't put in this feature? 2. Some sort of luminosity masks panel, YES I'll ask for it for as much as it takes, even if it means having you put one in out of desperation for not having to read my every post about it. And I mean a full fledged LM panel, not the select midtones/shadow/highligh thingy, I mean a zones system/varying degrees of shadow/midtones/highlight selection though masks maybe. Seriously the channel way of doing it manually as it is now is cumbersome and uneffective, resterize layer to mask? really guys? nice feature but let's just step it up. 3. color picker when using the HSL tool 4. More color selection well...selections, blue, red and green are not enough really, maybve axpand to yellow, cyan, magenta. 5. slice tool to percentage or exact slices, as of right now I find the slice tool really...casual and amateur, would be nice to tell AP to: 'slice the image in 3 part vertically', insted of the free hand tool, which is pretty much useless imo. 6. suggestion for 3 filters, one is the tonal contrast equivalent, would be nice and save a lot of time having some sort of tonal contrast in the live filters, baybe a dynamic brightness too. your glow filter, nice idea, but poorly implemented all it does is blow out the highlight, maybe making it s that it protect saturation and luminance in some way, that's be nice. 7. create a panorama out of the opened files, same goes for hdr, it's really bothersome having to export all images before having AP create a new pano. 7 1/2, come on guys, let's just have an 'align layers' option, I don't know if i'm doing somehing wrong but stack create stack in the arrange panel doe snot align anything if you're not opening a brand new set of images, we need to align layers in an opened file. Thank you guys for this platform in which you allow us to give suggestion, I know i may sounfd just like the usual run of the mill whyny customer, but I do complain because I believe in this software and its possibility. Seriously though, take into consideration these suggestion, let's not just trail behind Photoshop, let's make a clear jump foreward.
  8. Vicks

    Feuture(s) request

    I know it's a dofferent enviroment, and we can't actually ask serif to giive us PS under a differet name, but man I miss grayscale rapresentation, and as I stated before it's just one of the different thing that bugs me that I find can be solved in a much more simple way, alla in all it's not a deal breaker but all the features that are missing in ap, those that require a lenghty operation and the performance aspect of the program itself do stack up to result in a frustrating xperience I have to admit
  9. Vicks

    Feuture(s) request

    Thanks verysame, it helps, but still it is a method that does not provide a visual rapresentation of the mask and its affected range, better than nothing I guess, but still off the mark, and as I was stating, too convoluted and kills workflow
  10. do we have the ability to synch setting among 100-200 raw images? no, do we have luminosity panels? no, do we have extensive masks refinement based on contrast that doesn't involve creating rasterized layers? no, do we have align layers? no (and live stack does not align anything, it works only in aligning a new stack, thanks but that isn't really useful when I have all my layers opened one on top of the other), do we have create panorama from open files? no, can you pick a color when opening the hsl tool? no...I mean these are basic thing AP shuld be albe to do and are possible, when they are, only by convoluted way that is basically a workflow killer, Am I saying this from my experience? yes, yes I am how should I base my assertion then? there are thing that I find AP does better then PS, and the vast majority of the thing that I do that Photoshop does better. And performance, that is just a plain simple fact, Photoshop is faster. Is that a speculation in your eyes? cause I did my tests, not because of wanting to see if one program or another take 55 or 52 seconds to complete a task, but because from the time I open my files to when I save them as a completed photo I takes much more time in AP that it does in PS, may that be caused by performance issues or the fact that PS just make some steps faster (hell just think about remove CA). Why Am I here then? to complain about a program that I paid and see if I can get the developer to implement features that can save much of my time because I think that AP is a valid program
  11. Vicks

    Feuture(s) request

    I fail to understand how, let's say just for an example that I have my pixel layer, than I have a vibrance ad.layer on top, the mask from that vibrance layer has been created by selecting the highlights, how can you refine now that mask using a curve or level that are for the mask only? I'll attach a PS screenshot so that I can make clear of my intention
  12. I too believe AP is a better choice for most people, still it come short on adobe's counterpart, batch raw file processing is basically non existent, and most people like to develop their files in a raw engine as in lightroom and capture one and then process them in detail in ap or ps, and there lies the prblem, there are still things ap lacks that will make peple go back to ps, not that ap doesn't make good use of some of its feature, but sometimes there are tools you just can't live without (in my case the ability to refine masks with level and curves for luminosity masking). if AP can get that sorted I'm in for life
  13. yes tried everything, had to reinstall AP and now seems to be working fine
  14. I assure you the brush is a stock one, I can't paint black on a white mask or white on a black mask, I did try every combination on opacity/flow/hardness and did select pure white and pure black brushes, its just hit or miss, but I did notice that even when it does not want to paint on a mask, if I create an empty pixel layer and paint on that directly the brush works, I thought it was due to maybe having 'preserve alpha' checked, but I triple checked and no, it's not selected when I try to paint on a mask, after some restarting it works, to go back to not working the following time, for now I'll just reinstall affinity and try again
  15. Hi MEB, I'm on Windows, and no I just use the mask on the adjustment layer or the one created on a pixel layer when I press create mask, really I'm not using a pixel layer instead of a mask. Thing is if I select a portion of the image and then select a mask, or an adjustement layer, the selection gets transferred to the mask no problem, its just the brushing on a mask that its hit or miss. In the Screenshot I just added a levels adj. to exaggerate the difference between the two layer but nothing this time
  16. I assure you I tried this process many times, I just load an image, duplicate it or add a layer adjustement (in which case I don't add a mask since it has it already) and it just wouldn't paint on the mask, restart the application and it does, restart and its blocked, really it works 1 out of every 5 times I tried, and preserve alpha is off btw, I guess is some random glitch at this point
  17. Just tried it a couple of times, problem still there, brush tool is useless when trying to paint on a layer mask
  18. thanks Madame, I discovered somehow how to do it, You have to press lt and click both left and right mouse button then drago up/down Left/right to controll strenght and size, kinda convoluted ifyou ask me, now I wonder How can I change that
  19. Hi guys, I finally got into reediting in AP after a long time. I know the questions thatfollows have been answered before, and trust me I searched in the forum but to no avail. 1-So the first one would be, keyboard and mouse shortcut for increasing and decreasing brush size, as of right now no combination of strokes seems to work. And no, left and right bracket keys are no viable option nor do they work on an italian layout keyboard 2-the slice tool in export persona: I do post images on instagram after having them resized to 2048px on the long edge, so for pano I usually use the clise tool on PS and make say a 3 slice off of a pano that has been cropped to 3:1 and export them, so that I can upload them as multipe images to instagram and retain the pano. How do I do that in AP? it seems that the slices are only there for free and rectangular slices...any way to tell AP to slice my document in 3 equal part vertically and export them? 3-Copy one layer mask to another layer/adjustment layer, how do I do that? 4-when I have something selected and marching ant areon, how do I flood that selection with back or white? (on a layer mask) 5-I do like lthe stack option for files I already have on my HDD (I don't know what, but it's freaking stupid fast with 16bit tiffs), but let's say I have 4 layers in a document that I want to align, do I simply select 'Live Stack group' from the arrange toolbar? since it does not give me the option to align layers i am skeptic It'll actually align them PS. I am using English as a language even though I am using an italian layout keyboard. BTW, thanks AP team
  20. Vicks

    Luminosity Masks

    @smadell that's awesome, I can't really thank you enough for what you provided, it really make affinity a viable option with these LMs. I went form 'mildly disappointed' to very enthusiastic in 5 minutes, and potentially convinced me that I'm likely to buy affinity now that I know that this is in fact a doable thing, just hope it gets incorporated as a standard in a next release. Thank you again. I am new to Affinity so may I ask you how did you manage to create those masks in the forst place?