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  1. Here's an example I found - to my untrained eye this example seems to preserve whites while under-representing blue tones. I'm really not great at colour. So I'm hoping to buy something that would let me apply a colour change to a "well balanced" modern image, and turn it into something like this. Ideally for several different specific film effects. Nick
  2. Hi, Is anyone aware of Affinity plugins that will give a period film look? I'm hoping for something that will make my CGI work look less CGI. For example, the old Polaroid instant photos had a distinctive colour balance that I struggle to reproduce. Similar for early colour photos from NASA, and I can see it being really useful to process a video image sequence for that period look. Please feel free to suggest commercial solutions! Thanks, Nick
  3. Thanks for the suggestions! The table seemed elegant, but my first attempt has the picture frame elements floating above the cells, rather than inside them. Nick
  4. I'm looking for a way to get a set of square images in an array 4 across and 2 high, preferably with a small gap between them. End destination is Publisher, but it's perfectly acceptable to arrange the elements in a Photo image file. Desktop versions. Any clues please? Nick
  5. Wow, the video is super helpful, thank you! It's probably easiest to find a font with numbers in circles for the label end...
  6. I looked at pen and node help / tutorials, and found nothing relevant, so I'm probably thinking of the wrong commands. I want to add a key to a diagram, with a line leading to the part I am describing, so I want attach something to a line. I drew the line with a pen tool, no problem, but I can't see how to (for example) attach an arrowhead to one end, or a circle to the other, (which I will put a number in). If some kind person can tell me the command I should be able to find a tutorial on it, Thanks Nick
  7. Hello all, I'm trying to find tutorials on setting up an index, and I keep finding index for tutorials instead! There seem to be a LOT of text format styles that go into an index, and I'm hoping to find some templates or presets that give a nice coherent look with a minimum of tweaks and twiddles. The same applies to a table of contents, which is next on my list to tackle. Also the sheer number of elements you can adjust for a style is a bit baffling to me as a beginner - I plan on digging deeper into this, but for now I'm looking for a shortcut.
  8. Thanks Thomaso - I was thinking something similar about getting out of my depth with a complex template. Though perhaps it would still be useful to see some good examples, even if I do not use much. Nick
  9. Hi All, I've not worked with any publishing software before, and I'm really struggling to get going. I suspect the problem is that I keep expecting it to be like a word processor, when perhaps something like PowerPoint (spit, snarl!), is a better comparison. I have a fairly clear idea of where I want to get to - the final product is going to be a fairly technical booklet, produced as A4 landscape, probably about 80 pages. Most pages are likely to have 3 columns of text, or two portrait images side-by-side, or one portrait image and some text beside it. It will be sold as a PDF E-Book, and will be printable by the customer. I have a big pile of photo images, and another pile of my CGI renderings, so I'm well covered for graphical elements. The best tutorial I have found so far is the Page Layout video by "Andy" on this page: https://affinityspotlight.com/article/learn-how-to-use-affinity-publisher-fast/ And I'm wondering if it would be sensible to buy a template - the "Lynx" one here looks to be a fairly good match for what I want. https://creativemarket.com/SlideStation/4712748-Lynx-Publisher-Brochure-Template#fullscreen (By all means, recommend templates of your own if they are a good fit). So... Any other recommended tutorials for me? Is buying a template a good idea? Anything else that will get me thinking about it the right way? I'm expecting that once I get my head around it, the other tasks like contents and an index will make a lot more sense to me. Thanks, Nick
  10. Thanks all, I attach a screen grab with the layer selected. I don't see a "replace" in the context menu?
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