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  1. Sorry. Forgot to add the link. It's there now. And - here it is again to save you having to scroll back to the top.
  2. I just finished Parts 1 & 2 of my AP User Guide - workspace & editing skills. I'm moving on now to Part 3, Editing Examples. An aside. The completed User Guide is here in the forum's Resources section per a forum moderator's request. I'm going to put the associated Tutorials section here as well for that reason, but it seems to me that both are tutorials. When is a forum post a Tutorial instead of a Resource. I'm just curious. This example illustrates masks (mostly) - AP User Guide Part 3 OOF.pdf The example isn't something often seen. It's an image that appears to extend beyond a framed photo's matte opening.
  3. DOWNLOAD ADDED NOTE: The book has 71 pages consisting of a cover and 36 facing-pages. Be sure you tell your PDF reader about the facing-pages else, depending on your reader (Nitro Pro works fine), you may end up seeing only the 36 even-numbered pages. Enjoy. Download
  4. Finally, it's done: The User Guide's essentials, Part 1 - Workspace & Part 2 - Editing Basics This is a reference guide that includes links to all (as in every bit) of Serif's Affinity Photo text and video help material. In addition to the extensive use of links throughout its 71 pages, the footer at the bottom of all pages includes links to the eBook's Table of Contents & its Index as well as to Serif's official text and video tutorial material (the Index is a last minute addition - still a work-in-progress). No need searching Affinity Photo's Help menu and YouTube. If Serif produced it, you'll find links in this guide.
  5. It will be available as a free download from my website. The same location where the content, to date, has been posted. I'll try to activate the download option after Part 2 is complete in ~a month.
  6. The latest section of my eBook. A quick overview of AP's image repair tools.
  7. After lots of thought: Coffee at my local Starbucks, or A meal at McDonald's Your choice. I'll send the winner the establishment's local addresses (in Lititz, PA, USA). When you go there, tell them Ed sent you. Offer expires after 7 days. By the way, I liked your "Due to the fact that Boris....". Want to trade a Donald for a Boris?
  8. No need for apologies, Ed! I don’t mind teasers at all: it was a genuine question, not a complaint. Thanks. What I wanted to avoid at this stage was explaining details and then further needing to introduce and explain things that go beyond the specific repair tool - like the use of the Sources Panel and its whats & wherefores in conjunction with the Clone Brush. Maybe in the future I'll say - Until the complete section is complete, it's left to the interested reader to figure out which of the six repair tools was used (hint, not Red Eye) and how - or just wait a few days. A prize if you come up with the answer before then.
  9. The answer is a bit more involved that simply saying "It was done with the Clone Brush Tool". That's why I wrote in my blog post - "You can read details in a few days when the section is done, but in the meantime here’s an example." I find it useful to post "teasers" for my blog readers. Helps keep interest & readership up. In the future, I'll avoid that here on the Affinity forums - no more teasers, just the finished story. Sorry.
  10. The image has a before-after slider. The after version has three additional images (in 3 of the 4 corners). Did you slide the before-after slider?
  11. An unusual before<>after image made with one of AP's six image repair tools.
  12. MEB, Thanks for the reply. I don't want/need a DAM + RAW product. For DAM I have used iMatch for years and never plan to change. As for RAW development, I use the ACR in PS Elements for the basic conversion stuff. I then do everything else with Nik software, again with PSE as the server for the Nik plugin. I can still do the same, in combination with AP, by using the PSE/ACR combo instead the currently flawed (IMO) Photo Develop and then open the ACR result in AP. A one-stop solution was my "hope"; all I want is a better RAW conversion function. Maybe some day, but at age 82 I can't wait too long You didn't mention the Photo only White Picker. A reason for that not also being in Develop?
  13. Here's the 2nd section of Part 2 (and here's the 1st section of Part 2 from last week). Part 1 is here. I'm prepared to get some flack over my treatment of AP's Develop Persona. If that includes you, please offer specifics as to what you find wrong AND how to make it right. As an old boss said - you can't just use your pencil's eraser! My biggest beef is the fact that Develop Persona is destructive. Second place goes to having a white picker for white balance in Photo, but not in Develop. Third - Why are overlays available only in Develop. I guess Serif has good reasons, but the logic escapes me. Bottom line is that I recommend bypassing Develop - just open the RAW file and click on Develop Persona's develop button to switch to Photo Persona (then use Layer>New Adjustment Layer to access Develop tools that are free from the destructive DP issues; return to DP when necessary for DP unique features like Overlays and camera unique options, etc.). Different strokes to different folks, just my opinions. Thanks
  14. A few days ago I posted Affinity Photo User Guide Part 1, Workspace & UI Part 2 is about a month away, but I'm going to try post the individual sections here, as I post them on my website. Here's the first Opening & Saving Images I'll add them to the on-line eBook when Part 2 is complete.
  15. Mea culpa. My last post was only 50% correct. I did update the content. HOWEVER! I didn't update the link's URL. Sorry for wasting your time if the eBook was missing. Problem fixed! New Link