Without a link to the video it's hard to know what you're trying to follow, but this works for me:
Flow in the text.
Use the Place Image tool to choose and drop the image onto the page.
Use the Move tool to resize the image and place it over the text frame in the position you want it.
Do not select the text insertion point. Stick with the Move tool and keep the image selected.
Pull down the Layer menu and choose Inline in Text.
Your image layer should now be nested in the text frame layer, and will move as you edit the text.
In this video:
- Make pictures pop with the Curves Adjustment Layer Trick
- How to use the Pen Tool easy and fast for great results
- Make a even Frame around your images with ease
- Create a Mask for a Glow effect that works
I'm not sure how DR evaluated in the equation?
This is not a real equation, but a kind of pseudo-code. DR is the previous DR in the right hand side and the new one in the left side. For instance, the product blend mode would be obtained with DR=DR*SR (to be understood as DR_new=DR_previous*SR). Only the right hand side is to be entered into the AP box
roundup(0.5-0.3*SR-0.59*SB-0.11*SB) Should that be 0.59*SG?
Of course. I suffered from many mistakes in the process, I corrected a lot of them directly in the AP box and I did not always reported these corrections in my text processor... and unfortunately I used this text version to prepare my post. Sorry! Actually, I did not dare to directly deal with color pictures. I began the work with grey pictures, where the code is far simpler. Not that simple to get it right the first time, but I succeeded fast enough to be reasonably confident to tackle the color case.
Now, I want to emphasize that my misadventures are not at all a condemnation of this Apply Image menu. Simply, in case of complex equations, better to have a true text editor at hand with a compatible copy and paste function!
Below is my list of written tutorials I have done over the years. The first few were done using early versions of Affinity programs but they should still be ok. Some menus may have changed or tools look different but the basics are the same.
Also most are for Affinity Photo, but some could be done in Designer. Plus the "Beginners Look at Affinity Photo" ones will pretty much be the same in Affinity Designer and Publisher as all 3 programs have same basic functions.
PhotoPlus and Affinity Photo – make a fake Starry Sky background
Affinity Photo – Fake Evening Sky with Rain and Lightening
Affinity Photo - Art Projects
Shows 2 ways to make a blank canvas on an easel have what might be a painted image on it, from a photograph.
Infrared V2 – Affinity Photo 3 ways to make fake Infrared images
I Needed a project to use in the Affinity Publisher beta, so I thought I’d update an old Serif PhotoPlus tutorial to an Affinity Photo tutorial.
It basically shows 3 methods to get Infrared style images.
Affinity Photo – Convert German Video – Film Strip Image in 3 parts
Affinity Photo – False Water and Reflection
Affinity Photo – Chinese Painting Styles in 2 parts
Affinity Photo – Beginners Look at Layer Masks
Activ8 issue 5 – Emboss With Lighting
Activ8 issue 6 – 3D Text
Activ8 issue 7 -Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher – A look at Styles
This written tutorial, mainly aimed at beginners of any of the Affinity Software made for PC and Mac. It may work the same on iPad version but I don’t own one so can’t confirm that it will.
It looks at what Styles are, how to make some Gradient Styles and some Styles made from images. Then how to Export and Import your newly made Styles.
After that I do a basic overview of a couple of video tutorials I have made in the past. Using the Mirror Filter and the Equation filter to make new images, to then make Styles from.
Lastly, another overview of a recent video tutorial, which looks at using the Vector Crop Tool in Affinity Designer to grab sections of an image to then make Styles from.
The end of this PDF tutorial has interactive links to all the video tutorials and links to the downloads of all the Styles I have made in these video and written tutorials.
Activ8 issue 8 – Affinity Photo – Make Sketch Image With Just The Channel Mixer
A while ago I made an Affinity Photo video tutorial about making a sketch image just using the Channel Mixer adjustment. I thought I’d up-date it slightly in this written tutorial, which can be done in Affinity Photo, Designer or Publisher.
Activ8 issue 8a – Affinity Software – 4 Creative yet simple ways to use Blend Modes
This is a written tutorial update of a video tutorial I did in Feb 2018.
They are fairly basic edits and will work best with an image that has a white background. So, I will use one I got from Pixabay, as are the other images used. Links to the video and image are in the written tutorial.
The video was done in Affinity Photo but this will be done in Affinity Designer but I see no reason why it can’t also be done in Publisher.
Activ8 issue 9 – A Beginners Look At Affinity Photo part 1
Looking at opening images and saving your edits. Plus, file formats also a look at the Layers Panel and Colour selection
Although tutorial is for Affinity Photo all will work pretty much the same in Affinity Designer
Activ8 issue 10 – A Beginners Look At Affinity Photo part 2
Looking at opening and setting up a new document other than an image. The Brush Tool and changing the Brush Tips. Then looking at the different types of Pixel and Vector layers you can make. Layer Masks and their use. Plus, a quick look at Text and Shape layers and the Glyph Browser.
As with part 1, most (if not all) of the information in this tutorial will work just as well in Affinity Designer and Publisher as all 3 programs are so similar.
The perspective distort and mesh warp tool are under the same button and behave very similarly.
Yet, the "apply" button for both are on the opposite extremes of the screen! (Perspective in a floating window in the bottom right, and Warp in the toolbar to the top left.)
That's a pretty extreme UI consistency break.
I agree with John; here’s my more wordy version:
I don’t have Lightroom, but I’ve seen LR’s radial filter used in a Simon Foster class on the Nik Collection on Udemy.
The radial filter appeared to be an elliptical shape on top of a layer that one could use to control aspects of the layer such as exposure, etc.
In Affinity, one could simply create an ellipse of the desired size with no stroke and a white-black gradient fill. Then rasterize the ellipse into a mask, and apply yer mask to any adjustment layer or group of layers that you desire.
if you want to use the ellipse to affect color, then no need to convert it to a mask - just use a fill of the desired gradient and adjust the blend mode and opacity as desired. Olivio Sariikas recently released a YouTube video titled “Free Glorious Light Pack” that demonstrates that technique.
Have you tried stitching a 2x4 montage? I have had success in the past with a montage of a room. For such montages it is important to have a good overlap between the images, both horizontally and vertically. Go for 35% or even 50%.
One area where this will fail is a landscape where the upper row is all (or mostly) sky. Clouds do not provide sharp enough edges for the alignment algorithm to work.
The stacking algorithm fails because the mountains provide a firmer edge for it to latch onto than the more nebulous Milky Way. This has been asked before. My suggestion was to blur the edges of the mountains (and any other horizon) and hope that the stars etc are sufficiently well-defined for alignment.
For just1 two images, I would suggest that, rather than a Stack, you just paste one image on top of the other, set the opacity to 50% and align them manually.
Only filters though, I suspect @thegary is referring to plugins that add functionality to the program's UI.
This has been discussed at length on other threads around the forum; this thread is mostly a duplicate.