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  1. Mike from South Oz

    Affinity Photo Workbook London 2 question

    James, Dead right!! Many thanks. I am exporting from Raw in 16bit tif and then going to RGB 8bit at the end. I am enjoying your videos and projects very much. all the very best, Mike
  2. I am enjoying working with the workbook. However I do have a question based on page 230. Following the instructions, I set the paint brush tool and then look at the colour panel. I am unable, in RGB mode, to get those standard numbers (please see my first attachment). What is that scale? I am however able to complete the steps (up to number 4) improving the red tones as suggested! The other attachment shows my work so far - prior to cropping. Many thanks in advance, Mike
  3. Mike from South Oz

    Affinity Photo Workbook

    Great workbook. However a problem! I am unable to log into the affin sites and get error 404 regardless of the browser I use. Help please. Thanks. 4 hours later! When entering the URL I was not entering a space after it!!! I have now downloaded all the zip files for my homework!! Many thanks great product.
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    Paint Brush Tool with epic skies macro

    Not sure how but problem solved after two reboots!! Mike
  5. I have a Paint Brush Tool Problem. Using the very good epic skies overlays I am unable to get the paint brush tool to perform after applying the epic skies macro. The erase brush tool does work however on the sky layer. I have watched James’ video on this a few times and it all seemed so easy! In my case the paint brush tool does nothing with "black” or “white” selected. I cannot work out where I am going wrong as the paint brush tool works correctly in other mask layers. Advice please. Thanks.
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    Please cancel my last post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found my mistake after re-reading the instructions for the nth time! I was working from the macro button rather than the library one! Macro is in and working fine. Many thanks from a novice! regards, Mike
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    Thanks for your responses. I am close, but not there! When I activate the import button, it doesn't see the macros file. When I try to import the file using Windows explorer it tells me the file is already there! I am attaching three shots which may explain better than I. Please read in reverse order. I am using Windows 7 Pro x64. Thank you, Mike
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    I am unable to open Skies.afmacros; I am informed that it is the wrong file type! I would like to reinstall this zip file but I no longer have the original of the email! Can I be sent the link again please? When comparing file size I see that the file is much smaller than the other macros and has the pro word uplift which I assume is is wrong. I have all the up lift epic skies files however.Many thanks.
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    [Fixed] Affinity Photo HDR Error Code

    Ergo Sean. Yes you have nailed it. I did tick the box as I took the photos hand held. When is use of this facility ok? Many thanks for your help with this, Mike
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    [Fixed] Affinity Photo HDR Error Code

    Sean, Being perverse the previous 3 now run, but I have the same problem with the attached!! Many thanks, Mike IMG_1554.CR2 IMG_1556.CR2 IMG_1555.CR2
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    [Fixed] Affinity Photo HDR Error Code

    Thanks Sean, Attached are the 3 files. I used the HDR laoding function and then let the programme run. The crash came just as the run was being finanlised; the subsequent menus had appeared and the denoising was just completing. I hadn't edited at all. I hope this helps, many thanks, Mike IMG_1542.CR2 IMG_1543.CR2 IMG_1544.CR2
  12. Error Code OxC0000005 and Affinity Photo shuts down whilst processing 3 CR2 files in HDR Mode. Everything ran well until the final merge, then the error code and a complete shut down. I tried the procedure 3 times with the same result. With other files no problem. I have subsequently tried the merger with Photmatix and had no problems. What is the error? Advice please. Many thanks, Mike
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    Affinity Photo 1.5.2 Freezing

    The "warpfix" was, in the end, temporary and fired me to carry out further research! My interest is now on Nividia Quadro and a multitude of settings. I have attached a word doc showing my current settings for Affinity Photo. My PC has 16Gb of RAM but can still struggle when working in Photo Persona. I shoot raw and start in Develop. Viewing all seven (actually I can see 8 columns!) cores, they "bottom" out during processing and, on occasions, freeze the screen for a few (25) seconds. Is this normal or can I make some setting changes? Good advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Mike Nividia Settings.docx
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    Affinity Photo 1.5.2 Freezing

    Brilliant. Try as I may I now can not replicate that fault!! Many thanks and, so easy when you know how! all the best, Mike
  15. At the outset I need to say that the freezing occurs sometimes as I expand my knowledge! I have now been using adjustment layers successfully as per the tutorials. On occasions the window freezes. My work around is the dependable CTL ALT DEL which usually unfreezes the display. On other occasions it closes Affinity Pro down. I wonder if I am being to quick with keying my mouse? My PC has an Intel Corei7 and the display use Nvidia Quadro. I recently had a windows update - was that the problem? Your advice please as I wish to master this! Many thanks, Mike