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  1. Hi! I have to tell, I didn't yet test this and I am coming straight from the Photoshop forum to ask if Affinity photo can do this. In Photoshop we can't. So, I have a document which contains multiple layers of the same image with different colors. I wanna create seamless textures out from those layers, but the layers have to be exactly similar to each other, otherwise, they won't work on the 3d program. I have attached here an image file to clarify the problem. There is the same image converted to normal map and to the height map. If one of those is even slightly different with other ones, the texture won't work anymore and is useless. So can I with Affinity Photo use the clone stamp tool to simultaneously clone stamp all the layers at the same time to make the texture seamless? edit: I was able to clone stamp 2 layers simultaneously, but what if I have 5 layers?
  2. Sounds very complex. :/ I think I maybe need to find some other gift since I can't expect that all my subscribers are mac users. I actually believe, that most of them are windows users.
  3. I would wish to buy a gift card for affinity photo for windows or mac to someone, but I can't see a way to do that? edit: Actually, I wanna create a competition on my youtube channel and the price would be this software.
  4. Hey, thank you. I already found the way to do that, but those definitely are helpful to understand even more about this topic! :)
  5. For example, if I take spherical photos, I would wanna add my name to the photo somewhere. Most of the cases it is the origin point on the ground, or up in the sky. Now if go to live projection and design my stamp there, how do I merge it to the background projection?
  6. Oh, okay. I just maybe didn't understand the difference of workflows in these two programs. I'll try to learn this new way. :)
  7. You copy something from example from your old document and you wanna edit it as a new document, the workflow should go like this: 1. Copy the images. 2. Press ctrl + n to start new document. 3. Affinity photo detects the copied image size and you just press ok and paste the image there. The image fits perfectly. No white borders, no nothing but the image. Now you need to somehow know which size the copied document is and the paste that to the image size fields. Or you can create one huge document and then try to figure out how to crop the image to the target size. (btw I don't know how do I snap the crop tool to the selected layer size.)
  8. I would like to use the same workflow I used to work with Photoshop. When I open for example Jpeg image in the editor, I can edit it with the same tools as I edit the raw images.
  9. I've stopped for while using Affinity and came back to photoshop. My needs seems to be too spesifig for image editing software. I for example edit textures for 3d-models with Photoshop. It has very good tools for that.
  10. Thanks. Very good ideas you have. I think I'm not going to change the shortcuts. I think that the program should be used as it is designed. If I change something, I might get confused with some tutorial, or if I'm in future making tutorials of this program. And it is true that this is not Adobe software, but I see that maybe 90% of the features are actually almost straight rip off from Photoshop or other Adobe products. I think they don't even try to hide it. I was actually almost home right when I opened the programs. Only some little changes were visible related to Photoshop. For example I could not find how to change color. lol Indeed, those things are not problem for me. But i have not yet decided if I'm going to buy this or not because of other reasons. My problem is that I'm almost married with Adobe. I use almost daily Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, After Effects etc... Serif is not quite there yet, but I believe that they are actually all the time testing for alternative programs they might produce in future, so I really think that the times of Adobe monopoly are gone more or less. Also Serif programs seems to be optimized very well. Of course they are very light also related to Adobe products. For example Photoshop maybe has more lines of code than what Windows NT has. And that's lot.
  11. Okay thanks. :) That might explain the problems I had. It seems I selected the wrong tool with pressing shortcut key ( B twice. That feature is known by me from Photoshop Elements, but it is not in Photoshop PRO, so I did not notice the tool change, because using Affinity photo for me is like using Photoshop Pro. I think there would be something that indicates the tool change. The little icon in tool bar is too little to be noted. I wanted to create with the brush tool a selection that could be used to adjust the exposure of the dark areas of that image. I tried few methods to do that, but because I had that wrong tool selected, I could not achieve it: 1. Use white layer and change the blending mode to overlay. Now adjusting it's opacity I can make it brighter only little. It looks similar to what you can do with exposure tool. 2. Create an exposure adjustment layer and use a layer mask to determine the area I want to get altered to the effect. You are dev? Can I ask some questions about the future that came to my mind while testing? -The lens blur filter. I use it very often in PS to create very complicated DOF effects to images. Those cannot be done with the new PS:s new blur gallery filters, neither AP:s depth of field blur filters. When doing it with the lens blur in PS, I need to create a selection with for example quick mask tool. Now there are pixels that are selected something between 0% - 100%. That value effects to the lens filter, so the areas of 0% are blurred with 0% of the radius value. 50% areas are blurred with 50% of the radius value etc. Currently how the filter works is not very useful, cause the result is not so pleasing at the areas that are not 100% selected. -Adjusting quick mask with levels. I think it does something when changing levels, but I don't know what, cause the program does not show visually what happens to my selection. -Invert selection check box to filters. if I want to add for example lens blur to some selected area, I might wanna edit the not selected areas only, but forgot to invert the selection before adding the effect. So this could be one fast shortcut to have better workflow. Allow moving elliptical and rectangular selections with space, or ctrl or some other key while drawing them. This is very important, because if you wanna position your rectangular selection perfectly, you should be able to move it at the same time when you are doing it.
  12. Okay, I have never had similar problems in Photoshop or any other painting program with similar settings. I really think it is a bug. There were an areas that could not be painted, not even when the mouse was released and then clicked again. Sometimes even 3th click wasn't working. Also I tried to reproduce the bug today with the similar settings and it did not happen.
  13. I think I also found a bug. Can anyone confirm that he had similar problems with brush tool In windows? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34M_GDwWuf8
  14. I've downloaded the affinity photo windows beta and this is a video of me using it for the first time. I think it might have some useful data for the UI designers, so I wanted to share it to you. I'm very experienced Photoshop user. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edxxiCjQjc4 Sorry for the language. I wanted to speak my native language, so yeah. You might not understand a word. :/
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